Basketball (W)

Women's Basketball Sinks 30-of-34 at the Line to Take Down Saint Paul's


SALISBURY, NC -- Sophomore Dana Hicks (York, SC/Gaston Day) scored 22 points to help Catawba to an 85-71 win over visiting Saint Paul’s in women’s basketball action on Wednesday night at Goodman Gym.  The Catawba Indians win back-to-back games for the first time this season and improve to 5-3.  The Lady Tigers fall to 2-6.

Catawba placed three players in double figures as Milica Ivanovic (Belgrade, SERBIA/Sports High/Bethel) followed Hicks with 19 points and Nisha Long (Dallas, NC/Gaston Day) added 14 points, five assists and four steals.  Hicks pulled down a team-leading seven rebounds, while Ivanovic added five rebounds and four blocked shots.

Juantale Cook (Upper Marlboro, MD) led Saint Paul’s scoring 23 points, including five three-pointers, and dishing out five assists.  She had 21 points in the second half.  Allukeshia Guy (Plainsfield, NJ) scored 15 points and DeAudra Brown (Rocky Mount, NC) tallied 12 points off the bench.  Tiffany Merritt (Brunswick, GA) pulled down a game-high nine rebounds.

Catawba held as much as a 23-point lead early in the second half, but had to withstand several Saint Paul’s rallies.  A 9-0 run pulled the Lady Tigers within 48-34 at the 14:54 mark, but Long had two free throws and a jumper to push the Catawba edge to 57-37 with 12:22 remaining.  Cook canned consecutive three-pointers to cut the Lady Tiger deficit to 63-48 with 9:04 to go then Jolysa Connor (Charlotte, NC/Waddell HS) hit a pair of free throws and had a steal and layup to give Catawba a 70-51 lead with 7:22 left.

Saint Paul’s made one last run, trimming the margin to 76-66 with 1:42 remaining after consecutive baskets by Guy, but Hicks iced the issue as she converted a three-point play with 1:25 left for a 79-66 advantage.  Catawba wrapped things up by converting four free throws in the final 34 seconds and finished the night 30-of-34 (88%) at the line.

Hicks put the Lady Indians up for good at 14-12 on a layup with 13:53 left in the opening half and Catawba pulled away after a sluggish start.  Catawba hit just five of its first 20 shots, but outscored the Lady Tigers 25-9 over the final eight and a half minutes of the first half to lead 44-23 at the break.

Catawba shot 33% (10-of-30) in the first half, but had a huge edge at the line, converting 21-of-25 chances.  Saint Paul’s was just 8-for-30 (27%) in the opening half and committed 14 turnovers to seven for the Lady Indians.  Ivanovic had 16 of her 19 points in the opening frame for Catawba.


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April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

April 6

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

April 12

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 2-8

April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 0-5

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2

Baseball @ Wingate 9-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 13-11

Baseball @ Wingate 7-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 14-10

April 24

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 12-21

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 18-10

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 5 p.m.

April 27

Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

Softball vs. Coker (SAC Tournament) 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. Queens (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 7 p.m.

April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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