Basketball (W)

Women's Basketball Gives Up Big Lead, Falls in Overtime


BLUEFIELD, WV -- Central State battled back to grab a 66-64 overtime win over Catawba in women’s basketball action in the Herb Sims Tournament, hosted by Bluefield State on Friday night at Shott Gym.   The loss drops the Catawba Indians to 4-3 on the year.

 After fighting back from a 19-point second half deficit, Central State held off Catawba in extra-time.  Brittany Higgins ((Tacoma Park, MD/Blair HS) gave the Lady Indians their last lead at 63-61 on two free throws with 1:33 left, but Mahogony Wilson tied the game with 57 second to go and Shayla Henderson put the Maurauders up with a pair of free throws with 49 seconds remaining.

 NeKeithia Howard (Macon, GA/Northeast HS) made one of two at the line to bring Catawba within a point, but a turnover after two missed free throws Linda Obadigo denied the ladies a chance for the win.  Ijeoma Ofomata added a free throw for the final margin.

 Howard led Catawba with 16 points, while Higgins followed with 15.  Freshman Nisha Long (Dallas, NC/Gaston Day) dished a high of 10 assists and also led the way with six rebounds.  Brooklyn Morrow led all scorers with 21 for Central State.  Henderson added 15 points and Ofamata had 11 points and eight rebounds.

 The Lady Indians fell behind early at 10-4, but fought back to tie the score at 12-all on a jumper by Dione Eccles (Clemmons, NC/W. Forsyth HS) with 12:03 left in the first half.  Tied at 14-all, a three-pointer by Sicilia LoSauro (Oviedo, FL/Oviedo HS) keyed a 19-5 run that put Catawba up 33-19.  Howard had a basket and five free throws in the surge.

 Catawba took a 38-23 lead to the break, but would score only 20 points in the second half.  After committing just two turnovers in the opening half, Catawba had 13 in the second and overtime. 

 A three-pointer by Hillary Hampton (Salisbury, NC/W. Rowan HS) and baskets by Howard and Higgins helped Catawba increase its lead to 19 in the opening minutes of the second half.  The Lady Indians still held a 16-point edge with 13 minutes left, but an 8-0 run by the Mauraders cut their deficit to 53-51 with 3:22 left.

 Central State tied the game at 55-all on a jumper by Ofomata with 1:47 remaining, but Hampton put Catawba back up on a three-point play with 51 ticks left.  The Mauraders pulled within a point on a pair of free throws by Ubadigo with 38 seconds to go and tied the game when Mahogony Wilson converted one of two at the line with 16 seconds left.  Catawba failed to get off a shot at the end of regulation.

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«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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