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NGU to add track and field Candace Day

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North Greenville will soon be adding track and field to its list of school athletics. Although there is no set start date, Athletic Director Jan McDonald and Assistant Athletic Director Micah Sepko are taking applications for prospective coaches. The resumes received so far are from both inside and outside of the university. Sepko, who has coached men’s and women’s cross country at North Greenville for nine years, will hand over his coaching position to the new track and field coach once he or she is selected. “I’m sad about not coaching, but it’s time to pass the torch,” said Sepko. Although he will be hanging up his coaching hat, Sepko is still recruiting athletes for both cross country and track for the time being. Track and field dates back to Ancient Greece and made it to the U.S. sometime in the 1860s. The athletics involved in the sport include foot racing, jumping, vaulting, hurdling and throwing weights and objects. Running and hurdling falls under the “track” category and throwing, jumping,

and vaulting fall under the “field” category. Typically, track and field has a minimum of 20 men and 20 women athletes. North Greenville hopes to see at least that many, if not more, participate in the program. Those 40 combined with the 40 men and women cross country athletes will put both teams at an ideal number of 80 for both programs. There will be scholarship funds available for those athletes, but the specifics on that are yet to be decided. As far as adding a track facility to the campus, there are no plans to make that addition at this time. The athletic department is excited about making this addition and it hopes this will help broaden their ability to recruit more athletes to North Greenville. “It is the next big addition to bring more student athletes to the university.”, said Sepko. If you are interested in either cross country or track and field, you can contact Jan McDonald or Micah Sepko. You can also visit the North Greenville Athletics website at www.ngucrusaders. com and see articles, rosters, and pictures, from last season’s cross country team and stay updated on the development of North Greenville University’s track and field team.


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Construction expected to be completed by fall 2011 Winter storms and delays drive building project deadline back one month Abby Gregory

Staff Writer

This year, North Greenville University introduces two new structural additions to its campus. The Craft-Hemphill World Missions, Evangelism and Christian Worldview Center and the Todd Prayer Chapel are expected to be finished by the beginning of the 2011 fall semester. The goal of the new global missions building is to be a hub for supporting and communicating with current missionaries and

training new ones as well, said Hayes. Furthermore, the building will open new classrooms and offices for the NGU campus. When finished, the World Missions, Evangelism and Christian World View Center will provide NGU students and local churches with the technology to Skype missionaries in other countries. Through this video chatting service, students and church members will be able to strengthen communication with those serving abroad. In addition, the Christian World View Center will be available to

host these missionaries during the Global Missions Conference held at NGU each fall semester. This will save money for those who would normally commute to Tigerville and will make scheduling much more flexible during that busy week. The new outreach center will also provide training and preparation for students and faculty members planning to go on mission trips. From cultural studies to language training, shortterm missionaries from NGU will be much more prepared for their work overseas and in the U.S.

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In front of the Christian World View Center will be the Todd Prayer Chapel which will be open around the clock to anyone who wants to pray. Divided into small rooms, the building will provide students and faculty alike with the ability to meet privately with God. Although the building process has been steady since the beginning of the 2010 fall semester, a few minor problems have caused some setbacks. The Rev. Joe Hayes, Executive Director of Development, stated that the construction team had to finish two other projects before coming to NGU. “When they were finally able to come to us, it snowed,” said Hayes, referring to the storm a few weeks ago. Due to these delays, the construction process was nearly a month behind schedule. However, now that the ice is gone and things are back on track, the building process should meet its completion goal, according to Hayes. The construction and planning process is an exciting time for NGU as its faculty members and students look forward to the new additions. With the completion of these two buildings, NGU will be better equipped to serve God and make sure that Christ makes the difference.

