Basketball (W)

Cold Shooting Dooms Women's Basketball in SAC Final


HICKORY, NC -- Catawba shot a miserable 23% for the game and Wingate took advantage hitting nearly half of its own while capturing the Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Tournament Championship 65-41 Sunday night at the Tarlton Complex at CVCC. Wingate is now 22-7 overall as the Lady Indians fall to 19-10.

The lack-luster shooting performance started early for the Lady Indians as they missed their first nine attempts from the field. Meanwhile, the Bulldog hit 4-of-5 to start the game, three of those being from long range, and continued to roll throughout the contest as Catawba could never get going.

Sarah Wollet canned two treys and Simone Rutledge one to give Wingate an 11-4 advantage at the 13:20 mark of the first half. Catawba did not make its initial basket until Taylor May (China Grove, NC/S. Rowan HS) had hit a jumper thirty seconds earlier.

Catawba, which relies heavily on the three-point shot, went 0-for-11 from beyond the arc in the first 20 minutes as Chloe Bully (Hannut, BELGIUM/Namur HS) and Nisha Long (Dallas, NC/Gaston Day HS) were both 0-for-4. The Lady Indians finished the half shooting just 14% with seven turnovers and one assist.

Kurie Washington hit the Bulldog’s fourth three-pointer late in the half as they went into intermission with a 25-15 lead.

Dana Hicks (York, SC/Gaston Day HS) hit a layup at 13:45 in the second half to get the Lady Indians under double-digits at 31-22, but that would be as close as they would come with their shooting struggles ever-present.

Wingate again hit three bombs within a two-minute span to distance itself from the opposition. This time it was Janitsha Williams draining two of them and Wollet the other to push their lead to 42-27 midway through the second half. Williams led Wingate with 16 points while Wollet had 10.

The Bulldogs achieved their biggest lead of 65-39 on a layup by Sarah Burnick with just under a minute remaining. Wingate outscored Catawba 28-14 in the paint while bench points were 34-8 in favor of the Bulldogs.

Bully tallied 14 points for the Lady Indians and Hicks finished with 11 rebounds and 11 points as both were named to the All-Tournament team.

The Lady Indians wait to see if they are going to the post-season as the top eight ranked teams in each region advance to the Division II playoffs.  Catawba was ranked ninth before the SAC tournament began. Wingate receives an automatic bid to the Southeast Regional Tournament next weekend.

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«April 2018»
April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

April 6

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

April 12

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 6 p.m.

April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 1 p.m.

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Wingate 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 4 p.m.

Baseball @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 7 p.m.

April 24

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

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

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

April 26

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 27

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Softball @ SAC Tournament

April 28

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Softball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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