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