Basketball (W)

Women's Basketball Upset Bid Falls Short Against #9 Tusculum

Lady Indians scored just nine points over final 11 minutes

SALISBURY, NC -- Shantae Shank (Charlotte, NC) led a quartet of players in double figures with 15 points to lead ninth-ranked Tusculum to a 74-56 win over host Catawba in South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym.  The Pioneers (13-1, 4-0 SAC) record their 10th straight victory, improving to 13-1 overall and 4-0 in the SAC.  The Catawba Indians fall to 9-5 and 1-2 and see a five-game winning streak halted.

 Shank’s 15 markers are a season-high, while Ashli Oliver (Kokomo, IN) added a dozen points, including a trio of 3-pointers.  Stephany Neptune (Wallkill, NY) posted a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds to go along with two blocked shots.   Kat Spears (Memphis, TN) contributed 10 points, seven rebounds and five rejections off the bench as TC remains atop the league standings.

 Catawba was led by Dana Hicks (York, SC/Gaston Day) and Cameron Clark (Albemarle, NC/N. Stanly HS), who each tossed in 18 points.  Hicks recorded a doubled as she hauled in a game-high 15 rebounds, including 10 on the offensive glass.  Brittany Higgins (Takoma Park, MD/Blair HS) had seven points and four assists, but did not score after the break.

 Poor shooting cost the Lady Indians as Catawba connected on just 33% and a mere 30% in the final half.  A steal and layup by Clark cut the Pioneer lead to 51-47 with 11:40 left, but Catawba went nearly six minutes without scoring and made just two field goals the rest of the game.  Tusculum ran off 12 straight points to grab a 63-47 edge with 6:31 remaining and built the lead to 21 with three minutes to go.

 Catawba held an early 16-8 lead then the Pioneers used a 17-0 run over a 4:38 span to take a 25-16 advantage at the midway point of the first half.  During the run, the Pioneers shot 6-for-7 from the floor, including 3-for-3 from beyond the arc.  Tusculum would eventually take a 38-28 lead into the intermission, including a running-jumper by Jasmine Parker at the buzzer.

 Tusculum forced 24 turnovers, converting those miscues into 36 points.  Catawba managed just 15 points off 20 Pioneer turnovers.  Tusculum also enjoyed the hotter shooting hand, connecting on 47.5 percent from the floor.

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October 1

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

2
October 2

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

3
October 3

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

4
October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

5
October 5

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

6
October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

7
October 7

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

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October 9

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

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October 10

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

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October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

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October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

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October 16

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

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October 17

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

18
October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

19
October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.

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October 20

Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.

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October 21

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.

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October 24

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

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October 25

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

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October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

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October 28

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.

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October 31

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

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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