January 20, 2007
Furious Rally Falls Short as Women's Basktball Loses at LMU
Ladies trailed by 18 with 10 minutes to play
HARROGATE, TN – Catawba suffered through a tough shooting night and a late rally came up short in a 50-45 loss to Lincoln Memorial in South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball action on Saturday night at Turner Arena. The Railsplitters improve to 9-8 overall and 2-5 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 14-4 and 4-2.
Catawba fell behind 17-6 early in the contest, but fought back to within 23-17 with just under three minutes to go before the break. The Railsplitters used a late surge to take a 32-17 lead at the half after a halfcourt buzzer-beater by Kelsi Salas. The Lady Indians shot just 18.5% (5-of-27) in the opening half and were out-rebounded 25-14.
Lincoln Memorial built its lead to 19 points early in the second half and held an 18-point edge at 45-27 with 10 minutes remaining when Catawba made a valiant comeback attempt. Catawba would go on an 18-point run to tie the contest with 1:55 left.
Ingird Easter (Cana, VA) hit a three-pointer between a pair of Ne’Keithia Howard (Macon, GA) baskets to pull Catawba within 45-34. Tamekia Foster (Chesapeake, VA) cut the deficit to nine with 7:27 to go. The Lady Indians would connected on a trio of three pointers to tie the game as Easter canned two after one by Andrell Baxter (Evergreen, AL) to bring Catawba even.
Catawba had a possession to take the lead, but Betsy Bowser made a key steal with a minute to play. Latoya Johnson made one of two free throws, but Bowser grabbed the rebound and added two more from the stripe for a 48-45 LMU lead with 21 seconds left. Andi Winney added a pair from the line after another Lady Indian turnover for the final margin.
Winney finished with a double-double of 19 points and 14 rebounds to spark the Railsplitters. Bowser had nine points and five boards. Easter was the lone Catawba player in double figures with 13.
Catawba shot just 29% (16-of-56) for the game, but held LMU to just 27% in the second half to have a chance for the win. Lincoln Memorial shot 35% for the game and held a commanding 47-30 edge on the boards. Catawba did force 25 LMU turnovers, while committing 15.
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17
Volleyball @ Coker 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1
Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1
Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2
Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1)
Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7
Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20
Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3
Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3
Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17
Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4
Football vs. WINGATE 24-27
Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2
Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8
Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1
Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0
Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7
Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164
Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3
Cross Country @ SAC Championships 9 a.m.
Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.
Swimming @ Wingate 2 p.m.
Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.
Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.
Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.
Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)
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