Basketball (W)

Women's Basketball Holds on Late in Defeat of Anderson


SALISBURY, NC -- A stellar night from three-point land keyed a 70-67 South Atlantic Conference victory for Catawba over the Anderson Trojans at Goodman Gym on Saturday afternoon. With their sixth consecutive win, the Lady Indians up their record to 8-4 overall and 3-1 in the SAC. The Trojans fall to 5-7 and 2-2.

Nisha Long (Dallas, NC/Gaston Day HS) and Mallary Clay (Lansing, NC/Ashe County HS) each sunk a pair of free throws in the last minute to protect the lead and eventually the game. Going 5-for-5 from behind the arc in the second half helped the Lady Indian’s cause as well.

Behind three with five seconds remaining Anderson guard Alissa Diaz drove down court looking for the tying three-point shot, but dribbled the ball off her foot and out of bounds locking up the win for Catawba.

After Clay knocked down a triple at the 5:54 mark to make it 60-49, Anderson went on a 10-4 run with the help of full-court pressure to get back into the game. The Trojans converted three Catawba turnovers into made layups or short jumpers.

Sierra Simpson with eight points, nine rebounds and five steals led the Anderson charge with a steal and layup off an Elizabeth Merritt (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) inbounds pass with just over five minutes remaining.

Chloe Bully (Hannut, BELGIUM/Namur HS)  made a layup and a jumper while Dana Hicks (York, SC/Gaston Day HS) had a layup of her own during Anderson’s run to keep Catawba out front.

The Trojan’s Amanda Parris canned a trey with :15 left to trim the deficit to one at 68-67, but that would be as close as Anderson would get as the Lady Indians got it done from the charity stripe.    

Catawba led the majority of the first half and 32-29 at the break, as Bully (15 points, five assists) and Long (17 points, seven assists) went a combined 5-8 from three-point range. A jumper by Hicks (16 points, nine rebounds) at 13:49 gave the Lady Indians their largest lead of the half at 17-11.

The Lady Indians shot 73% from long range for the game compared to just 25% for the Trojans. Catawba held the rebounding edge 37-32, while Anderson outscored its opponent 20-10 in the paint.

Catawba hits the road on Wednesday, January 11 for a SAC game versus the Brevard Tornados at 6 pm.

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«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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