TIGERVILLE, S.C.- The Converse Basketball team attempted to overcome an 18 point fourth quarter deficit to North Greenville in a Conference Carolinas clash on the road Wednesday evening, but ultimately fell 78-72.
FINAL | Converse 72, North Greenville 78
LOCATION | Tigerville, S.C. (Hayes Gym)
RECORDS | Converse 4-19 (3-16), North Greenville 11-13 (8-11)
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
Brianna James missed out on her first career double-double scoring 29 points and a career-high nine rebounds. James connected on 10-16 from the floor and 7-10 from the charity stripe.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Brianna James notched the first basket of the contest for either team with a trey nearly three minutes into the contest.
Brianna James continued to score for the Valkyries scoring all eight points in the quarter for Converse.
The Crusaders opened on a 9-1 run after the Brianna James trey. James ended the run with another three to cut it to 9-7 with 2:25 to play in the quarter.
NGU pushed their lead to 14-7 before Brianna James went 1-2 from the line to end the scoring.
Brianna James continued to be the only one scoring for the Valkyries trailing the Crusaders 14-13 after a 5-0 James run to open the quarter. James completed a three-point play and knocked down a jumper during the run.
Hannah Anderson became the second Valkyrie to score in the contest hitting two from the charity stripe.
NGU opened their lead to double-figures after a Crusader three midway through the quarter.
Kassidy Moorhouse knocked down a triple to cut the deficit to single digits but NGU answered with a 7-0 run.
Keocia Walker knocked down a pair from the line to send the Valkyries to the locker room trailing 41-28.
Hannah Anderson scored the first three points for the Valkyries out of the halftime break going 1-2 from the line and hitting a layup.
Brianna James hit a jumper before NGU used a 5-0 tun to push their lead out to 49-33.
Converse continued to fight the deficit but trailed 62-47 heading into the final stanza.
A NGU triple with 4:37 remaining in the contest pushed the Crusader lead to its largest at 73-55.
The Valkyries sparked an 11-0 run over the next 2:13 of the contest to bring the deficit to seven, 73-66.
Kassidy Moorhouse swiped the next possesion and completed the three-point play with 2:59 to play.
A NGU free throw ended the run with 1:50 to play. Brianna James grabbed an offensive board and hit a layup followed by a steal by Paige Johnson. Johnson connected from the stripe to cut the deficit to 74-70 with 1:17 to play.
NGU put distance between the Valkyries with four free throws. Ashtin Davis hit a layup with three seconds left as the comeback would fall short.
The Valkyries return home on Saturday, February 18 to take on King for their Daddy/Daughter contest. Tip-off is at 2pm.