February 24, 2002
Women's Basketball makes history with win at Carson-NewmanJEFFERSON CITY, TN -- The Catawba women's basketball made history on Saturday night, winning 20 games in back-to-back seasons for the first time after a 81-74 win over Carson-Newman in South Atlantic Conference women's basketball action on Saturday night at Holt Fieldhouse. The win gives Catawba a second place with Presbyterian in the league standings and the #3-seed in the upcoming SAC Tournament. The Lady Indians, now 20-6 overall and 10-4 in the SAC, will host Wingate on Tuesday night at 6 p.m. in the first round of the tournament. Carson-Newman, the fourth seed, falls to 12-13 and 8-6. Catawba stormed out of the gates to lead 16-8 after seven minutes. Carson-Newman responded with a 9-2 run to pull within 18-17 and eventually took the lead at 23-22 at the ten minute mark. The Lady Indians would take a 40-37 lead to the half, shooting 54%. Carson-Newman trailed, despite shooting 64% in the opening half, making 4-of-6 three-pointers. The Lady Eagles took the lead early in the second half and held a 54-51 edge with just over 12 minutes to play. Catawba used a 7-0 run to take the lead it would not relinquish. A layin by Danyel Locklear (Pembroke, NC) with 11:34 left put the Lady Indians ahead 56-54. Carson-Newman closed to within a point on three occasions, the last at 62-61 with 7:45 to play. Catawba moved out to a 71-64 lead with 2:53 left and held at least a four point margin from there. Both teams shot extremely well, Catawba hitting on 54% and Carson-Newman nearly 58%. Catawba held a 31-26 edge on the boards and committed just 17 turnovers to 23 for the Lady Eagles. Locklear led the way for Catawba, scoring 22 points on 9-of-10 shooting from the field. Senior Ella Pasola (Vantaa, FINLAND) had a season-high 17 points, while freshman Isiaette Darden (Wilson, NC) added 16 points and six assists. Dorthell Little (Rockingham, NC) had a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Stacie Dunn had 20 points to lead the Lady Eagles, while Kara Caldwell added 17. #####
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