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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«October 2017»
October 1

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

October 2

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

October 3

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

October 5

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

October 7

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

October 9

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

October 10

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17

October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

October 16

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

October 17

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 7:30 p.m.

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.

October 20

Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.

October 21

Swimming @ Wingate

Cross Country @ SAC Championships

Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.

Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.

October 24

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

October 25

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

October 28

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.

Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.

October 31

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

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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Soccer (M) Team Photo