NGU fell to the College of Charleston 92-65 in a preseason exhibition game in Charleston, SC. The Crusaders relied on the three-pointer in the first half, then turned to layups and jump shots in the second half. Bree Stoddard led the way with 17 points.
NGU began the game ice cold and trailed 16-0 in the first six minutes of the game. A three-pointer by Haylee Luttrell would put North Greenville on the board. Bree Stoddard then followed with two three-pointers to cut the deficit to ten points. Karen Donahew would put up five points to end the quarter including a three-pointer as the buzzer sounded to make the score 22-14 in favor of the Cougars. All but two of NGU's points in the quarter were a result of three-pointers.
The second quarter was the story of three-pointers as both teams would score most of their points in the quarter from the perimeter. Bree Stoddard and Journey Muhammed both made two three-pointers. The teams would go into halftime with a score of 48-29 in favor of CofC. NGU shot 26.5% from the field.
North Greenville avoided the three-pointer in favor of layups as three would be made in the quarter compared to just one three-pointer. The Crusaders scored the first points of the quarter, but the Cougars would continue to pull away throughout the remainder of it with 28 points to make the score 76-42.
An even fourth quarter between the two teams became NGU's most successful quarter with 20 points scored. Kira Bell would put up the final shot of the game as the buzzer sounded to end with a final score of 95-62. The Crusaders recorded a 36.7 field goal percentage in the second half.
Bree Stoddard had an impressive performance with 17 points including 5 three-point shots.
Karen Donahew recorded 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 blocks.
Journey Muhammed posted 10 points and 6 defensive rebounds.
The regular season officially begins on Friday, November 9th against the Catawba College Indians in Tigerville as part of the SAC/Conference Carolinas Challenge.