Basketball (W)

Women's Basketball Falls in Overtime at Newberry


NEWBERRY, SC -- Newberry battled back in the final minutes of regulation then grabbed a 78-73 overtime win over visiting Catawba in South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Eleazer Arena.  The Wolves improve to 10-6 overall and 5-3 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fall for the third straight time and drop to 11-7 and 5-3.

In the back-and-forth battle that feature 13 ties and 13 lead changes, Catawba pulled ahead by five with 1:55 left.  Jolysa Connor (Charlotte, NC/Waddell HS) had put the Lady Indians on top at 59-58 with 6:04 remaining then added a pair of free throws at the 3:27 mark.  Kisha Long (Dallas, NC/Gaston Day) added two more from the stripe for the 63-58 edge.

Newberry struck quickly in pulling even.  After a jumper Jessica Bearzatto and a turnover, Helen McKinney’s three-pointer with 1:24 left had the game deadlocked.  Milica Ivanovic (Belgrade, SERBIA/Sports High/Bethel) hit a free throw to put Catawba back on top and added two more with 18 seconds to play for a 66-63 edge.  The Wolves got a second-chance three-point play by Leanne Watson with eight seconds remaining and kept Catawba from getting off a shot in the final seconds to force the extra time.

The teams traded the lead six times in overtime with Newberry going on top for good on a pair of free throws by Leeara Creet with 1:19 left at 74-73.  McKinney added two more with 49 seconds to play and Bearzatto the final two with 10 seconds remaining after several Lady Indian missed three-point tries for the final margin. 

Bearzatto finished with 19 points and six assists for the Wolves.  McKinney had a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds.  Watson chipped in with 14 points, while Creet grabbed 11 rebounds.  Both teams shot just over 34% with Newberry holding a 56-49 edge on the boards.

Ivanovic paced Catawba, equaling her career-high with 28 points.  Dana Hicks (York, SC/Gaston Day) delivered her 15th double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds.  Elizabeth Merritt (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) pulled down 10 boards. 

Catawba started quickly and went up by seven in the opening eight minutes.  Newberry responded with a 14-2 run to take the lead and would eventually lead 41-31 in the final minutes of the first half.  Ivanovic hit back-to-back three-pointers and Anna Dellapenta (Thomasville, NC/E. Davidson HS/Elon) a follow shot at the buzzer to bring the Lady Indians within 41-39 at the break.  Neither team lead by more than five after the half.

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«September 2018»
September 1

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st

Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3

Football @ West Georgia 3-34

Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0

Soccer (M) @ Erskine 0-1

September 3

Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0

September 5

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2

September 7

Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3

Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0

September 8

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3

Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7

Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0

September 9

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1

September 10

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC) 

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC) 

September 11

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen CC) 2nd of 9

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 2 (Camden CC) 13th of 14

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3

September 12

Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1

Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3

September 15

Cross Country @ Winthrop Invitational, ccd. 9 a.m.

Swimming @ SAA Open Water, ccd. 4 p.m.

Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd. 

Volleyball @ Queens 3-2

September 19

Soccer (W) @ Queens 1-0

Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-8

September 21

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 7-0

Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 7-0

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

September 22

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 1 (Old South GC) 

Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Football @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3:30 p.m.

September 23

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 2 (Old South GC)

September 24

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.

September 26

Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.

September 27

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

September 28

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.

September 29

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

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

Cross Country @ USC Upstate Invitational 9 a.m.

Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1:30 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.

September 30

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

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

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