January 9, 2010
Frigid Shooting Costly for Women's Basketball in Loss at Tusculum
Merritt hit on all eight of her free throw attempts
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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