Basketball (W)

Women's Basketball Cruises to 101-74 Win at Livingstone

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba scored the first eight points and rolled to a 101-74 victory over host Livingstone in women’s basketball action on Wednesday night at Trent Gym.  All five starters reached double figures for the Catawba Indians, who improve to 2-1.  The Blue Bears fall to 2-3.

Sophomore Dana Hicks (York, SC/Gaston Day) led Catawba with 19 points and 12 rebounds, posting her second straight double-double.  Nisha Long (Dallas, NC/Gaston Day) had 16 points and six assists, while Milica Ivanovic (Belgrade, SERBIA/Sports High/Bethel)  registered 15 points, five rebounds and five assists.  Rounding out the double figure scores was Kisha Long (Dallas, NC/Gaston Day) with a dozen and freshman Elizabeth Merritt (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) with 11 points and eight rebounds.

Kayler McBride led Livingstone with 18 points.  Montiya Harrison added 13 points.  The Blue Bears shot just 35% for the contest, while the Lady Indians hit on 55% of their opportunities.  Catawba also held a 44-37 edge on the boards. 

Ivanovic hit a three-pointer 30 seconds into the game for Catawba and the Lady Indians never trailed.  The Blue Bears cut the 8-0 deficit to 10-6, but another eight point surge gave Catawba a18-6 lead five minutes into the contest.  A three-pointer by Nisha Long with 12:41 left gave the Lady Indians a 22-10 edge and Livingstone never closed within single digits.

A pair of Long free throws gave Catawba its largest lead of the half at 31-10 with 9:44 remaining.  The Blue Bears got as close as 14 before the Lady Indians claimed a 53-24 advantage at the break.  A three-pointer by Long with 13:51 left pushed the Catawba edge to 67-44, but McBride had a three-point play and a three-pointer in an 8-0 run that cut the Lady Indian lead to 67-52.

Catawba answered the run with five straight points by Merritt on two free throws and a three-point play.  Ivanovic sank a three-pointer at the 9:32 mark for a 79-58 lead and the Lady Indians pushed its lead to 30 in the closing minute on a three-pointer by Johnna Foster (Huntersville, NC/Southlake Christian Academy).

Hicks did not miss a shot from the floor, converting all nine of her field goal attempts.  The Lady Indians connected on 10 three-pointers for the second time this season after not accomplishing that feat since the 2002-03 season.  Catawba also reached the century mark for the first time since scoring 103 on Feb. 14, 2004 against Mars Hill.

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«October 2017»
October 1

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

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

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) 

October 3

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

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

October 5

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

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

October 9

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

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

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

October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

October 16

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

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

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

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

October 20

Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.

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.

October 24

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

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

October 25

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

October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

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.

October 31

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

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

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Soccer (M) Team Photo