February 7, 2009
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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