Basketball (W)

Women's Basketball Falters After Hot Start Against Lander


SALISBURY, NC -- Lander rallied from a 14-point first half deficit to score a 77-68 win over host Catawba in women’s basketball action on Friday night at the Comfort Suites Classic.  The Lady Bearcats improve to 2-0, while the Catawba Indians fall to 2-2.

Four players reached double figures for Lander, led by Shannon McKever (Florence, SC) with 14 points and six rebounds.  Tasheba Butler (Florence, SC) came off the bench to add 13 points and seven rebounds, while Ciara Lyons (Augusta, GA) had 13 points and six boards.  Mukia Myrick (Columbus, GA) collected 12 points and four assists.

Catawba was led by Dana Hicks (York, SC/Gaston Day), who posted her third straight double-double, scoring 14 points and grabbing a dozen rebounds.  Brooke Whitley (New London, NC/N. Stanly HS) tossed in a game-high 17 points, canning five three-pointers.  Nisha Long (Dallas, NC/Gaston Day) added 15 points and Milica Ivanovic (Belgrade, SERBIA/Sports High/Bethel) tallied 10 points with six rebounds.

The Lady Indians started hot and went up 34-20 at the 6:18 mark of the opening half on a three-point play by Elizabeth Merritt (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS).  Catawba would go cold from there, missing all five of its field goal attempts the rest of the half and committing five turnovers.

Catawba stayed in front by hitting six free throws in the final minutes of the half and led 40-30 at the break.  The Lady Indians’ cold streak continued into the second half as Lander rallied to take the lead at 44-43 on a basket by McKever with 12:44 remaining.  Catawba hit just one of its first 11 shots of the second half and had five turnovers.

The  Lady Indians retook a brief lead and pulled even at 51-all on a jumper by Ivanovic with 10:04 remaining, but Lander scored nine straight points to take control with six minutes to play.  The Lady Bearcats salted the win away, converting 7-of-10 at the line in the final four minutes.

Lander shot nearly 48% for the game, while Catawba hit on only 36%.  Lander reduced a 27-14 rebounding deficit in the first half to just 43-40 at the end of the contest.  Catawba also enjoyed a big advantage at the line in the first half (16-of-22), but was only 2-of-5 after the break.  Lander cashed in on 14-of-21 at the stripe in the second half after being 5-for-9 in the opening 20 minutes.

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Today's Events

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«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 6-3

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 0-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 27-12

Baseball vs. COKER 26-1

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 5-16

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2) 

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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