February 20, 2010
Women's Basketball Misses Buzzer-Beater in Upset Bid vs. #24 Lenoir-Rhyne
Kisha Long scored a career-high 26 points in the loss
SALISBURY, SC – Twenty-fourth-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne escaped with a 60-58 win over host Catawba in South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym. The league-leading Bears watched a last-second three-point attempt by Nisha Long (Dallas, NC/Gaston Day) bounce off the back of the rim. Lenoir-Rhyne improves to 18-6 overall and 11-3 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 14-11 and 7-7.
Brittany Mitch (McLean, VA) missed a free throw with 11 seconds remaining and Catawba got a timeout in the backcourt with six seconds left. Nisha Long took the inbounds pass and got to the top of the key before shooting her rushed three-pointer at the buzzer.
Catawba had trailed from the outset and by as many as a dozen points in the first half. Kisha Long (Dallas, NC/Gaston Day), who had a career-high 26 points, tied the game at 49-all on a three-pointer with six minutes left. Down 55-51, Kisha Long hit a three-pointer with 2:51 to go and two free throws with 2:17 remaining to give the Lady Indians their first lead at 56-55.
A steal and layup by Amber Holt (Charlotte, NC) put the Bears back on top with 1:45 left and Mitch canned a three-pointer with a minute to play for a 60-56 edge. Two free throws by Renee Welfare (Greenville, SC/Mann HS) with 15 seconds left set up the final seconds.
Mitch led the Bears with 16 points, while Jami Safrit (Hickory, NC) had 12 points and five rebounds. Holt added 10 points.
Kisha Long hit on 10-of-18 from the field, including four three-pointers, to notch her career-best performance. Dana Hicks (York, SC/Gaston Day) had eight points and a game-high 11 rebounds.
Catawba shot just 33% in the second half, but went 12-of-14 at the line and grabbed seven offense rebounds in the final 20 minutes. The Bears shot 42% for the game and 46% in the second half. Lenoir-Rhyne held a 36-33 edge on the boards.
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