Emmanuel Storms back in second half to down North Greenville

January 31, 20181st2nd3rd4thFinal
Emmanuel1111272473
North Greenville1918151870
Stats at a GlanceEMMANUELNGU
FG Percentage.429 (30-70) .475 (29-61)
3P FG Percentage.320 (8-25) .316 (6-19)
FT Percentage1.000 (5-5) 1.000 (6-6)
Offensive Rebounds108
Defensive Rebounds2430
Total Rebounds3438
Turnovers1724
Steals98
Bench Points1930
LeadersEMMANUELNGU
PointsMikayla Trombley - 17
Karen Donehew - 19
ReboundsLochlain Corliss - 10
Karen Donehew - 7
AssistsLochlain Corliss - 8
Karen Donehew - 4
StealsLochlain Corliss - 5
Karen Donehew - 2
Tyana Saunders - 2
BlocksEmily Dreslinski - 2
Marina Moreno Bendal - 2
Bailey Breazeale - 3
Emmanuel Storms back in second half to down North Greenville
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Emmanuel Storms back in second half to down North Greenville

Tigerville, S.C. – Emmanuel College stormed back in the second half on Wednesday night erasing a 17-point deficit to down North Greenville 73-70 in Hayes Gymnasium.

The Basics

  • Score: NGU – 70 / Emmanuel – 73
  • Records: NGU 4 – 16 (3 – 10) / Emmanuel 11 – 7 (6 – 6)
  • Location: Tigerville, South Carolina (Hayes Gymnasium)

How it Happened

  • The Crusaders shot 50-percent in the first half while the Lions put on one of their worst shooting performances of the season, knocking down just 30-percent of their shots.
  • North Greenville took advantage, storming out to a 15-point edge at the end of the second quarter. A pair of free throws from Karen Donehew with no time left on the clock made the score 37-22 in favor of the Crusaders.
  • Donehew led all first-half scorers with 15-points. The next closest to North Greenville was Savannah Hughes who had six points in the opening two frames.
  • The Crusaders took their largest lead of the night at the 9:52 mark of the third quarter when Natalie Averett’s jumper fell to make the score 39-22.
  • The Emmanuel offense then began to pick up steam. The Lions Trailed 44-28 with 7:04 left in the third but scored on their next six possessions to cut the once double-digit lead to two points.
  • The Crusaders got a three-pointer from Bree Stoddard to make it five points, but Emmanuel capped a 17-3 run with a layup from Taylor Delasbour to even the score at 47-47, the first tie since the first quarter.
  • The NGU lead would be three as the two teams headed into the fourth quarter.
  • There would be three lead changes and four ties in the fourth period as Emmanuel’s offense continued to click.
  • The Crusaders trailed for much of the period before Karen Donehew’s jumper made it 70-70 with 20-seconds left.
  • North Greenville was the beneficiary of an EC turnover 10-seconds later but returned the favor with a turnover on offense.
  • The Lions were able to take advantage, inbounding the ball and knocking down a three-pointer from Emily Dreslinski to knock off the Crusaders.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Donehew finished the night as the game’s leading scorer with 19-points and a team-high seven rebounds. She also added a team-high four assists.
  • Bree Stoddard and Savannah Hughes finished the night with 11-points each.
  • The Crusaders finished the night shooting 47.5-percent from the field.

Inside the Emmanuel College Box Score

  • Mikayla Trombley finished as EC’s leading scorer with 17-points. Taylor Delasbour and Marina Bendal both had 13-points while Emily Dreslinski tacked on 11.
  • The Lions rebounded from a cold first half on offense to shoot 52.5-percent from the field. They also benefitted from 24-turnovers from North Greenville which led to 20-points.

Next Time Out

  • The Crusaders take the show on the road to face Mount Olive on Saturday at 5 pm in Mount Olive, North Carolina.