Basketball (W)

Women's Basketball defeats Pfeiffer 85-52

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba College won its 14th straight home game with an 85-52 win over neighboring Pfeiffer University in women’s basketball action on Tuesday night at Goodman Gym. The win improves the Lady Indians to 2-1, while Pfeiffer falls to 1-2.Catawba jumped out to a quick 9-1 lead in the opening three minutes, but would suffer through a five minute scoring drought as Pfeiffer roared back to take a 15-11 lead at the 11:44 mark of the half. Dorthell Little (Rockingham, NC) broke the drought for Catawba with a jumper at the 10-16 mark to close the Lady Indians within 15-13, then Ashley Cox (Richmond, VA) would score five consecutive points to put Catawba ahead 23-21 with 4:15 remaining. Pfeiffer would tie the score at 23-23, but did not score again until a three pointer by Shannon Reid (Granite Falls, NC) with just 38 seconds left before the half. Catawba had out-scored the Falcons 17-5 over the final 5:43 of the half to grab a 34-26 edge at the break. Catawba used a smothering defense to open the second half, causing 11 turnovers in the first five minutes to build its edge to 55-26. From that point Pfeiffer never got the deficit under 20 points. Catawba shot 53% for the game, while holding the Falcons to just 33% and held a commanding 48-31 edge on the boards. Sophomore Danyel Locklear (Pembroke, NC) recorded a double-double for the Lady Indians with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Little had 19 points and seven boards, while Cox, a freshman added 15 points. Reid was the only Pfeiffer player in double figures with 10. #######

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