Basketball (W)

Women's Basketball falls in overtime despite a career-high 28 from Darden

   HICKORY, N.C. – Lenoir-Rhyne’s Lanica Williams hit a three-pointer with 3.4 seconds remaining to lift the host Bears to a 69-68 overtime win over visiting Catawba in South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball action on Saturday night at Shuford Gym.  The Bears improve to 7-6 overall, snapping a six-game losing streak, while Catawba falls to 9-5.  It was the league opener for both teams.
    The Bears led only twice, once as the horn sounded to end the game and the other at 36-35 with 14:47 remaining in regulation.  Catawba had jumped to the early lead as Isiaette Darden (Wilson, N.C.) hit on two three-pointers and a jumper to stake the Lady Indians to a 10-4 lead.  Darden poured in a career-high 28 points on 10-of-14 shooting, including 6-of-7 from behind the arc in a losing effort.

    The Lady Indians led 15-4 after five minutes were up 25-12 after a Darden jumper with 7:17 to go in the opening half.  Lenoir-Rhyne would begin to fight back from there and trailed 30-24 at the break.

    Crystal Clary, who scored 22 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead Lenoir-Rhyne, scored six of the Bears first 12 points of the second half to help L-R take a 36-35 lead.  Selia Monroe (Springfield, Va.) would push Catawba back in front at 38-36 with a three-point play.  

    The play by Monroe sparked Catawba and Darden hit consecutive three-pointers to give the Lady Indians a 52-45 lead with nine minutes left.  Clary brought the Bears even with 2:39 left on a jumper, but Darden answered with a three-pointer for a 59-56 Catawba lead at the 2:11 mark.

    Kristin Barringer hit two free throws for L-R with 58 seconds remaining in regulation to cut the Bear deficit to 59-58 and Clary added a free throw with 28 second left to tie the score at 59-59.  Catawba turned the ball over with 4.8 seconds to play and L-R failed to get off a shot.

Two free throws by Ashley Cox (Richmond, Va.) and a three-point play by Darden helped Catawba to a 64-61 lead with 3:41 left in overtime and a layin by Tamekia Foster (Chesapeake, Va.) kept the lead at 66-63, but Williams hit a three-pointer to draw the Bears even at 66-66 with 2:52 left.

A jumper by Cox put the Lady Indians back on top at 68-66 with 2:08 left and both failed to score on several possessions.  The Bears missed a pair of free throws and had a turnover, while Catawba failed on two shots in the paint.  After the final Catawba miss with 18 second left, L-R called timeout with 10 seconds remaining and Williams hit the winning three-pointer.

Cox was the only other Catawba player in double figures with 11, while Williams added 19 for the Bears.  Lenoir-Rhyne held a 44-32 edge on the boards.  Catawba shot 43% for the game, while the Bears hit on 40%, but were 50% (16-of-32) after the break.


Today's Events

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville, 2:00
Tennis (M) @ North Greenville, 2:00
Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne, 7:00


«September 2018»
September 1

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st

Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3

Football @ West Georgia 3-34

Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0

Soccer (M) @ Erskine 0-1

September 3

Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0

September 5

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2

September 7

Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0

Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3

September 8

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3

Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7

Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0

September 9

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1

September 10

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC) 

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC) 

September 11

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen CC) 2nd of 9

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 2 (Camden CC) 13th of 14

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3

September 12

Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1

Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3

September 15

Cross Country @ Winthrop Invitational, ccd. 9 a.m.

Soccer (W) @ Mars Hill, ppd. 1 p.m.

Swimming @ SAA Open Water, ccd. 4 p.m.

Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd. 

Volleyball @ Queens 3-2

September 19

Soccer (W) @ Queens 1-0

Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-8

September 21

Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 2 p.m.

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 7 p.m.

September 22

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Football @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3:30 p.m.

September 23

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 2 (Old South GC)

September 24

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.

September 26

Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.

September 27

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

September 28

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.

September 29

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)

Cross Country @ USC Upstate Invitational 9 a.m.

Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1:30 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.

September 30

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)

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