Basketball (W)

Women's Basketball cruises to SAC Championship Game

HICKORY, NC – The Catawba College women’s basketball team earned its second consecutive berth in the Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament Championship with an 82-64 victory over Tusculum College Saturday afternoon in the semifinals at Catawba Valley Community College.The Indians, the top seed in the tournament, improved to 21-8 on the year and will face the winner of Wingate and Lenoir-Rhyne Sunday at 4 p.m. for the title. The fifth-seeded Pioneers end the year with a 12-17 mark. Catawba scored the first 12 points of the game and raced to a 46-27 halftime lead. The Indians, who led by as many as 24 in the second half, shot a tournament-record 42 free throws. The Indians were paced by senior forward Danyel Locklear (Pembroke, N.C.) with 22 points and 12 Catawba players tallied at least one point and two rebounds. As a team, the Indians out-rebounded Tusculum, 55-33. “The girls were just focused from the beginning,” said Catawba coach Angie Morton. Locklear, the conference’s Player of the Year, played just 19 minutes, hitting eight of 10 field goals. “I don’t think anyone could stop her today,” Morton said. “She could have had 50 points and 30 rebounds if she had stayed in the game. She’s definitely one of our leaders and she led us today.” Senior guard Ashley Cox (Richmond, Va.) added 14 points and six assists for Catawba while sophomore forward Kelley Karns (Pilot Mountain, N.C) was one of three Pioneers to score in double figures with a team-high 12 points. CATAWBA COLLEGE 82, TUSCULUM COLLEGE 64 TUSCULUM COLLEGE (12-17) Karns, Kelley 3-6 5-7 12; Maples, Julie 3-9 2-4 10; Redding, Amber 3-8 3-6 10; Bryant, Beth 2-5 1-2 7; Murray, Lesley 2-6 1-2 7; Whartenby, Kathryn 2-4 3-5 7; Martin, Chassity 2-2 0-0 6; Arnold, Kelly Jo 0-3 0-0 0; Archer, Jessica 0-3 0-0 0; Karns, Kari 0-3 0-2 0; Collier, LaShay 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 17-53 20-34 64. CATAWBA COLLEGE (21-8) Locklear, Danyel 8-10 6-8 22; Cox, Ashley 3-11 7-8 14; Colombo, Gia 2-6 4-5 9; Foster, Tamekia 4-8 0-0 8; Carmon, Christina 3-4 2-3 8; Easter, Ingrid 2-5 1-2 5; Kaufman, Julie 1-3 2-4 4; Darden, Isiaette 1-6 1-2 3; Prescott, Kendall 1-3 1-2 3; Valentine, Stephanie 1-3 1-2 3; Monroe, Selia 1-2 0-2 2; Scearce, Danielle 0-1 1-4 1. Totals 27-62 26-42 82. Tusculum College.............. 27 37 - 64 Catawba College............... 46 36 - 82 3-point goals-Tusculum College 10-25 (Martin, Chassity 2-2; Maples, Julie 2-5; Bryant, Beth 2-4; Murray, Lesley 2-5; Karns, Kelley 1-1; Redding, Amber 1-4; Arnold, Kelly Jo 0-2; Karns, Kari 0-1; Whartenby, Kathryn 0-1), Catawba College 2-9 (Cox, Ashley 1-4; Colombo, Gia 1-3; Darden, Isiaette 0-1; Valentine, Stephanie 0-1). Fouled out--Tusculum College-Collier, LaShay; Karns, Kelley; Karns, Kari, Catawba College-None. Rebounds-Tusculum College 33 (Redding, Amber 9), Catawba College 55 (Locklear, Danyel 8). Assists-Tusculum College 13 (Murray, Lesley 4), Catawba College 14 (Cox, Ashley 6). Total fouls-Tusculum College 29, Catawba College 25. A-304 #####

Today's Events

No events are scheduled today

Calendar

«January 2018»
123
January 3

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85

45
January 5

Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117

Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95

6
January 6

Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142

Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101

78910
January 10

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71

1112
January 12

Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90

Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89

13
January 13

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL  80-56

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68

1415161718
January 18

Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 65-73

Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92

1920
January 20

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1) 

Swimming Men @ Lenoir-Rhyne 86-173

Swimming Women @ Lenoir-Rhyne 151-107

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 65-47

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 61-90

21
January 21

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2) 

222324
January 24

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

2526
January 26

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)

27
January 27

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.

28293031
January 31

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

Mouse over the red calendar dates to display events on those days. Click to open the full-size calendar.


TEAM PHOTO

Basketball (M) Team Photo

SPONSORS