Basketball (W)

Women's Basketball Falls Hard to #15 Tusculum


GREENEVILLE, TN -- Jasmine Gunn scored a game-high 20 points, dished out six assists and grabbed seven rebounds to lead 15th-ranked Tusculum to a 97-49 victory over visiting Catawba in South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Arena.  The Pioneers improve to 19-3 overall and 9-2 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 12-9 and 4-6. 

The Pioneers opened the game with a 17-6 run over the first five minutes and never looked back.  Tusculum closed the half with an 18-9 run to head into the break with a 49-26 lead.

Tusculum carried the momentum into the early moments of the second half, opening the period with an 11-0 run to stretch the lead to 60-26 on a Kat Spears layup with 18:11 to go. The Pioneers would score 11 of the next 16 points to open a 71-31 lead with 14:30 left on the clock, before Catawba went on a 7-0 run to halt the Pioneer run.

The Pioneers would answer with a 14-5 spurt over the next three and a half minutes, opening a 85-43 lead on Nikki Van Dine’s third three-pointer of the game at the 8:19 mark. Tusculum then closed out the win with a 12-6 run over the final eight minutes.

Stephany Neptune registered her second straight double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds, as well as blocking three shots.  Senior Ashli Oliver knocked down five three-pointers and was 6-of-13 from the field for 17 points.

Nisha Long (Dallas, NC/Gaston Day) tallied 15 points to lead the Catawba Indians, and was joined in double figures by her sister, Kisha Long (Dallas, NC/Gaston Day), who had 10 markers.  Brooke Whitley (New London, NC/N. Stanley HS) pulled down a team-high seven rebounds, while Kisha Long and Cameron Clark (Albemarle, NC/N. Stanly HS) each had two assists.

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«January 2018»
January 3

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85

January 5

Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117

Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95

January 6

Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142

Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101

January 10

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71

January 12

Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89

Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90

January 13

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL  80-56

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68

January 17

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

January 20

Swimming @ Lenoir-Rhyne

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1)

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 4 p.m.

January 21

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2)

January 24

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

January 26

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)

January 27

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.

January 31

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

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Basketball (M) Team Photo