Basketball (W)

Women's Basketball Holds Off Late Wingate Charge; Gets 26 Points From Ivanovic


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba held off a late rally from visiting Wingate and posted a 64-59 win in South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball action on Wednesday night at Goodman Gym.  The Catawba Indians got 26 points from Milica Ivanovic (Belgrade, SERBIA/Sports High/Bethel) in improving to 8-5 overall and 1-1 in the SAC.  The Bulldogs fall to 7-5 and 1-2.

Wingate’s Kurie Washington (Marion, NC) tossed in 25 for the Bulldogs, joining Ivanovic as the game’s only double-digit scorers.  Catawba’s Dana Hicks (York, SC/Gaston Day) grabbed 14 rebounds for Catawba, while Stacie Rhodes (Knightdale, NC) pulled down 11 for the Bulldogs and also blocked seven shots.  Erica Crumlin (Irmo, SC) added six blocked shots for Wingate, who swatted a season-high 14 Catawba attempts.

Catawba held a 58-48 lead with 2:11 remaining following a three-pointer by Ivanovic, but Wingate staged a rally that gave them several chances to tie the contest in the waning moments.  Washington scored five straight to cut the deficit to 58-53 with 1:18 to go.  Nisha Long (Dallas, NC/Gaston Day) had two free throws with 54 seconds left for a 60-53 edge.

Wingate got a put-back from Rhodes and a jumper by Washington after a Catawba turnover to pull the Bulldogs within 60-57 with 30 seconds left.  Washington failed to complete a three-point play, but another Catawba turnover returned the ball to Wingate.  The Bulldogs missed a three-pointer and a follow shot and Ivanovic hit two free throws with 18 seconds left for a 62-57 edge.

Sarah Wollett (Raleigh, NC) connected on a jumper with 12 seconds left to reduce the margin again to three and another Catawba turnover gave Wingate one last chance.  The Bulldogs would miss one shot then suffer a turnover of their own after a rebound and Kisha Long (Dallas, NC/Gaston Day) finally salted the game away for Catawba.

The Lady Indians seized control of the game midway through the second half as they turned a 39-33 deficit into a 47-40 lead with 8:21 remaining.  Brooke Whitley (New London, NC/N. Stanly HS) started things with a three-pointer, while Ivanovic added seven points in the 14-1 run.   

Catawba pushed the advantage to 55-44 on two free throws by Maggie Sullivan (Fort Mill, SC/Charlotte Christian HS) with 3:58 to play.  The 11-point bulge was the Tribe’s biggest lead of the evening.  Washington answered with a field goal on the next trip down the floor, ending an 11-minute field goal drought for the visitors.

Catawba hit only 30 percent from the field (18-of-60), hitting just nine-of-30 attempts in each half.  The Lady Indians did well from long range, making six-of-11 trifectas (54.5 percent) and also converted 22-of-26 (84.6%) at the line.  Wingate fell off from 42% shooting in the first half to only 34% in the second half. Nisha Long had eight points, seven assists, five rebounds and three steals for Catawba.


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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 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

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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.

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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)

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

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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