Central, SC – Southern Wesleyan falls to the North Greenville Crusaders in the final game of the season in an 81-61 final score.
The Warriors shot 39.7% from the field in the loss to the Crusaders. Jeremy Wert led the team with 21 points. Kylie Blackett led the team with three assists. Blackett was followed by Issac Ford with two assists.
Final: North Greenville 81, Southern Wesleyan 61
Records: Southern Wesleyan (2-26 / CC 1-17) North Greenville (12-16 / CC 7-11)
How It Happened
A layup by Zalan Richards put the Warriors up 2-0, but the Crusaders quickly countered to tie the game. Jalen Lowery made a layup to put Southern Wesleyan up 4-2. North Greenville pushed ahead to take a 8-6 point advantage on a layup by Tommy Wade. A jump shot by Kylie Blackett and a three point shot by Jeremy Wert allowed the Warriors to take a 13-12 point lead. North Greenville countered, but a layup by Issac Ford allowed the Warriors to maintain the lead and make the score 15-14. North Greenville pushed ahead, but layups by Ford and Wert kept the Warriors within two points of the Crusaders. A three point shot by Bryson Williams put Southern Wesleyan down 25-27. Back-to-back shots by DJ Brooks and Tommy Wade allowed North Greenville to take their lead to 31-25. At the end of the first half, the Crusaders were leading 44-27.
Free throws by the Crusaders' DJ Brooks kicked off the second half to put North Greenville up 46-27. Zalan Richards countered with a layup to put the Warriors down 29-46. Jacob Smith put up a layup and a free throw by Jeremy Wert allowed the Warriors to make the score 46-32. The Crusaders pushed their lead to 53-34 on dunk by Roderick Howell. Southern Wesleyan continued to pressure with a jump shot by Justice McCullough and a dunk by Jeremy Wert to come to 38-53 behind North Greenville. Shots by Najarius Green and Issac Ford put the Warriors down nineteen. A three point shot by Jacob Smith and free throw by Kallen McDaniel put the Warriors within twenty of the Crusaders. North Greenville won the game in an 81-61 final.