February 26, 2002
Women's Basketball rallies past Wingate to advance in SAC TourneySALISBURY, NC -- The third-seeded Catawba College women’s basketball team overcame a 16-point second half deficit to defeat visiting Wingate 73-72 in an opening round game of the Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament on Tuesday night at Goodman Gym. The win will send the Lady Indians into a Friday night semifinal against either #2-seed Presbyterian or Tusculum at Catawba Valley Community College. Catawba improves to 21-6 with the win, while Wingate ends its season at 15-11. Catawba led 37-30 at the break, but Wingate stormed out of the gates to open the second half, holding the Lady Indians without a point for nearly seven minutes. Felisha Tate (Greensboro, NC) finally broke the ice with a free throw to end a 20-0 Wingate run. Catawba would not get its first field goal until a jumper by Ella Pasola (Vantaa, FINLAND) with 11:42 remaining. Wingate would open its largest lead at 58-42 with 10:27 left, following a three-point play by Elizabeth Rogers (Raleigh, NC). Catawba used an 8-0 run to cut the margin to 58-50 and closed to within 65-62 on a three-pointer by Ashley Cox (Richmond, VA) with 3:42 remaining. Isiaette Darden (Wilson, NC) cut the margin to a point with a pair of free throws and Cox nailed anther three with 2:31 left to put Catawba ahead 67-66. Wingate was never able to gain the lead back. Catawba made good on four straight free throw attempts to hold a 71-68 edge with 40 seconds to play. Kari Ezzell (Spring Hope, NC) cut the margin to a point on a jumper with 21 seconds left and Dorthell Little (Rockingham, NC) made one of two free throws to put Catawba up 72-70. Samantha Dailey (Huntington, WV) went to the line with a chance to tie the game with six seconds left, but missed the first of two shots. She tried to intentionally miss the second, but the Bulldogs were called for a lane violation. Emily Rangle (Millersburg, OH) hit one of two free throws to put Catawba up 73-70 with six seconds remaining and Elizabeth Biedrycki (Charlotte, NC) hit a follow shot for the Bulldogs as time expired off a three-point attempt by Julie Law (Waxhaw, NC). Cox led Catawba with 17 points, hitting a season-high five three-pointers. As a team, the Lady Indians were 7-of-20 behind the arc. Little posted a double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds. For Wingate, Rogers led all scorers with 24 points, while Biedrycki had 18 points and 19 rebounds. Catawba attempted 30 more shots than Wingate, but hit only 32.4%, while the Bulldogs hit on 23-of-46 for 50%. Wingate held a 46-39 edge on the boards, but committed 27 turnovers to just 11 for the Lady Indians. #####
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