Cold shooting plagues North Greenville in loss to Limestone

January 06, 20181st2nd3rd4thFinal
Limestone2214262688
North Greenville1511202268
Stats at a GlanceLCNGU
FG Percentage.477 (31-65) .350 (21-60)
3P FG Percentage.417 (10-24) .389 (7-18)
FT Percentage.800 (16-20) .792 (19-24)
Offensive Rebounds118
Defensive Rebounds3427
Total Rebounds4535
Turnovers1418
Steals96
Bench Points1934
LeadersLCNGU
PointsJasmine Richardson - 29
Bree Stoddard - 17
ReboundsKeidra Smith - 12
Karen Donehew - 11
AssistsKeidra Smith - 5
Savannah Hughes - 3
Tyana Saunders - 3
StealsTaylour Hunter - 2
Keidra Smith - 2
Tyana Saunders - 3
BlocksKeidra Smith - 2
Karen Donehew - 3
Cold shooting plagues North Greenville in loss to Limestone
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Cold shooting plagues North Greenville in loss to Limestone

Tigerville, S.C. – North Greenville fell to 2-4 in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday following an 88-68 loss to Limestone College.

The Basics

  • Score: NGU – 68 / Limestone – 88
  • Records: North Greenville 3 – 10 (2 – 4) / Limestone 11 – 3 (6 – 1)
  • Location: Tigerville, South Carolina (Hayes Gymnasium)

How it Happened

  • Turnovers and points off of turnovers were nearly equal as both teams scored 23-points off of opposing miscues. The Crusaders finished the night with 18 while the Saints had 14-turnovers respectively.
  • The difference in Friday’s came on the offensive side of the ball as Limestone shot 47-percent compared to just 35-percent for North Greenville. The Saints were also solid from three-point range, shooting 41-percent while North Greenville finished at 38-percent for the night.
  • The Crusaders led briefly in the opening minutes of the game but the lead was quickly erased as the Saints jumped out to a 14-point lead.
  • North Greenville chipped away, whittling the deficit down to eight points on a pair of Bree Stoddard free-throws.
  • The Saints finished the quarter with a lay-up by Aleyah Chivers to take a 36-26 lead into intermission.
  • The Crusaders came out in the second half and trimmed the lead to six points, the closest spread since it was 22-17 with 8:16 left in the second quarter.
  • Savannah Hughes and Ayano Shelton hit back-to-back three-pointers in the opening minutes of the third period to make it 40-32.
  • Limestone regained an 11-point lead on a three-pointer on the ensuing possession but Karen Donehew scored the next five to cut it to 45-39 with 4:30 left.
  • The Saints answered with a 17-5 run that spanned four minutes to regain an edge at 62-44.
  • The Crusaders trimmed the lead to 13-points twice in the final period, once on a three-pointer from Donehew and once again on a jumper from Bree Stoddard which made it 64-51 with 8:44 left in the game.
  • The Saints answered each time though as NGU was unable to pull any closer.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Bree Stoddard led North Greenville with 17-points on six of 11 shooting. Stoddard also hit two threes and was perfect from the three-point line.
  • Karen Donehew led North Greenville in rebounding with 11-boards on the night. She also finished with 12-points for a double-double.
  • Savannah Hughes was also in double-figures with 12-points.

Inside the Limestone Box Score

  • Jasmine Richardson finished with 29-points to lead all scorers.
  • Aleyah Chivers scored 17-points for the Saints while Taylor Hunter finished with 12-points.
  • Keidra Smith had 10-points and 12-rebounds for Limestone’s only double-double. Aaliyah Davis also finished with 10-points.

Extra Points

  • The 17-points from Bree Stoddard is a new career high, besting her previous high of 13 by four points.

Next Time Out

  • The Crusaders will host Southern Wesleyan on January 10th at 5:30 pm.