December 17, 2011
Lewis and Clay Spark Second-Half Surge for Women's Basketball
WINGATE, NC -- Sophomore Lauren Lewis (Concord, NC/N. Mecklenburg HS) scored all of her 14 points in the second half as Catawba rallied for a 70-56 win over Erskine on Saturday afternoon at the OrthoCarolina Classic held at Wingate’s Cuddy Arena. The Catawba Indians head to the holiday break on a four-game winning streak, improving to 6-4. The Flying Fleet fall to 2-5.
The Lady Indians trailed 36-29 at the break and went down by 11 early in the second half. Catawba was down 48-37 with 15 minutes left when freshman Mallary Clay (Lansing, NC/Ashe Co. HS) started the rally. She canned a jumper, recorded a steal that led to a basket then drained a three-pointer to cut the deficit to 48-44. Lewis took over from there.
The sophomore hit consecutive three-pointers to put Catawba on top then added a jumper and another three-pointer after a basket by Clay to give the Lady Indians a 57-50 lead with just under 10 minutes remaining. Catawba continued to pull away ending the game on a 33-8 run over the final 15 minutes.
Lewis led four double-figure scorers for Catawba with her career-high 14 points, going 4-of-7 from behind the arc. Freshman Chloe Bully (Hannut, BELGIUM/KOL Landen) added a dozen points, while Dana Hicks (York, SC/Gaston Day) posted a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Elizabeth Merritt (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) rounded out the double-digit scorers with 10 points.
Porsha Morgan led all scorers with 22 points for Erskine. Elizabeth Tatum added 13 points and Jana Dixon had 10 points and seven rebounds. The Flying Fleet shot just 36% in the second half and was outrebounded in the contest 38-22. Catawba connected on 52% for the game.
Erskine used a 14-5 run over the final six minutes of the first half to grab its lead. Dixon had consecutive jumpers then Tatum added three points. Morgan provided seven of the final nine points to give the Flying Fleet a 36-29 lead at the break. Morgan had three quick baskets to start the second half to push the margin to 44-33.
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Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESTNUT HILL 16-15
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Softball @ Emmanuel 2-3
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Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 13-9
Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 11-0
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Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Prelims)
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 0-7
Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 0-9
Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 1-8
Lacrosse (W) vs. INDIANA,PA 7-25
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 3-7
Lacrosse (M) @ Coker 14-8
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Finals)
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Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Prelims) 10 a.m.
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Finals) 6 p.m.
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1-10
Track/Field @ UNC Pembroke Braves Classic
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 2)
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 19-10
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Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 10-6
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Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC)
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Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 12-11
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Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.
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