November 28, 2008
Women's Basketball Pulls Out Win Over Virginia Union
SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba rallied past Virginia Union and Lenoir-Rhyne won a tight battle with J.C. Smith at the Comfort Suites Classic at Goodman Gym on Friday night. The Catawba Indians (4-1) claimed a 71-62 victory over VUU (2-3), while the Bears (3-1) topped J.C. Smith (3-3) by a 66-60 count.
Catawba fell behind by nine points early in the second half before a 16-5 run, capped by a three-pointer by Nisha Long (Dallas, NC/Gaston Day) that gave the Lady Indians the lead for good at 44-42 with 10:49 remaining. VUU had scored the final five points of the opening half to take a 30-26 lead to the break.
After the Long three-pointer, Catawba moved out to a 52-44 lead with just over eight minutes to go when Brooke Whitley (New London, NC/N. Stanly HS) sank a jumper from behind the arc. A second Whitley long-range jumper pushed the margin to 62-50 with 4:28 left.
The Panters pulled within six in the final three minutes, but Long his four free throws in the final two minutes to keep Catawba out front. After shooting just 33% in the opening half, including a 1-12 effort from behind the arc, the Lady Indians hit on just under 52% in the final half and canned 4-of-7 from long range.
Freshman Maggie Sullivan (Fort Mill, SC/Charlotte Christian HS) posted a double-double for Catawba with 14 points and 10 rebounds while adding four steals. Long tossed in 13 with Whitley added a dozen. Brittany Higgins (Takoma Park, MD/Blair HS) had 10 points and six assists. Tonaey Smith (Detroit, MI) scored a game-high 24 points and had 11 rebounds in a losing effort for VUU. Dashia Chandler (Chester, VA) tossed in 12 points, while Yuvonna Stevens (Paterson, NJ) pulled down 13 rebounds.
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 (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (W) @ 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 (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2
Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1)
Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7
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 (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
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 (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13
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Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8
Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1
Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0
Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7
Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164
Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3
Cross Country @ SAC Championships 9 a.m.
Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.
Swimming @ Wingate 2 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.
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