Carter scores her 1,000th point as NGU takes down Converse

January 05, 20181st2nd3rd4thFinal
North Greenville1921142377
Stats at a GlanceCONVNGU
FG Percentage.338 (25-74) .361 (22-61)
3P FG Percentage.333 (8-24) .304 (7-23)
FT Percentage.750 (15-20) .813 (26-32)
Offensive Rebounds1615
Defensive Rebounds2835
Total Rebounds4450
Bench Points2418
PointsBrianna James - 24
Karen Donehew - 31
ReboundsBrianna James - 9
TEAM - 9
Karen Donehew - 7
AssistsPaige Johnson - 6
Tyana Saunders - 2
Cameron Carter - 2
StealsDominique Hill - 3
Savannah Hughes - 2
BlocksDominique Hill - 1
Natalie Averett - 4
Carter scores her 1,000th point as NGU takes down Converse
Friday, January 5, 2018
Carter scores her 1,000th point as NGU takes down Converse

Tigerville, S.C. – North Greenville broke out the black uniforms on Friday night and Cameron Carter etched her named in the North Greenville record books as NGU earned a 77-73 win over Converse College.

The Basics

  • Score: NGU – 77 / Converse – 73
  • Location: Hayes Gymnasium (Tigerville, South Carolina)
  • Records: North Greenville 3 - 9 (2-3) / Converse 5-8 (1-4)

How it Happened

  • The Crusaders trailed the Valkyries by seven early on in the game. A pair of free throws from Karen Donehew cut the deficit to five.
  • Donehew trimmed the lead even more on NGU’s next possession, knocking down a three-pointer to make it 11-9 in favor of Converse.
  • North Greenville worked the advantage to seven points but saw it dwindle to just two points later in the second when Brianna James knocked down a three-pointer to make it 36-34 with 1:29 left in the frame.
  • The Crusaders answered on the next possession with a pair of free throws from Ayano Shelton and another pair from Donehew take a six-point lead into intermission.
  • North Greenville didn’t trail in the second half until the midway point of the fourth quarter when another triple from Converse, this time from Ashley Sides.
  • The Crusaders trailed 71-70 later on in the fourth before Kyli Schmidt capitalized on a layup and free throw to give NGU a three-point edge.
  • Savannah Hughes then extended the lead to four points with just over a minute left in the game.
  • The Valkyries scored on their next trip down the floor to make it a one-possession game at 75-73 but were unable to score the equalizer.
  • Karen Donehew tacked on another pair of free throws with three seconds left and a last-second three-pointer came up empty as NGU earned its third league win of the season.

Inside the NGU Box Score

  • Karen Donehew led all scorers with a season-high 31-points to go with seven rebounds.
  • Ayano Shelton was the next highest scorer for the Crusaders with eight points and six rebounds.
  • North Greenville shot 36.1-percent from the field and 30.4-percent from three-point range.

Inside the Converse Box Score

  • Brianna James finished the night as Converse’s leading scorer with 24-points to go along with a game-high nine rebounds.
  • Abigail Lewis tacked on 18-points while Ashley Sides had 14 respectively.

Extra Points

  • Cameron Carter reached 1,000 career points in the second half, knocking down a three-pointer to increase North Greenville’s lead.

Next Time Out

  • The Crusaders continue a busy weekend on Saturday when they welcome defending league champion Limestone College to Tigerville for a 5:30 pm tipoff.