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.
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