Holliday earns first collegiate win in double-overtime thriller

December 12, 20171st2nd3rd4th1OT 2OT Final
Benedict915251514583
North Greenville1227141114987
Stats at a GlanceBCNGU
FG Percentage.347 (26-75) .389 (28-72)
3P FG Percentage.250 (4-16) .273 (6-22)
FT Percentage.614 (27-44) .781 (25-32)
Offensive Rebounds2714
Defensive Rebounds3131
Total Rebounds5845
Turnovers2921
Steals89
Bench Points2732
LeadersBCNGU
PointsAy'Anna Bey - 21
Karen Donehew - 26
ReboundsAy'Anna Bey - 11
TEAM - 13
AssistsAy'Anna Bey - 2
Shannon Owens - 2
Kyli Schmitt - 2
Ayano Shelton - 2
Cameron Carter - 2
StealsShannon Owens - 3
Karen Donehew - 4
BlocksCamryn Bostick - 2
Karen Donehew - 2
Holliday earns first collegiate win in double-overtime thriller
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Holliday earns first collegiate win in double-overtime thriller

Tigerville, S.C. – Willis Holliday earned his first win as a collegiate head coach and the Crusaders snapped an eight-game skid with an 87-83 win over Benedict College in double overtime.

The Basics

  • Score: NGU – 87 / Benedict – 83
  • Location: Hayes Gymnasium (Tigerville, South Carolina)
  • Records: North Greenville 1-8 / Benedict – 2-8

How it Happened

  • The Crusaders took the lead less than two minutes into the game and held on to it until late in the game.
  • The Tigers gained a small one-point edge in the second but Ayano Shelton snatched it back for North Greenville on the next possession.
  • The Crusaders would take a 15-point, 39-24 lead into intermission.
  • North Greenville stayed in front until scored on two straight possessions to take a 57-55 lead.
  • The lead ballooned to four points but Karen Donehew knocked down a pair of free throws and a lay-up in the final 42-seconds to send the game into overtime.
  • Fouls marred the first overtime period with just two field goals scored between the two teams.
  • Neither team was able to find any separation until late in the second overtime period. Cameron Carter would knock down a lay-up and add a few free throws to give NGU an 87-73 win.

The Good Guys

  • Karen Donehew led all players with 26-points and had team-high nine rebounds. She also tacked on four steals and a pair of blocks.
  • Carter finished the night with 23-points off the bench for the Crusaders.
  • Ayano Shelton and Savannah Hughes had 13 and 10 points respectively.

The Other Team

  • Ay’Anna Bey led the Tigers with 21-points and 11-rebounds to account for the game’s only double-double.
  • Ayanna Armstead was next for Benedict with 19-points and seven rebounds while Shannon Owens had 10-points.

Next Time Out

  • The Crusaders will take their Christmas break before returning to the court on December 29th to take on East Tennessee State at 6 pm in Johnson City, Tennessee.