Crowder hosted North Arkansas on Thursday night and their shooting in the first half was as cold as the temperature outside. The visiting Pioneers were able to get a 16-11 first quarter lead. In the second quarter they widened the gap to lead 28-19 the intermission. The Roughriders started to heat up a bit in the third quarter outscoring North Ark 18-14 to pull within five at 42-37 heading into the final stanza. Crowder's defense came through with some big steals that were converted on the offensive end to make it a game. Crowder took a 54-50 lead on back to back treys from Teri Leaf and Gabby Adams with 2:06 left in the game. North Ark made two free throws and a bucket to tie the game up at 54-54 with 1:24 left. Maia Wright scored a bucket with 56.3 seconds left to give Crowder the lead at 56-54. The Pioneers and Roughriders each turned it over on the ensuing possessions. North Ark made a lay with 28.6 seconds left to tie it up at 56-56. The Roughriders called a timeout to set up the play for the last shot. Fiona Wilson was fouled with 17.1 seconds left and made one of two free throws to give Crowder a one point lead at 57-56. After a North Ark timeout, the Roughriders deflected a pass and in the scramble fouled with 4.7 seconds left to send North Ark to line where they made both free throws to regain the lead at 58-57. After the Roughrider called a timeout, Wright drove to the basket to hit the game winning shot with 0.9 seconds left. After a North Ark turnover, their bench was assessed a technical foul. Wilson hit both free throws to secure the 61-58 victory. Wilson led Crowder with 18 points. Wright had 13 points and 7 rebounds. Leaf chipped in 11 points and a team high 4 steals. Makayla White dished out 3 assists. Crowder improves to 14-11 (1-4 Region 16) on the season. The Roughriders will host Mineral Area in their annual Play 4 Kay Cancer Awareness game on Saturday at 2:00 PM. All proceeds from the game will go to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.