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Paladins To Face North Greenville Sunday Afternoon

Taylor Petty
Taylor Petty

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Furman's women's basketball team will entertain North Greenville on Sunday in the Paladins' final non-conference contest of the season.  Tipoff at Timmons Arena is set for 2:00 p.m.

Furman (8-6) is coming off a 76-68 home victory over Presbyterian on Wednesday in a contest that saw junior guard Le'Jzae Davidson top the 1,000-point plateau while also becoming Furman's all-time 3-point shooting leader.  The Nashville, Tenn., product poured in a game high 28 points to improve her career points tally to 1,026, and she made 4-of-10 three-pointers against the Blue Hose to give her 190 treys — the most in program history.

Davidson tops Furman in both scoring (18.2 ppg) and free throw shooting (.831), ranking third and second, respectively, in the SoCon in those categories.  Her scoring parade against PC featured 12-of-14 shooting from the free throw line.

Celena Taborn is the Paladins' second leading scorer (12.4 ppg) and is coming off a 15-point, seven-rebound performance in 21 minutes of action against PC.  The Sydney, Ohio, native tops the SoCon in field goal percentage (.653).

Furman, which improved to 6-1 at home this year with the win over PC, enjoyed its best 3-point shooting effort of the season (10x22) against the Blue Hose.

The Paladins and Crusaders have battled only twice on the hardwood over the last 40 years, and Furman has won both meetings, the latest being a 69-39 decision during the 2015-16 season.

North Greenville (4-9) defeated Converse, 72-67, last Wednesday in its last outing.

The Furman-North Greenville game will be live streamed via ESPN+.  Fans can also follow the action via StatBroadcast live stats.  Links to both are available thru

Head coach Jackie Carson's Paladins tip off Southern Conference play at home next Thursday in a 7:00 p.m. clash against UNC Greensboro.