Princeton Review survey is potential booster for NGU Kayla Rease

Staff Writer

George Hopson, Director of Institutional Assessment and Planning, encourages students at North Greenville University to participate in the Princeton Review Survey. The PRS is a magazine publication that allows visitors to explore colleges and grad schools. The survey is an online evaluation allowing all students to answer a wide variety of questions about NGU. “The Princeton Review Survey is a tool for potential

students to search for different colleges and universities and gather a true perspective from already attending students,” said Hopson. On Jan. 20, an email was sent to each student on campus, providing the Web site link to the survey along with general information. The deadline for participation is Feb. 6. Anderson University and Furman University are two of the other S.C. schools taking part in the PRS. “Students will be able to evaluate topics such as academics, professors, social life, parking and cafeteria food,” said Hopson. The

survey includes a wide variety of questions about everything from the quality of teaching to what students do for fun. The PRS is for college students only, and the information sent will remain anonymous. Once PRS receives a certain amount of surveys from each school, the responses will be included in the guides and on the college review on the Web site. “The Princeton Review Survey is just another venue for North Greenville to use to get its name out there for other students interested in attending,” said Hopson.

This survey allows students to showcase their expertise on NGU along with helping to promote the university. It takes about 20 minutes and allows students to sound off on what they love about NGU and what could be improved. Another incentive is the possibility of a prize: 10 students will win Apple iPads. To participate in the survey, go to www.survey.review.com/ ss/. To find out more information on the Princeton Review Survey, visit their Web site, www. princetonreview.com.

Samantha Mayo editor in chief Emily Bain visual arts editor Jordan Ecarma opinions editor Anthony Reese news&features editor Gabe Franco photo editor Cory Guinn sports editor Daniel Cobin online editor Thomas Clack ad manager Meaghan Wilkie copy editor Karyn Campbell adviser

staff members Erin Chandler Sarah Crescenzi Courtney Donald Lauren Fowler Candace Day Abby Gregory Elizabeth Pirkle Kayla Rease James Moore Timur Kamilov Billy Watson

Editorial Policy:

All letters to the editor are welcome. All letters are subject to editing. Letters must have factual name, phone numbers and P.O. box number: Letters will be published based on content and timeliness. Opinions expressed in letters are not necessarily the opinion of The Skyliner or its staff. The Skyliner is published by the Mass Communication Department, North Greenville University, Tigerville, S.C.


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L.I.G.H.T teams spent their winter break sharing the gospel to people in Uganda and Honduras. LEFT: The Honduras L.I.G.H.T team had an eye-opening and incredible experience visiting hospitals, organizing a youth conference and evangelizing door to door in the capital city of Tegucigalpa.

Right: Nathan Baker, senior theater, talks to Johnny, the son of one of the pastors at the camp led by the Honduras team. Baker traveled to the city of Tegucigalpa for the first time over Christmas break.

Above: Senior Christian studies majors Joey Bodie and Dustin Miller show the people in Honduras what it is like to be baptized.


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L.I.G.H.T. teams venture all over the globe for Christmas break Elizabeth Pirkle

Staff Writer

Over Christmas break, 18 students from North Greenville University left the United States on L.I.G.H.T. teams to spend part of their vacation serving Christ by sharing Him with the nations. Eight students traveled to the Central American country of Honduras, and 11 students journeyed to the Central African country of Uganda.

“In America, we’re so blind to the needs of the world, both physical and spiritual. Face reality, in a sense, and let your heart be broken.”

Despite having been on previous short-term mission trips, the lives of NGU students Becca Buckley, sophomore intercultural studies, Joy Smith, junior intercultural studies, Melanie James, junior intercultural studies, and Nathan Baker, senior theatre, were all impacted by the experiences they had and people they met during their Christmas break overseas. Preparing for their second trip to Uganda, Buckley and Smith both were unsure how this year’s trip would compare to their previous one. Smith expected a repeat of

what happened last year, but upon returning described the recent trip as “even more impactful.” Buckley shared it was “crazy how much it felt like home” to be back in Africa. During their time in Africa, the Uganda team was able to minister in many different ways. During weekdays, the team spent one- to one-and-a-half hours leading prisoners in worship and Bible study at the local prison in Hoima, Uganda. The guys on the team also dedicated their time to building a discipleship-training center, constructing the framework for the roof and digging a huge hole for the sewage tank. The students also broke up into small groups and did door-to-door evangelism in villages on the outskirts of Hoima. On the first day of the doorto-door evangelism, Buckley met Brenda, a beautiful 18-year-old Ugandan. As Buckley shared the gospel with her, Brenda was receptive but not eager to make a decision. Buckley and her group returned to Brenda’s house for several days, and Buckley was able to witness Brenda’s transformation from “just loving Jesus to a true desire to follow Him.” Smith, also, was able to build relationships with the Ugandan people, as well as renew relationships with those she had met on her previous trip. “I consider some Ugandans to be some of my best friends,” Smith stated. She also emphasized that many Ugandans “didn’t

Photo courtesy of Melanie James The women from the Honduras team visit children in the hospital.

