January 19, 2011
Late Rally Comes Up Short for Women's Basketball
HICKORY, NC -- Lenoir-Rhyne built a 17-point lead then held off a late charge by visiting Catawba to claim a 60-55 win in South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball action on Wednesday night at Shuford Gym. Cameron Sealey scored 17 points to pace the Bears, who improve to 7-8 overall and 4-3 in the SAC. The Catawba Indians fall to 11-6 and 5-2.
Sealey also dished out seven assists for Lenoir-Rhyne. Precious Elkins added a dozen points, while Whitney Brinkley and Caroline Laughter pulled down eight and seven reb ounds, respectively. The Bears survived a 6-of-14 performance at the line.
Dana Hicks (York, SC/Gaston Day) led Catawba with her 14th double-double of the season. The junior, who leads the league in rebounding, totaled 15 points and 17 rebounds. She struggled from the field, making only 6-of-20 shots. Milica Ivanovic (Belgrade, SERBIA/Sports High/Bethel) added 13 points.
The Lady Indians struggled over the last 10 minutes of the first half in falling behind 34-22 at the break. Catawba shot just 28% and managed just one field goal over the final 10:50 of the half. Ivanovic had brought Catawba within 20-17 before the Bears ran off nine straigth points to take control.
Lenoir-Rhyne kept a double-digit lead most of the second half and led by as many as 17 at 50-33 with 8:50 to play. The Bears looked to have the game wrapped up when Sealey sank the last of her three triples for a 54-40 edge with 5:13 remaining.
Catawba came alive in the final five minutes scoring 10 straight to cut the margin to 54-50 with 3:24 to go. The Bears got two key offensive rebounds on a possession just inside two minutes and Alexis Katt converted for a 58-52 edge with 56 seconds left. Ivanovic cut the lead in half on a three-pointer and the Lady Indians got a turnover on the ensuing inbounds pass, but returned the favor seconds later. Elkins and Laughter each hit a free throw in the last 13 seconds for the final margin.
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17
Volleyball @ Coker 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1
Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1
Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2
Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1)
Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7
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
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
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
Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4
Football vs. WINGATE 24-27
Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2
Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
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 (W) vs. Newberry 4-5
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8
Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1
Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0
Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7
Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164
Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3
Cross Country @ SAC Championships 9 a.m.
Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.
Swimming @ Wingate 2 p.m.
Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.
Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.
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.
Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)
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