Turnovers haunt Crusaders in overtime loss to Southern Wesleyan

January 10, 20181st2nd3rd4th1OT Final
Southern Wesleyan171113261784
North Greenville111625151077
Stats at a GlanceSWUNGU
FG Percentage.308 (24-78) .395 (30-76)
3P FG Percentage.250 (4-16) .267 (8-30)
FT Percentage.762 (32-42) .818 (9-11)
Offensive Rebounds1617
Defensive Rebounds3045
Total Rebounds4662
Turnovers1430
Steals64
Bench Points3526
LeadersSWUNGU
PointsJessica Sparks - 22
Karen Donehew - 30
ReboundsNoelle van Zadelhoff - 8
TEAM - 8
Karen Donehew - 11
AssistsAneysa Williams - 3
Karen Donehew - 4
StealsShawndre' Young - 2
Karen Donehew - 2
BlocksShawndre' Young - 1
Tiana Sherman - 1
Elizabeth Trentham - 1
Bailey Breazeale - 1
Turnovers haunt Crusaders in overtime loss to Southern Wesleyan
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Turnovers haunt Crusaders in overtime loss to Southern Wesleyan

Tigerville, S.C.-- North Greenville struggle with ball security on Wednesday night in an 84-77 overtime win over North Greenville. 

The Basics

  • Score: NGU - 77 / SWU – 84
  • Records: NGU 3-11 (2-5) / SWU 4-9 (3-4)
  • Location: Tigerville, South Carolina (Hayes Gymnasium)

How it Happened

  • The Warriors put North Greenville in an early hole with a 15-4 run to open the game. North Greenville scored seven unanswered points including a three-pointer from Karen Donehew but SWU extended the lead to six points after the opening quarter.
  • The Crusaders would gain the lead once in the first half when Natalie Averett knocked down a jumper to make it 19-18.
  • Southern Wesleyan answered with eight consecutive points to regain an eight-point edge (27-19) with 3:16 left in the second quarter.
  • Karen Donehew would break the NGU drought to cut the lead to six. She then knocked down a three-pointer to cut the deficit to three.
  • Elizabeth Trentham put the final touches on the North Greenville scoring spree with a pair of free throws that made it 28-17 in favor of the Warriors at the half.
  • North Greenville came out firing in the second, eventually taking the game’s largest lead at 14-points. The advantage lasted just a few minutes though as SWU battled back to take a one-point lead with 1:25 left in regulation.
  • Cameron Carter would come up big for North Greenville nailing a three-pointer from the elbow to give NGU a two-point lead with two seconds left. SWU responded with a lay-up from Jessica Sparks as time expired to send it to overtime.
  • Southern Wesleyan gained the edge early with a pair of buckets to go up four points. The Crusaders cut the lead to a single possession several times in the extra period but were unable to capitalize as the Warriors escaped with the Conference Carolinas victory.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Karen Donehew continued to prove why she is one of the best scorers in Conference Carolinas with a 30-point, 11-rebound performance. She also dished out four assists and two steals on defense.
  • Kathleen Rodgers was NGU’s only other double-figure scorer with 10-points. Ayano Shelton finished the night with nine points.
  • North Greenville shot 39.5-percent from the floor and 26.7-percent from three-point range.
  • North Greenville also finished with 42-points in the paint, outscoring the Warriors by 10 in the lane.

Inside the Southern Wesleyan Box Score

  • The Warriors had four players in double-figures for the night including three with at least 15-points.
  • Jessica Sparks led the Warriors with 22-points while Tatiyana Mahone finished with 19.
  • Aneyasa Williams had 16-points while Breanna Richardson had 10-points respectively.
  • Southern Wesleyan took advantage of North Greenville’s miscues during the win, scoring 31-points on 30 NGU turnovers.

Next Time Out

  • The Crusaders will continue a six-game home stand with Barton on January 13th at 2 pm.