Basketball (W)

Basketball roundup: Catawba women top W.Va. State

Staff & Wire Reports, The Salisbury Post
WINGATE— A 22-0 run to end the first half ended any doubts for the Catawba women’s team Saturday. The Lady Indians, ranked 22nd in the nation in Division II, rolled to a 75-53 victory over West Virginia State at the Wingate Breast Cancer Awareness Basketball Classic. West Virginia (2-5) connected on just five field goals in the first half and committed 19 turnovers as Catawba (6-1) jumped to a 46-12 lead at the break.Danyel Locklear led all scorers with 17 points, while Ella Pasola and Isiaette Darden added 10 each. Dorthell Little dominated inside, scoring 14 points and grabbing 18 rebounds, including 11 on the offensive glass. West Rowan’s Danielle Scearce connected on her only field-goal attempt and made two free throws for four points. She added three rebounds. n Blue Hose women romp past Blue Bears HICKORY— The 18th-ranked Presbyterian women’s basketball team rolled to an 88-40 win over Livingstone on Saturday behind 29 points from senior Toni Leopard. Livingstone (1-5) connected on just 23 percent of its attempts from the field overall, scoring 15 points in the 20-minute second half. Presbyterian (6-0) led 55-25 at halftime. The Lady Blue Bears take a long break before returning to action against Virginia State on Dec. 11 at New Trent Gym. McCullough scores 12 in UNC-A victory CULLOWHEE— Ben McGonagil had 17 points and six rebounds while former North Rowan star Bryan McCullough added 12 to lead N.C.-Asheville to a 72-66 win over Western Carolina in a back-and-forth game Saturday. The lead was exchanged 14 times and never grew larger than six in a close game that landed N.C. Asheville (1-5) its first victory of the season.

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