Citadel cruises to 83-53 win over North Greenville

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Ashton Moore scored 21 points and dished out nine assists as The Citadel topped North Greenville 83-53 Saturday night.

Moore hit 3-point shots on three consecutive possessions to cap off an 11-0 run by the Bulldogs midway through the first half which opened up a 21-9 lead.

North Greenville (2-3) pulled within eight, 24-32, on a pair of free throws by Chris Dean with 4:29 left in the first half. The Citadel (2-2), however, responded with a 12-2 spurt, capped by another Moore 3-pointer, to close out the first half leading 44-26.

The Crusaders opened the second half with an 11-3 run of their own, trimming its deficit to just 12, but the Bulldogs answered with a 12-3 surge, putting the game out of reach.

Dean paced North Greenville with 16 points and Micah Parker added 14.

Matt Van Scyoc scored 19 in the win.