Basketball (W)

Whitley's Late Three-Pointer Lifts Women's Basketball To Win At Mars Hill

MARS HILL, NC -- Junior Brooke Whitley (New London, NC/N. Stanly HS) hit a three-pointer with six seconds left to cap a rally from 13 points down in the final six minutes and give Catawba an 84-83 win over host Mars Hill in South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Stanford Arena.  The win improves Catawba to 14-9 overall and 6-6 in the SAC, while the Lions fall to 12-12 and 5-8.

 Catawba trailed 77-64 with 6:19 left then went on a 10-0 run, that started with a Whitley three-pointer, to trim the deficit to 77-74 with 4:45 to go.  Catawba would cut the lead to one at 78-77 on a free throw by Dana Hicks (York, SC/Gaston Day) at the 3:12 mark and again on a jumper by Kisha Long (Dallas, NC/Gaston Day) with 1:54 remaining.

 Jessica Blanford (Concord, NC) hit two free throws with 1:37 to go to five Mars Hill an 82-79 edge and after a layup by Hicks, Brittini Young (Ramsuer, NC) hit one of two at the line with 14 seconds left for an 83-81 lead.  After a timeout, Catawba was able to free Whitley in the corner for her game-winning shot.  Young missed a desperation heave from half court at the end that bounced off the front of the rim.

Mars Hill used an 8-0 run early in the second half to go up 65-56 when Ariel Okunowo (Decatur, GA) drained back to back three-pointers at the 12:01 mark.  A Young shot from behind the arc gave the Lions their largest lead of the game, 75-62, with 7:30 left in the game.

Hicks finished posted a double-double with a career-high 23 points and 11 rebounds.  Higgins had 13 points and four assists.  Kisha Long added 12 points with Whitley netting 11 points and Cameron Clark (Albemarle, NC/N. Stanly HS) 10.

Okunowo scored a season-high 21 points and was 8-12 from the field.  Young poured in 16 points and Shamia Terry (Greenville, SC) recorded a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds.

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Calendar

«October 2017»
1
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 (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (W) @ 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 (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

6
October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

7
October 7

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

89
October 9

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

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

10
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

11
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 (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

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

17
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 (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

18
October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

19
October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

20
October 20

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

21
October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

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.

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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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