February 15, 2012
Lenoir-Rhyne Uses Big Second Half to Get by Women's Basketball
HICKORY, NC -- Lenoir-Rhyne exploded for 53 second-half points and never looked back in route to an 81-69 South Atlantic Conference victory against rival Catawba College Wednesday night at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium. With the win the Bears move to 18-6 overall and 10-5 in the SAC. The Lady Indians now stand at 16-7 and 11-4.
The Bears rode the back of Cameron Sealey, 20 points and eight rebounds, along with Jazmine Charles, 17 points and four rebounds, to the come-from-behind victory that saw L-R climb to within one game of Catawba in the SAC standings.
The Lady Indians had a 45-35 lead at the 16:19 mark of the second half, but it wouldn’t last behind the shooting of Sealey and Charles. In the span of 2:25, Sealey hit two layups, a three-pointer and a couple of free throws to help push the Bears ahead 46-45, their first lead of the night.
Chloe Bully (Hannut, BELGIUM/Namur HS), which led Catawba with 21 points, hit a layup with 12:33 remaining to put the Lady Indians back on top at 52-51, but it would for the last time as L-R stayed hot from the field and Catawba did not.
Charles would lead the charge as the Bears pulled away with a 10-0 run midway through the half. The guard made a layup and a three-pointer during the run and her free throw at the 10:00 mark made it 61-52.
Bully nailed a three with 5:59 to go to get Catawba within 65-64, but the Lady Indians would not make another field goal until the 1:44 mark and L-R comfortably ahead 78-67.
Catawba had a strong first half on the strength of Dana Hicks’ (York, SC/Gaston Day HS) 12 points and nine rebounds in which she had four layups against the taller Bears. The Lady Indians shot 47% during the half and held L-R to 35%, including 1-for-9 from behind the arc.
After the Bears had cut the Catawba lead to just one at 19-18, the Lady Indians went on a 15-4 spurt and had their largest lead of 12 with 2:32 left on a Nisha Long (Dallas, NC/Gaston Day HS) free throw. Catawba kept its advantage at double-digits for halftime at 39-28 on a last-second jumper by Long.
Long would finish with 20 points and four rebounds while Hicks had 14 and 11. Jolysa Connor (Charlotte, NC/E.E. Waddell HS) led the team in assists with six.
Tusculum comes to town for a SAC showdown with the Lady Indian on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m.
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2-3
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 1-4
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-5
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 4-1
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-5
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA TECH 15-7
Softball @ Limestone 8-1
Softball @ Limestone 1-2
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Lacrosse (W) vs. FELICIAN 24-1
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 11
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 2nd of 17
Baseball @ Tampa 5-9
Softball vs. KING 3-17
Softball vs. KING 2-0
Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESTNUT HILL 16-15
Baseball @ Tampa 8-12
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-6
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-3
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-4
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 9-3
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-2
Tennis (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-8
Tennis (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2-7
Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 13-9
Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 11-0
Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 25-8
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 1 (Monroe CC)
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 2 (Monroe CC) 5th of 12
Baseball vs. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 6-8
Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 16-6
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)
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 1)
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 1 p.m.
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 4 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 1 p.m.
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Tusculum 1 p.m.
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.
Golf (M) @ NGU Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC)
Golf (W) @ Wingate Inv - Day 1 (Rolling Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ NGU Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC)
Golf (W) @ Wingate Inv - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC)
Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 2 p.m.
Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 4 p.m.
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 4 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 7 p.m.
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1)
Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) @ Lincoln Memorial noon
Baseball @ Mars Hill noon
Softball vs MARS HILL 1 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.
Softball vs MARS HILL 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 1 (River Landing GC)
Lacrosse (W) @ Coker 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 2 (River Landing GC)
Tennis (M) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 1)
Softball @ Tusculum 1 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 2 p.m.
Softball @ Tusculum 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 5 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL noon
Baseball @ Anderson 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 3 p.m.
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