KENOSHA, Wis. — In a high scoring affair, the Carthage College men’s basketball team defeated Greenville 133-126 on Saturday at Tarble Arena.
Carthage (2-0) went up by 12 to start the first half until Greenville (1-3) cut the lead to one at the 12:18 mark. The Panthers took the lead with back-to-back three pointers to switch the score to 35-30. Another three pointer at the 3:50 mark gave Greenville a 16 point lead. Carthage went into the interbreak down 68-63.
The Red Men battled back to tie the game at 87 with a layup from Sean Johnson. Back-to-back layups from Brad Perry made the score 98-92 in favor of Carthage. The Panthers would get as close as one before the Red Men went on to take the victory 133-126.
Carthage is back in action on Tuesday, November 19 facing No. 2 Wisconsin-Oshkosh at 7 p.m. at Tarble Arena.
“What an exciting game. greenville’s style and pace demand 40 minute effort whenever you play them. We have to give them credit, they are a fine team who understand what they are trying to get done. It was an excellent team win, Sean Johnson and Crishawn Cook were exceptional this afternoon.”