Tigerville –Turnovers proved costly on Wednesday night in NGU’s loss to Emmanuel College as the Lions used the miscues to add 20-points to their 71-56 win over the Crusaders in Hayes Gymnasium.
Emmanuel outscored the Crusaders 34-20 in the paint but the two squads were almost even from three-point range. NGU finished the game five of 21 from deep while the Lions finished with seven makes on 29-attempts.
The Crusaders once again struggled to find bench production in Wednesday Conference Carolinas game with just 14-points scored, all of which were scored by Demiyah Montgomery. The Lions never trailed on Wednesday night after taking an early lead on the Crusaders in the first quarter, except for a brief period in the third when North Greenville evened the score at 42-42.
The Lions answered NGU’s challenge with a 7-0 run that reinforced their early advantage. The Crusaders fought to keep it close but another late run from the Lions sealed NGU’s fate. A Karen Donehew layup to open up the fourth cut the deficit to six points but that is as close as North Greenville would come in the final minutes.
Six straight by EC extended the lead to 12-points. Montgomery would knock down a three-pointer to cut it back to nine with six minutes left but the offensive faltered in the final ticks of the clock.
Karen Donehew and Demiyah Montgomery led North Greenville in scoring with 14-points each while Peace Okeke added 12-points and 12-rebounds to add to her team lead in double-doubles.
Next Time out
North Greenville travels to Gaffney to take on Limestone College at 2 PM, Saturday.