NGU L.I.G.H.T. team ministers to children in a Ugandan refugee camp.

need my teaching or guidance. I found myself sitting at their feet, learning and being discipled by them.” She saw that all they had was Christ and that they treasured Him above all else. The Honduras team worked in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, along with surrounding towns and villages. They visited a hospital and prayed with patients there, which Baker said was “eye opening and incredible.” Students also did door-to-door evangelism and helped put on a youth conference for Christian students who wanted to start youth groups in their churches and minister to those around them. Baker traveled to Honduras for the first time during winter break. He was surprised at how different Tegucigalpa was from the other countries he had visited, like Ecuador and Peru. Referring to all the evergreens there, he said, “It reminded me of the Ponderosa on the TV show Bonanza.” Outside of the city, however, a difference from the States struck Baker. “You actually have silence there. No planes, businesses, you can actually hear the silence.” James, a well-traveled student, was challenged by the eagerness

and enthusiasm of the Honduran youth for their faith. “It was crazy for us because you don’t see that much in the States. [They were] excited and ready to do whatever God wanted them to,” James said.

Photo courtesy of Melanie James A little boy in the hospital named Dennis smiles for the visiting student missionaries.

James is looking forward to sharing the example of these kids with youth groups in the States. The team was able to go to the most dangerous part of Tegucigalpa and minister to the street kids. They gave them food and did Bible studies with them.

Photo courtesy of Becca Buckley

Many of the children are addicted to huffing glue because it is the least expensive and most readily available “drug” around. James said in spite of her many experiences traveling; this trip was “completely different from anything I’d ever seen.” Students from both teams walked away from their trips with many life-changing lessons. “Too often I make it about what I feel like I should or want to do instead of making it about just obeying the Lord,” Buckley said. Baker was reminded of the importance of missional living, which he describes as “living like you do on a mission trip, but here, everyday.” These students have returned to NGU with a renewed passion for missions. Smith urges students to remember God’s heart for the nations: “Why not invest in missions? God places so much importance on the nations. In America we’re so blind to the needs of the world both physical and spiritual. Face reality, in a sense, and let your heart be broken.”


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Gwyneth Paltrow entertains and inspires audiences in Country Strong Jordan Ecarma

Opinions Editor Country Strong wears its heart on its sleeve, something of a crime in the cinematic world. As a film, it’s almost an anomaly, wholeheartedly raw and unabashedly emotional in a cynical industry. Country Strong holds nothing back, and that doesn’t usually sit well with critics. But hopefully its messages will resound with audiences all the same. Country Strong can be most easily described as a tearjerker, but its pitch-perfect performances keep it from being overwrought. Its story involves a superstar, high stakes played out very

publicly and a lot of country music (Gwyneth Paltrow, Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester added authenticity by doing their own singing), but at its core, Country Strong is about love. Its theme might be simple, but the characters here are surprisingly complex. Paltrow is beautifully vulnerable as Kelly Canter, an in-and-out of rehab country artist. She is alternately brave, fragile and brassy, giving a well-rounded performance that carries the story. Tim McGraw is a natural as her husband and manager, James Canter, carrying his end of the film solidly. But the two breakout stars of this film are Hedlund and Meester, Hedlund completely dedicated

himself to the role, practically becoming a country singer to play his part of Beau Hutton, the up-and-coming songwriter with whom Kelly Canter has an affair. Beau meets Kelly while she is in rehab and gets swept into the drama that is her life. Hedlund’s portrayal of Beau is moving and deep; his love affair with Kelly is no cheap fling. Beau acts as the only anchor in her life. Meester emerges as the true surprise of the film, handling a transition from television to film with ease. Her character, beauty queen and aspiring singer Chiles Stanton, only seems cute and callow at first, but develops to be much more interesting. Chiles complicates things further

