March 5, 2008
Women's Basketball's Upset Bid Falls Just Short at Wingate
WINGATE, NC -- The seventh-seeded Catawba Indians battled host Wingate to the final buzzer before falling 58-56 to the second-seeded Bulldogs in the opening round of the 2008 South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball tournament on Wednesday night at Goodman Gym. Wingate improves to 21-7 and will advance to the tournament semifinals on Saturday night. The Lady Indians end their season at 12-16.
Brittany Higgins (Tacoma Park, MD/Blair HS) tied the game for Catawba at 56-all with 1:42 remaining, but Erica Crumlin scored what proved to be the winning basket with 1:25 to play. After two Catawba turnovers, Brittany West missed the front end of a one-and-one with nine seconds left to give the Lady Indians one last chance, but Keisha Long’s (Dallas, NC/Gaston Day) three-pointer at the buzzer was off the mark.
Wingate led by eight early in the second half then Catawba rallied with six straight points to pull within 43-42 with 11:33 remaining on a basket by Cristi Bartlett (Camden, NC/Camden HS). Bartlett would tie the game at 56-all on a hoop with 3:45 left.
The teams traded the lead four times in the opening half, but the Bulldogs took control over the final 10 minutes and built a 29-19 lead with 5:09 left in the first half. Wingate held a 35-29 lead at the break. Catawba held a 49-40 edge on the boards, but had 18 turnovers to 13 for the Bulldogs. Neither team shot well as Wingate hit on just 31% and Catawba 34%.
Higgins led Catawba with 15 points, while NeKeithia Howard (Macon, GA/Northeast HS) posted her seventh double-double of the season with 11 points and 15 rebounds. Stefani Shuey led the Bulldogs with 14 points and Crumlin had a double-double with 12 points and 10 boards.
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17
Volleyball @ Coker 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1
Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1
Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8
Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1)
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7
Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd
Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20
Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3
Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3
Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17
Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4
Football vs. WINGATE 24-27
Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2
Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5
Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1
Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0
Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7
Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.
Swimming @ Wingate
Cross Country @ SAC Championships
Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.
Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.
Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.
Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.
Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)
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