Basketball (W)

Women's Basketball Surprises Wingate as Win Streak Hits Five


WINGATE, NC -- Catawba College picked up an important South Atlantic Conference road win 66-59 over the Wingate Bulldogs at Cuddy Arena. With the win the Lady Indians improve to 7-4 overall and 2-1 in the SAC, while the Bulldogs drop to 7-4 and 1-2.

Maggie Sullivan (Fort Mill, SC/Charlotte Christian HS) stroked a jumper with 2:42 remaining, while the Lady Indians hit five-of-eight from the charity stripe to hold off the Bulldogs. Cold-shooting from the field did Wingate in as it made 33% of its total shots and just three three-pointers for the entire game.

After being up by as many as 10 early in the second half, the Lady Indians had to weather the Bulldog storm they knew was coming. Kelli Bonner and Sarah Wollett both canned long-range shots to dwindle the Catawba lead, and then Sarah Burnick made a jumper that put Wingate ahead 47-46 at the 9:36 mark.

Catawba’s Sullivan and Nisha Long (Dallas, NC/Gaston Day HS) would come up big making two baskets apiece down the stretch as the Bulldogs went nearly four minutes without scoring and made just four more baskets to close out the game.

Sullivan did all of her damage in the second half going 4-for-4 from the field with eight points while pulling down three rebounds and one steal. Long led the team in scoring with 22 points while dishing out three assists.

The Lady Indians jumped out to a big lead on the Bulldogs in the first half thanks to Chloe Bully’s (Hannut, BELGIUM/Namur HS) hot shooting. She hit her third three of the half on an assist from Mallary Clay (Lansing, NC/Ashe County HS) at the 7:40 mark to put Catawba up 20-10.

Wingate struggled from behind the arc in the opening 20 minutes going 0-for-6, allowing Catawba to go on a mini-run of 8-2 and surge ahead 26-13 with just over two minutes to go. Before Brooklyn Boston hit a jumper at the 1:44 mark, Wingate had gone over eight minutes without a field goal.

Long closed the half with a short jumper and two free throws to make the halftime score 28-20. 

Dana Hicks (York, SC/Gaston Day HS) had her typical double-double performance with 15 points and 17 boards. Bully finished with 19 points, going four-for-six from three-point range.

Catawba plays again Saturday afternoon at home against the Anderson Trojans at 2 pm.

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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 0-3

Football @ Mars Hill 33-39

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-2

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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