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.
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|Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne, 7:00|
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Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0
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Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3
Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0
Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1)
Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3
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Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2)
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2)
Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1
Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC)
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Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.
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