Basketball (W)

Higgins Tallies Career-best 22 as Women's Basketball Wins Fourth Straight


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba pulled away in the final 10 minutes and posted an 85-70 win over visiting Francis Marion at the Comfort Suites Classic at Goodman Gym on Saturday afternoon. Catawba improves to 4-1, while the Patriots fall to 2-3. Carson-Newman (4-0) won its second game of the weekend with a 76-46 win over Livingstone (1-3) in the opener.

Sophomore Brittany Higgins (Takoma Park, MD) scored a career-high 22 points to lead Catawba. The first half saw seven lead changes with Sicilia LoSauro (Oviedo, FL) giving Catawba the lead for good at 18-17 with 10:41 to go in the opening half. The Catawba Indians held a 37-34 lead at the break.

Francis Marion cut a nine-point deficit to just three at 56-53 on a jumper by Shavone Mack (Cross, SC) with 10:20 left, but three baskets by Higgins helped Catawba to a 66-55 edge with 7:48 remaining. The Patriots pulled within six at 70-64 with 5:20 to go only to see Catawba reel off nine straight points to take command.

Catawba god three double-figure scoring games off the bench as Corin Muldrow (Jacksonville, NC), who was named the Classic MVP, added 15 points with LoSauro chipping in with 13 and Ne’Keithia Howard (Macon, GA) 11. Higgins and Hillary Hampton (Salisbury, NC) were also named to the All-Classic team from Catawba. Joining the Catawba players was Brittany Young (Moncks Corner, SC), of Francis Marion, and Carson-Newman’s Tasha Ledbetter (Charlotte, NC) and Emily Mason (Rogersville, AL).

Young led the Patriots with 17 points, while Shonelle Downer (Columbia, SC) had 16. Vanessa Goff (Columbia, SC) had 13 points and nine rebounds.

Ledbetter led Carson-Newman with 14 points, while Mason had 12 points and 14 rebounds. Lindsey Eggleston (Buena Vista, CO) came off the bench to toss in a dozen points. LaTanya Walker (Charlotte, NC) and Clintoria Bryant (Goldsboro, NC) each had eight points to pace Livingstone.

Carson-Newman scored the first eight points, but Livingstone rallied to tie the game at 13-13 on a jumper by Lamika Davis (Pageland, SC) at the 11:24 mark. The game was tied at 23-all late in the first half when the Lady Eagles pulled out to the lead. A layup and two free throws by Ledbetter pushed the margin to 27-24 and Angela Volentine (North Platte, NE) canned a three-pointer for the 30-24 halftime lead.

Livingstone would shoot just 11% (3-of-28) in the second half as the Lady Eagles pulled away. The Lady Blue Bears hit just 18% for the game and were out-rebounded 54-40. Carson-Newman hit on 39% from the field and made 33-of-45 free throws.

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«January 2018»
January 3

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85

January 5

Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117

Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95

January 6

Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142

Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101

January 10

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71

January 12

Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90

Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89

January 13

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL  80-56

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68

January 18

Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 65-73

Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92

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

January 21

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2) 

January 24

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

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

January 26

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)

January 27

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.

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January 31

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

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