North Greenville suffered a 90-54 loss to the Bulldogs of Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina. The Crusaders were red hot to start off the game, leading by as much as eight in the first quarter, but were unable to keep it going as Barton would dominate the the remainder of the game. Journey Muhammed and Karen Donehew both posted a 14 point performance.
NGU began the game on a strong note, posting a 10-4 run to begin the game. The Crusaders would lead by as much as eight in the quarter, which would go on to be North Greenville's largest lead of the game. A layup by Journey Muhammed made the score 14-6 with 4:34 left in the quarter. This would be NGU's final field goal of the quarter as one made free throw by both Haylee Luttrell and Peace Okeke would be all for the Crusaders in the last four minutes of the quarter.
Barton would be the team to start off the second quarter on a strong note, scoring the first seven points. A three pointer by Karen Donehew put an end to the drought and would give the Crusaders the lead back. The lead would change several times throughout the next several minutes, but a 7-2 run by the Bulldogs would results in a 32-25 lead by Barton at the half.
The third quarter would start on a similar note for BC as the Bulldogs would start off with an eight point run to lead by fifteen. Barton would continue to shoot well, opening up the lead to twenty at the end of the quarter. NGU would score fifteen points in the quarter, an improvement from the nine scored in the second quarter.
BC continued with the momentum in the 4th quarter with an early 9-2 run. NGU would cut the Barton lead down to twenty, but the Bulldogs would follow that up with a 15-0 run to take a commanding 85-50 lead. A layup by Damiya Montgomery would be NGU's final points of the game to ultimately fall by 36 points.
North Greenville will head to Bristol, Tennessee on Wednesday, January 15th to face the Tornado of King University.