February 24, 2010
Women's Basketball Knocks Off #20 Carson-Newman on Senior Night
SALISBURY, SC – Senior Brooke Whitley (New London, NC/N. Stanly HS) scored 17 points to help Catawba knock off nationally-ranked Carson-Newman for the second time this season 66-64 in South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball action on Wednesday night at Goodman Gym. The Catawba Indians improve to 15-11 overall and 8-7 in the SAC, while the 20th-ranked Lady Eagles fall to 21-5 and 10-5.
Carson-Newman rallied from seven down in the final two minutes, but after Mandy Mendenhall (Kingston Springs, TN) tied the game with 18 seconds left, Catawba pushed the ball up the court and got a layup from Maggie Sullivan (Fort Mill, SC/Charlotte Christian HS) with seven seconds remaining. Mendenhall missed a 10-footer from the baseline as time expired in an attempt to send the game to overtime.
Catawba never trailed and got out to an 11-2 lead. Whitley, playing in her final home game as the team’s lone senior, stroked in a trio of three-pointers in the first half, helping the Lady Indians go 6-of-11 from behind the arc in the opening frame. Catawba led 33-27 at the break.
A three-point play by Dana Hicks (York, SC/Gaston Day) and a layup by Nisha Long (Dallas, NC/Gaston Day) gave Catawba a 62-51 lead with 5:19 to go, but Carson-Newman began to chip away from there. Six straight points, capped by a pair of free throws by Ashley Kyle (Jefferson City, TN), brought the Lady Eagles within 62-57 with 3:55 to go.
Whitley got a layup for Catawba with 3:30 remaining, but the Lady Indians had three turnovers down the stretch to give Carson-Newman a chance. Kyle hit a free throw with 53 seconds to go to cut the margin to 64-60 then after a turnover Kyle hit a jumper with 30 seconds left to trim the deficit to 64-62. Carson-Newman would force a five-second call with 22 seconds to play to set up Mendenhall’s tying basket and the final sequence.
Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8
Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11
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
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.
Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6
Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61
Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77
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
Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5
Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24
Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55
Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)
Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)
Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7
Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60
Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)
Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4
Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2
Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2
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
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
Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC)
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC)
Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.
Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.
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.
Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.
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.
Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.
Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.
Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.
Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.
Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.
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