Gwyneth Paltrow shows off her singing voice in Country Strong

by emerging as Kelly Canter’s would-be replacement: the newer, younger, next big thing in country music. The four different lives intersecting make for interesting drama: Kelly, the fallen star; James, the husband whose love for her is often misdirected into her career instead; Beau, the tenderhearted songwriter struggling with unexpected fame;

and Chiles, the wide-eyed hopeful whose naiveté turns out to be movingly genuine. Country Strong entertains and touches by turns, but most of all it leaves audiences with a reminder to make the most of the time we have. Hopefully this message will reverberate with moviegoers long after Hedlund and Meester sing their last duet.

True Grit showcases strong performances, nabs Oscar nomination Erin Chandler

Staff Writer

“You must pay for everything in this world—there is nothing free but the grace of God.” With these words, the story True Grit makes its dramatic return to the big screen. Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld make up the cast of this Best Picture-nominated remake of a classic western, proving that the age-old ideas of justice and courage still sell at the box office. After her father’s cold-blooded murder, Mattie Ross (Steinfeld) sets off to bring his killer, Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), to justice. While settling her father’s affairs, she meets the infamous U.S. Marshall, Rooster Cogburn (Bridges), a rough and no-nonsense man who she is told can hunt down Chaney. Mattie optimistically hires Cogburn, who has begun to realize the young girl means business. Also joining in the hunt for Chaney is LaBeouf (Damon, The Bourne Identity), a cocky Texas Ranger who is skeptical of Cogburn’s skills. Together, they set off on a quest that will test their resolve and skill, while fusing

them together in ways none of them expect. If Rooster Cogburn is stubborn, he has met his match in Mattie, whose thirst for vengeance is the driving force behind the mission. When the search for Chaney becomes complicated, the trio realizes that only when they work together will they bring Chaney to justice. After a close call with the villains, the stakes get higher, and Rooster and LaBeouf reach a plateau in their quest. Only Mattie’s rugged determination keeps the search alive; however, in the process her own life is sent to the brink. The film True Grit, though it is set in the old west, raises some interesting moral questions that are relevant to this day and age. Is vengeance really a worthy pursuit, or should grace always be given? Romans 12:19 reads, “‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord.” As a people of God saved by grace, should we take the fight for justice into our own hands, like Mattie Ross, or should we leave it to the Lord? True Grit subtly presents this question, and the answer is left for the viewer to decide.

True Grit has all the elements of a classic western with a fresh and simple quality not seen in many of today’s films. With minimal special effects, the actors and the stunning scenery are allowed to speak for themselves. Steinfeld gives a pure and solid performance, showing promising talent. Her portrayal of Mattie Ross was very believable, and she held her own with a cast of seasoned actors. Damon slides into the role of Texas Ranger with a good balance of charisma and resolve. Brolin’s performance as the murderous outlaw Chaney was also well done. His chilling mix of desperation and brutality created a formidable antagonist. Bridges lassoed the difficult job of recreating one of John Wayne’s most famous characters with confidence. He did not mirror Wayne’s portrayal of Rooster Cogburn, but instead added his own personal flair, which paid off. Directors Joel and Ethan Coen took on the steep challenge of remaking a classic and triumphed in this strong film about having enough passion to get the job done, even when all the odds are stacked in opposition.


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Roaming the Sidelines: Baseball program releases 2011 schedule against some familiar NCCAA face several new opponents Battenfield A look inside Super Bowl XLV Fred opponents as they compete in including a home-and-home Contributing Writer

Cory Guinn Sports Editor As the saying goes, “Offense sells tickets, defense wins championships.” The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers, the two best defensive teams in the National Football League, are both looking to prove this statement is true on Sunday, Feb. 6 in Dallas, Texas. After winning their respective conference championships the Packers and Steelers are now vying for the title of Super Bowl XLV Champions. Each team was ranked in the top five in fewest yards allowed, as well as sacks and interceptions. However, the focus in recent weeks has shifted to the play of quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger of Pittsburgh and Aaron Rodgers of Green Bay. With each defense playing in top form and each offense able to put points on the board, Super Bowl XLV is sure to be an instant classic.

