Basketball (W)

Women's Basketball Keeps Hold of Second Place in SAC with 58-54 Win at LR


HICKORY, NC -- Catawba earned its fifth straight win and kept hold of second place in the South Atlantic Conference with a 58-54 win in women’s basketball action on Saturday night at Shuford Gym.  The Catawba Indians improve to 20-6 overall and 10-4 in the SAC, while the Bears fall to 15-10 and 8-6.

Catawba got off to a hot start, using an 11-0 run to take a 22-8 lead with 7:21 left in the half.  A layup by Ne'Keithia Howard put the Lady Indians up 26-12 with 5:12 to go, but Lenoir-Rhyne held Catawba scoreless the rest of the half and closed within 26-21 at the break.

Denise Moore brought Lenoir-Rhyne within 26-25 early in the second half before Andrell Baxter snapped the Catawba scoring drought on a layup with 18:30 to go.  Amber Holt drew the Bears even at 32-32 on a three-pointer with 14:32 left.

After Lenoir-Rhyne tied the game, Catawba scored the next eight points and pulled out to a 40-32 edge at the 10:23 mark.  Lenoir-Rhyne never got closer than five the rest of the way until the final seconds.  Catawba made 7-of-11 free throws over the final 1:10 to hold off the Bears.  Brittany Higgins iced the game with a free throw with four seconds remaining.

Howard led Catawba with 14 points and six rebounds.  Sicilia LoSauro came off the Tribe bench to score 10 points and hit a pair of three-pointers.  Moore led all scorers with 20 points for the Bears.  Amber Holt added 16 points and Kalah Wilson tallied 10 points.  Jami Safrit led Lenoir-Rhyne with nine rebounds and six assists.

Lenoir-Rhyne made just 26% of its shots from the field in the opening half and finished at 35%.  Catawba made 44% for the game and hit on 50% in the second half.

Box Score

Today's Events

No events scheduled until August 24


«June 2018»

Mouse over the red calendar dates to display events on those days. Click to open the full-size calendar.


Basketball (W) Team Photo