Basketball (W)

Frigid Shooting Costly for Women's Basketball in Loss at Tusculum

Merritt hit on all eight of her free throw attempts

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GREENEVILLE, TN -- Catawba’s shooting was as cold as the weather outside in a 71-55 loss to host Tusculum in South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Arena.  The Catawba Indians shot a sub-freezing 25.7% and fell to 8-6 overall and 1-2 in the SAC.  The Pioneers improved to 8-5 and 2-2.

Dana Hicks (York, SC/Gaston Day) had the hot hand for the Lady Indians as she hit on 3-of-7 shots, scoring 10 points and adding 11 rebounds for a double-double.  Milica Ivanovic (Belgrade, SERBIA/Sports High/Bethel) tallied 11 points to lead Catawba, but was just 4-of-18 shooting and missed all 11 of her three-point attempts.  Freshman Elizabeth Merritt (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) reached 10 points and was a perfect 8-for-8 at the line.

Tusculum jumped out 6-0 and trailed just briefly at 9-8 with just under 12 minutes left in the first half.  A 9-0 run put the Pioneers up 21-11 after consecutive baskets by Jasmine Gunn at the 6:35 mark.  Tusculum closed the half on a 9-2 surge that gave the hosts a 34-20 lead at the break.

The Pioneers raced out to a 45-23 lead early in the second half and eventually went up by as many as 25 points.  Catawba reduced a 23-point deficit in the final four minutes to a dozen at the two-minute mark, but could not overcome its frigid shooting.  Catawba hit only 18-of-70 shots and was 3-of-26 from behind the arc.  Tusculum hit on 46% for the game.

The Pioneers placed four players in double figures, led by Gunn with 19 points.  Catherine Hintz added a double-double, scoring 17 points and was a monster on the boards with 20 rebounds.  Jasmine Parker tallied 15 points and Staci Hicks posted a dozen.

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«September 2018»
1
September 1

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st

Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3

Football @ West Georgia 3-34

Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0

Soccer (M) @ Erskine 0-1

23
September 3

Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0

45
September 5

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2

67
September 7

Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3

Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0

8
September 8

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3

Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7

Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0

9
September 9

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1

10
September 10

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC) 

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC) 

11
September 11

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen CC) 2nd of 9

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 2 (Camden CC) 13th of 14

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3

12
September 12

Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1

Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3

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September 15

Cross Country @ Winthrop Invitational, ccd. 9 a.m.

Swimming @ SAA Open Water, ccd. 4 p.m.

Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.

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September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd. 

Volleyball @ Queens 3-2

19
September 19

Soccer (W) @ Queens 1-0

Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-8

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September 21

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 7-0

Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 7-0

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

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September 22

Golf (W) @ Battle of Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3

Football @ Mars Hill 33-39

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-2

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September 23

Golf (W) @ Battle of Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 8th of 17

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September 24

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

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September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.

26
September 26

Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.

27
September 27

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

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September 28

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.

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September 29

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

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

Cross Country @ USC Upstate Invitational 9 a.m.

Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1:30 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.

30
September 30

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)

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