Basketball (W)

Balanced Attack Leads Women's Basketball Past Anderson

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba hit on 9-of-10 at the free throw line in the final two minutes and posted a 74-65 win over visiting Anderson in South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym.  The Catawba Indians improve to 14-10 overall and 8-6 in the SAC, while the Trojans fall to 9-13 and 5-9.

Milica Ivanovic (Belgrade, SERBIA/Sports High/Bethel) and Jolysa Connor (Charlotte, NC/Waddell HS) each scored 14 points to lead a balanced attack for the Lady Indians, who placed all five starters in double figures.  Dana Hicks (York, SC/Gaston Day) posted a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds, while Kisha Long (Dallas, NC/Gaston Day) and Elizabeth Merritt (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) added 12 and 11 points, respectively.

Ashley Abed (Oakton, VA) led Anderson with 18 points, hitting on four three-pointers.  Alissa Diaz (Coral Springs, FL) tossed in a dozen points, while Alexa Neal (Greensboro, GA) had 10.  Breonda Shannon (Columbia, SC) just missed a double-double with nine points and 12 rebounds.

Catawba led early, but the Trojans fought back to lead 38-36 at the break.  Anderson took its largest lead at 50-44 after a basket by Neal.  The Lady Indians reeled off six straight to even the contest at 50-all.  Ivanovic converted a three-point play with 9:21 to go the put Catawba on top for good at 58-55.

The Lady Indians stretched the lead to 65-58 with 3:47 remaining on free throws by Ivanovic, Hicks and Merritt and a layup by Connor.  Diaz pulled Anderson within 68-63 on free throws with 45 second to go, but the Lady Indians made all six from the stripe to keep the Trojans at a distance. 

Both teams hit exactly 24-of-56 shots.  Anderson hit one more three-pointer (8) than Catawba, but the Lady Indians had 19 points at the line to just nine for the visitors.  Catawba committed only seven turnovers, including just two in the second half which did not come until the final three minutes.


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«October 2017»
October 1

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

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

October 2

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

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

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

October 3

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

October 5

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

October 7

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

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

October 9

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

October 10

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

October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

October 16

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

October 17

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 (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

October 20

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

Swimming Men @ Wingate 65-177

Swimming Women at Wingate 56-187

Football @ Tusculum 40-13

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 1-2

October 24

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

October 25

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

October 28

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.

October 31

Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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