December 5, 2007
Women's Basketball Falls to LR in SAC Opener
HICKORY, NC -- Lenoir-Rhyne pulled away in the final six minutes and recorded an 82-67 win over visiting Catawba in South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball action on Wednesday night at Shuford Gym. The win keeps the Bears undefeated at 6-0 overall and 1-0 in the SAC. The Catawba Indians fall to 4-2 and 0-1.
A 10-0 run midway through the first half helped Lenoir-Rhyne to a 27-16 lead with 8:08 before the break. The lead would eventually grow to 14 after a three-pointer by Lauren Casey at 35-21 with 5:22 remaining in the half and the Bears settled for a 42-31 edge at intermission.
Lenoir-Rhyne held a double-digit lead for most of the second half and held a 57-40 lead with just over 13 minutes to play before Catawba made a run. The Lady Indians stormed back to cut the deficit to 60-56 with 7:30 to go. Sara Crane (Keystone Heights, FL/Keystone Heights HS) started a 12-0 run with a pair of free throws and Hillary Hampton (Salisbury, NC/W. Rowan HS) added a three-pointer. Freshman Candace Schellenberg (Yadkinville, NC/Forbush HS) capped the run with a three-pointer.
After Catawba got within four, the Bears went to the free throw line over the next four minutes, making five-of-seven and cashing in one of the misses for a layup and a 69-58 edge with just under four minutes left. LRC converted nine-of-12 from the stripe in the final minutes to take the win.
LaCourtney Rann led the Bears with 19 points, while Amber Holt had 13 points and dished out 10 assists. Brittany Higgins (Takoma Park, MD/Blair HS) paced Catawba with 18 points with NeKeithia Howard (Macon, GA/Northeast HS) added 14 points and eight rebounds. The Bears connected on 50% from the field, including making 60.7% in the first half. Lenoir-Rhyne also enjoyed a 40-27 edge on the boards.
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