Basketball (W)

Women's Basketball Drops Opener at Hoop N' Surf Classic

Ladies make just three field goals in opening half


HONOLULU, HI -- Catawba got off to a rough start in its opening game of the Hoop N’ Surf Classic, falling to Concordia-St. Paul 76-60 in women’s basketball action non Tuesday night at Kilauea District Park Gym.  The Golden Bears improve to 3-6, while Catawba falls to 8-2, ending an eight-game winning streak.

 Tamekia Foster put Catawba on top 1-0 on a free throw at the 18:58 mark, but the Lady Indians would connect on just one field goal over the first 16 minutes, a jumper by Brittany Higgins with 17:49 remaining, and trailed by as much as 27 points at 32-5 with 6:04 left in the half.  Corin Muldrow finally ended the futility with a layup with 3:55 before the break. 

 Catawba hit just 3-of-27 shots (11.1%) in the first half and trailed 35-12 at the break.  A trio of three-pointers early in the second half helped the Golden Bears to a 52-25 lead with 13:48 remaining.  The Lady Indians would finally find its shooting touch late in the contest and trimmed the large deficit to 13 points in the final two minutes.

 Ne’Keithia Howard paced Catawba with 13 points, while Muldrow posted a double-double with 11 points and a career-high 14 rebounds.  It marked the second double-double in her career.  Amanda Behnke led Concordia with 22 points and 11 rebounds.  The Golden Bears shot 52% in the game compared to just 29% for Catawba, but the Lady Indians did help force 27 turnovers.

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