Green Bay Packers

On offense, the team is focused on getting Rodgers and the passing game going early and often. This trend has changed a bit with the emergence of rookie running back, James Starks, in the playoffs. Starks, who is a undrafted rookie out of Buffalo University, has totaled 263 rushing yards and one touchdown in three playoff games after rushing for just 101 yards in three regular season games. The Packers may try to run a bit more than usual to throw off the Steelers’ defense from sitting back in coverage, but we all know that running on the Pittsburgh defense is easier said than done. Green Bay is one of the fastest, most aggressive defensive teams in the league. Clay Matthews is a

monster at linebacker, while Tramon Williams and Charles Woodson anchor the league’s best defensive secondary. If the Packers can get pressure on Pittsburgh’s offensive line and force Roethlisberger into poor decisions, Green Bay may be able to secure its first title since 1997.

Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers’ offense is a bit more balanced than their opponent’s, but Pittsburgh should be expected to run the ball in order to keep the Packers powerful offense off the field. This would bode well for the Steelers as the Packers are the best in the league against the pass but belowaverage against the run. And after racking up a playoff career-high 121 rushing yards last week against a stingy New York Jets defense, Rashard Mendenhall may have found his groove on the ground. If Roethlisberger can avoid turnovers and continue to escape pressure with his scrambling ability, the Packers defense may be in trouble.

The 2011 North Greenville University Crusader baseball schedule will certainly make for another exciting season. The defending National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association National Champion Crusaders return six of eight position player starters and the bulk of a pitching staff that celebrated a historic 2010 season posting a school record 46 wins. The 50-game schedule (new NCAA Division II rules stipulate a maximum of 50 regular season games) includes 29 home games (22 dates) and 21 road games (16 dates). The Crusaders open the season Tuesday, Feb. 8 hosting Emmanuel in a double-header followed by another home game Wednesday, Feb. 9 as they host Mars Hill. The 2010 NCCAA National Champions will have some early opportunities to once again show their mettle

the NCCAA Invitational at Southern Wesleyan University on Feb. 22 and 23 against South Region foes Emmanuel, Toccoa Falls and Southern Wesleyan. The NCCAA portion of the schedule also includes a huge three-game weekend series that features a rematch of the NCCAA World Series Championship final as the Crusaders host Bluefield on Feb. 25 and 26. The Crusaders also host Southeastern University in a double header on March 21. The Crusaders defeated Southeastern in the South Region Finals and in the World Series semi-finals last season. The 2011 schedule features strong competition from familiar powers such as Brevard, Anderson, Erskine, King, Limestone, Mars Hill, and West Virginia State. In addition, the Crusaders will

two-game series with South Atlantic Conference foes, Newberry and Lenoir Rhyne and Peach Belt Conference foe, Lander. The schedule also features other new opponents Barton, Montreat, Toccoa Falls and Young Harris. In addition to the competitive Division II schedule, the Crusaders will travel to Division I foe, Gardner Webb of the Big South Conference for a doubleheader on Saturday, March 5. Third year head coach, Travis Henson believes his team will be ready for another year of strong competition. “It’s definitely a competitive and challenging schedule to say the least. We are really looking forward to competing against so many strong programs with remarkable talent. It will be both an intense challenge and exciting opportunity,” he said.

Prediction

This is the first postseason meeting between two of the most decorated teams in NFL history. Green Bay has won 12 NFL championships, more than anyone in league history, while the Steelers have six Super Bowl wins, the most of any team in history. The early oddsmakers chose Green Bay as the favorite but the gap has since closed and this is truly anyone’s game. If the Packers avoid mistakes and force Roethlisberger into mistakes, then they will win. If the Steelers pressure Rodgers and control the clock, then they will win. For me, it all comes down to experience. This group of players for the Packers is experiencing success that they have not been used to in recent years. This group of Steelers, however, has won two of the last five Super Bowls, most recently in 2009. Neither one of these offenses should be underestimated, but no one should forget about the two best defenses in the league either. In Super Bowl XLV, experience and composure should prevail.

