North Greenville closes 2017 with close loss to Newberry
Newberry, S.C. – Crusader dropped a non-conference game to Newberry College on Saturday 65-57.
- Score: NGU – 57 / NC – 65
- Location: Newberry College (Newberry, South Carolina)
- Records: NGU 1 – 10 / Newberry 7 – 5
How it Happened
- Both teams struggled from the field with North Greenville knocking down just 32-percent of its shots while the Wolves were at 34-percent.
- The Crusaders owned the edge from three-point range, scoring on 34-percent of their chances compared to just 26-percent for Newberry.
- The first half was an even playing field as neither team led by more than five points. North Greenville trailed in the final minutes of the second period but closed the half on an 8-3 run to take a 29-28 before halftime.
- Kathleen Rodgers put the exclamation point of the half for North Greenville with a triple, three of her six points.
- The Wolves opened the second half with a quick run to take a 37-30 lead but NGU battled back, evening the score at 43-43 with 35-seconds on Rodgers’ second three-ball of the game.
- The Crusaders would turn it into a five-point edge later in the period when Cameron Carter’s jumper made it 48-43 with 7:55 left in the game.
- NGU maintained a slight edge until the 6:51 mark when a three-pointer from Regan McCarty made it 53-51 in favor of Newberry.
- The Newberry lead ballooned to seven points with 4:11 left when another three made it 60-53 with 4:11 left.
Inside the NGU Box Score
- Karen Donehew maintained her spot as North Greenville’s biggest offensive threat, scoring 17-points on six of 18 shooting. She also led the Crusaders with seven rebounds.
- Cameron Carter finished the evening with 12-points with five rebounds and two assists.
- Eight different players scored the Crusaders against the Wolves while outscoring the Wolves 16-8 in second-chance opportunities.
Inside the Newberry Box Score
- The Wolves had four players in double-figures led by Meg Essex who had 19-points to go along with 10-rebounds.
- Shelby Britten and Samara Hill finished with 13-points each.
- Hannah Lepaio had 10-points and a game-high 13-rebounds.
Next Time Out
- The Crusaders will open up the new year on Tuesday night when they host Lees-McRae College at 5:30 pm.