Basketball (W)

Newberry Uses Late Run to Send Women's Basketball to Third Straight Defeat

NEWBERRY, SC -- Newberry used a late 7-0 run in the final three minutes to grab a 63-57 win over visiting Catawba in South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball action on Wednesday night at Eleazer Arena.  Newberry maintains a share of the league lead as they improve to 16-6 overall and 9-3 in the SAC.  The Catawba Indians drop their third straight in falling to 13-9 and 6-5.

Catawba, playing without leading scorer and rebounder Dana Hicks (York, SC/Gaston Day), got nice efforts from a pair of freshman post players in Elizabeth Merritt (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) and Taylor May (China Grove, NC/S. Rowan HS).  Merritt would deliver eight points and 10 rebounds, while May had five points and five rebounds.  Nisha Long (Dallas, NC/Gaston Day) led the Lady Indians with 15 points with Brooke Whitley (New London, NC/N. Stanly HS) following with 10.  Hicks was nursing a heel injury which has limited her over the previous two games.

The Lady Indians battled back from a 39-31 deficit with 15 minutes left and took a lead at 43-41 on a layup by Long with 12:01 remaining.  Milica Ivanovic (Belgrade, SERBIA/Sports High/Bethel) pulled Catawba even at 46-all with 7:59 to go, but Newberry scored six straight to go on top 52-46 with 6:16 left.

Long scored four straight points as Catawba drew within 52-50 with 2:58 remaining.  Amy Browne started the seven-point spurt for Newberry with a pair of free throws at the 2:37 mark.  Browne added a jumper with 1:25 to go and Anita Bulcher a three-point play with 39 seconds left for a 59-50 edge.  Whitley scored four points to cut the deficit to 59-54 with 19 seconds remaining, but it was not enough.

Bucher led Newberry, posting a double-double with 15 points and 15 rebounds while blocking five shots.  LeAnne Watson also had a double-double, scoring 12 points and grabbing 12 boards.  Brown joined Bulcher with 15 points and Helen McKinney tossed in 10.

Both teams shot 33%, but Catawba fell off to just 28% in the second half.  The Lady Indians did a nice job on the boards, holding a 47-44 edge over the SAC’s top rebounding squad. 

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October 1

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

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

2
October 2

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

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

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

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October 3

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

4
October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

5
October 5

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

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October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

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October 7

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

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October 9

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

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October 10

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17

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October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

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October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

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October 16

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

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October 17

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

18
October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

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October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

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October 20

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

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October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

Swimming Men @ Wingate 65-177

Swimming Women at Wingate 56-187

Football @ Tusculum 40-13

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 1-2

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October 24

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

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October 25

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

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October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

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October 28

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.

Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.

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October 31

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

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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