My prediction: Steelers 21 Packers 17

Men’s and women’s tennis set to begin Billy Watson Staff Writer The North Greenville University men’s and women’s tennis teams are gearing up for what could be a special 2011 season. Both teams have been preparing diligently for what they hope will be a year to remember. With practices heating up since returning from Christmas break, both teams’ matches are set to begin right around the corner. The Crusaders are set to begin action on Feb. 5 as they host Young Harris College at the Greer Tennis Complex. “Our goal for both teams is to win a National Championship. That is why we play, why we practice and why we work so hard,” said head tennis coach Mark Elliot. The men’s team will be led by Timur Kamilov, junior print media, and Louis Campos, senior business, while the women’s team will be led by Katherine Shaw,

junior psychology, and Salem Erni, sophomore biology, and Cassie Curtis, junior secondary education.

Timur Kamilov/The Skyliner Hugo Ciarrocchi, sophomore business, and the Crusader tennis team has high hopes for the 2011 season.

The men’s and women’s schedules are highlighted with big matchups. Included is a date with Division I Gardner-

Webb University. They will also play several future Conference Carolinas opponents this season including King College, Pfieffer University, Mount Olive University, Erskine College and Queens University, all of which they will play in a conference schedule beginning next year. For a full schedule go to www. ngcrusaders.com. Each team looks forward to playing in the NCCAA National Tournament if they are fortunate enough. If each team makes it, they will face some unfamiliar foes. “Teams like Palm Beach Atlantic University, Olivet Nazarene University, and Spring Arbor University, all of these teams are consistently in the top 30 every year,” said Elliot. All home matches are played in Greer, S.C. at the Greer Tennis Complex. The complex is located at 226 Oakland Avenue just off of Wade Hampton Boulevard in Greer.


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Lady Crusader basketball off to up and down start in the new year Billy Watson Staff Writer Since returning from Christmas break the North Greenville University Lady Crusaders basketball team has been on an up and down road. The Lady Crusaders have posted a 4-2 record since returning to campus for the spring semester. The Lady Crusaders opened up play in the spring semester by traveling to Young Harris, Ga. to face the Mountain Lions of Young Harris College on Jan. 15. The Lady Crusaders fell to the Mountain Lions 57-56. Turnovers were the story for the Lady Crusaders as they turned the ball over 25 times. Brooks Walz, freshman psychology, and Krisceda Cotton, sophomore sport management, led the Lady Crusaders with 12 points each. The Lady Crusaders then began a three-game home stand on Jan. 19 when they hosted a

future Conference Carolinas opponent in the King College Tornadoes. The Lady Crusaders rebounded from their one-point loss to Young Harris by defeating the Tornadoes 58-56. The Lady Crusaders were led by Karly Stache, junior mathematics, who was four of five from three-point range and had 16 points while Christina Carlis, junior business, added 14 points. In the final seconds Cotton knocked down two free throws to give the Lady Crusaders the lead, and King missed a layup as time expired to give the Lady Crusaders the victory. After an exciting home win over King College, the Lady Crusaders played host to the Tigers from Hiwassee College. The Lady Crusaders won in dominating fashion by 59 points, with a final score of 94-35. Never trailing, the Lady Crusaders were

led by Walz who totaled 17 points and was five of six from long

range in the contest, while Stache added 10 points. The Lady Crusaders put their two-game win streak on the line on Jan. 25 against the Golden Bulls of Johnson C. Smith. The Golden Bulls snapped the Lady Crusaders’ two-game winning

