January 8, 2011
More Late Heroics Keep Women's Basketball Undefeated In The SAC
ANDERSON, SC -- Milica Ivanovic (Belgrade, SERBIA/Sports High/Bethel) drilled six three-pointers and Catawba once again rallied late to pull out a 71-67 victory over host Anderson in South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Abney Athletic Center. The Catawba Indians stay atop the league standings with their sixth straight win, improving to 10-4 overall and 4-0 in the SAC. The Trojans fall to 6-6 and 2-2.
Catawba trailed by 10 points with just over six minutes remaining, but battled back as the ladies have in each of their league wins. Ivanovic started the rally with a layup and three-pointer to cut the deficit to 63-58 with 5:31 to go.
Anderson still led by five with two minutes left before Ivanovic added two more three-pointers, converting a four-point play on the final basket with 1:30 left to put the Lady Indians up 69-67. The Trojans turned the ball over on their next two possessions with Kisha Long (Dallas, NC/Gaston Day) stealing away the final chance with three seconds remaining. Dana Hicks (York, SC/Gaston Day) salted the game away with a pair of free throws with a tick on the clock.
Ivanovic scored a season-high 26 points to pace Catawba. She went 6-of-14 from behind the arc. Hicks was near her averages as she collected another double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Elizabeth Merritt (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) added 11 points and eight boards.
Anderson placed five players in double figures with Alissa Diaz and Alexa Neal leading the way with 11 each. Amanda Parris, Breonda Shannon and Maci Siniard all scored 10 points. The Trojans shot 61% in the second half, but suffered 11 of their 17 turnovers after the break.
The Trojans led early, hitting a three-pointer to open the game and building the margin to as many as nine at 15-6. Catawba stayed within single digits and grabbed its first lead inside the final minute of the half on an Ivanovic free throw at 34-33. Anderson regained the lead on free throws by Neal in the final seconds.
Hicks gave Catawba a 41-40 edge early in the second, but the Trojans scored nine straight to take control, which was capped by a three-pointer by Diaz with 14 minutes to play. Diaz added two straight from behind the arc to give Anderson its double-digit edge at 63-53 with 6:44 remaining. Catawba held the Trojans to four points the rest of the way.
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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) 4th of 9
Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4
Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10
Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3
Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59
Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92
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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