Basketball (W)

Women's Basketball falls to Lander at New years Shootout

   SALISBURY, N.C. -- Lander University picked up its second win, while Carson-Newman earned a split in two games with a victory in second day action at the Comfort Suites New Years Shootout women’s basketball tournament held on Monday afternoon at Goodman Gym on the Catawba College Campus.  Lander defeated host Catawba 64-45 and improved to 5-5, while Catawba fell to 8-4.  Carson-Newman, now 9-3, rolled to an 85-51 win over Livingstone, dropping the Lady Blue Bears to 3-6.        
Lander jumped to a 17-point halftime led on Catawba as the Lady Indians struggled shooting from the floor.  Catawba hit only  two of its first 24 shots and trailed 16-4 after 10 minutes.  Isiaette Darden (Wilson, N.C.) gave Catawba a quick spark with a three-pointer and steal and layup to trim the deficit to 16-9, but the Lady Bearcats got a pair of jumpers by Jacauay White (Lawrenceville, Ga.) to regain momentum.  Catawba shot just 15% (5-of-35) in the opening half, while Lander canned 13-of-29 shots (45%).

The Lady Bearcats extended their lead to 35-14 at the opening of the second half until Catawba began to whittle away at the lead.  Catawba hit three-pointers on three straight tips, two by Ashley Cox (Richmond, Va.) to claw within 43-33 and a jumper by Hannah Davis (Williamsburg, Va.) cut the deficit to 43-35 with 9:27 left.

Lander would not let Catawba close the gap any further and would increase the lead back to 20 in the closing seconds.  All-tournament performer Natasha Hemphill (Gaffney, S.C.) had 16 points and nine rebounds to pace Lander.  White added 14 points, seven rebounds and four blocks.  Cox scored 16 points Catawba, while Darden added 15 off the bench.

Carson-Newman connected on 11 of its first 14 shots and went on to defeat Livingstone 85-51.  The Lady Eagles jumped to a quick 28-8 lead after just over eight minutes with their hot shooting.  C-N hit on 16-of-20 before finally cooling off to just 59% (17-of-29) for the opening half.  Livingstone hit just 9-of-28 (32%) in the opening frame.

Leading 47-21 at the break, Carson-Newman stormed ahead by 65-29 by the 11:06 mark of the second half.  Freshman center Brooke Johnson (Seymour, Tenn.) led four Lady Eagles in double figures with 17 and added eight rebounds.  Kala Greene ((Talbott, Tenn.) came off the bench to score 15 points, while Brittaney Gooch (Franklin, Kent.) had 13 and Giovanni Booker (Orlando, Fla.) 12.  Carson-Newman finished the game with 10 three-pointers in 19 tries and held a 36-25 edge on the boards.  Love Brown (Norfolk, Va.) had 15 points for Livingstone with Sherree Gillespie (Salisbury, N.C.) tossing in 14 with six rebounds.
Joining Hemphill on the all-tournament team was teammate Tracy Jacobs (Shaker Heights, Ohio), Catawba’s Tamekia Foster (Chesapeake, Va.), Johnson and Booker of Carson-Newman and Gillespie of Livingstone.


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«April 2018»
April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

April 6

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

April 12

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 2-8

April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 0-5

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2

Baseball @ Wingate 9-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 13-11

Baseball @ Wingate 7-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 14-10

April 24

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 12-21

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 18-10

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 5 p.m.

April 27

Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

Softball vs. Coker (SAC Tournament) 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. Queens (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 7 p.m.

April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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