Crusaders turn things around after break Cory Guinn Sports Editor After a hot start to the season, the Crusader men’s basketball team struggled over the break but seems to have turned things around. The Crusaders have won three of their last four games and now sit at 11-6 on the season. North Greenville’s recent success on the court began with a 82-72 victory over Hiwassee College on Jan. 22 in Hayes Gymnasium. With their leading scorer and rebounder Paul Harrison, junior sport management, sidelined with an injury, the Crusaders turned to Jamaal Pryor, sophomore sport management, to fill the void on the inside. Pryor exceeded expectations as he led the team with 27 points on 10 of 14, shooting as well as pulling down 15 rebounds for his first doubledouble of the season. “Pryor did a great job stepping in for an injured Paul Harrison tonight,” said head coach Chad Lister. “[Pryor] was very active

and effective in the paint. Our depth is the strength of our team – we are getting solid minutes from different people every night.” Kyler Booher, senior broadcast media, had a solid game as he scored 12 points and pulled down five rebounds. Zack Shields, sophomore sport management, showed he may be fully recovered from an early-season ankle injury as he poured in 12 points after hitting four three-pointers off of the bench. North Greenville picked up its second win in a row with a 9745 victory over the Wildcats of Johnson and Wales University on Jan. 25 in Charlotte, N.C. Leading the charge for North Greenville was Luke Lattimer, junior sport management, with 16 points. Pryor had his second strong game in a row as he finished with 14 points and seven rebounds. Tim Franklin, sophomore sport management, also scored 14 points in the game. After winning two games in a row, the North Greenville men’s basketball team dropped a

heartbreaker to Morris College 66-65 on Jan. 27 in Sumter, S.C. Chris Dean, freshman sport management, led the offense with 11 points off of the bench, while Shields and Jason Wray, junior biology, finished with nine and eight points respectively. After getting in a hole early, the Crusaders used an 18-5 run to turn things around and defeat Erskine College 73-58 on Jan. 29 in Hayes Gymnasium. Pryor, getting his fourth start in a row, led the offense as he tallied 15 points and eight rebounds. Reserve Jimmy Ellis, sophomore undecided, continued to provide energy off of the bench as he connected on four shots from beyond the arc and finished with 12 points. The Crusaders played against Montreat College on Monday and against Warren Wilson on Tuesday. North Greenville’s next game will be against Voorhees College tomorrow in Denmark, S.C. at 7 p.m.

streak with a final score of 68-49. Stache paced the Crusaders with 14 points, and Danielle Tidwell, freshman sport management, added 10 points. After falling to Johnson C. Smith in the final game of their three-game home stand, the Lady Crusaders looked to get back on track against the Morris College Hornets as the traveled to Sumter, S.C. The road trip was just what the doctor ordered for the Lady Crusaders as they beat the Hornets 81-60. The Lady Crusaders were led by a familiar duo in Walz and Stache who scored 18 and 12 points respectively. Carlis also added 12 points for the Lady Crusaders. Continuing their three-game road trip the Lady Crusaders traveled to Columbia, S.C. to face the Allen University Yellow Jackets. The Lady Crusaders won by a score of 72-61 winning their second game in a row. Stache

who had 19 points and along the way scored her 1,000th point in a North Greenville uniform, led the Crusaders. After the win, the Lady Crusaders record is now 8-10. “We seem to have turned the corner after a rough start, and we are playing much better. We are hoping to be playing our best ball when we host the regional tournament Feb. 21- 23,” said head coach Jayne Arledge. The Lady Crusaders will hit the road once again on Thursday, Feb. 3 as they travel to Voorhees College before returning home on Saturday, Feb. 5 to face Young Harris College. Anjelica Wilcox, sophomore health and wellness, said, “The team is really coming together and improving. I expect our team to finish strong and win regionals,” The Lady Crusaders will travel to Denmark, S.C. tomorrow to play against Voorhees College at 5:30 p.m.

Crusader Sports Schedule THURSDAY, FEB. 3 5:30 p.m.

Women’s basketball @ Voorhees College

7:00 p.m.

Men’s basketball @ Voorhees College

FRIDAY, FEB. 4 2:00 p.m.

Softball @ Belmont Abbey Tournament

SATURDAY, FEB. 5 9:30 a.m.

Softball @ Belmont Abbey Tournament

1:00 p.m.

Tennis vs. Young Harris College

2:00 p.m.

Women’s basketball vs. Young Harris College

4:00 p.m.

Men’s basketball vs. Young Harris College

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