November 24, 2012
Women's Basketball Notches Third Straight Win Behind McPhail's Double-Double
SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba got another double-double from Antoinette McPhail (Timmonsville, SC/Darlington HS/Paine) and held visiting Barton scoreless over the final six and half minutes to post a 59-53 victory in women’s basketball action at the Comfort Suites Classic on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym. The Catawba Indians improve to 3-2 with their third straight win, while the Bulldogs fall to 1-2.
McPhail scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting and added a dozen rebounds to pace the Lady Indians. Chloe Bully (Hannut, BELGIUM/KOL Landen) also tossed in 16 points and handed out six assists. Elizabeth Merritt (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) also reached double figures, scoring 11 points and pulling down eight boards.
Nyesha Willie (Virginia Beach, VA) led all scorers with 21 points for Barton. She had 14 points in the opening half, canning four three-pointers. Willie hit on her first five attempts from behind the arc, finishing 5-of-6. Shante Neal (Spring Hope, NC), Jolanda Mitchell (Raleigh, NC) and Janae Jackson (Fort Belvoir, VA) all chipped in with six points.
Catawba led much of the tight first half, leading by six on several occasions before settling for a 36-32 lead at the break. The Bulldogs tied the game several times in the second half before finally retaking the lead at 48-46 on a layup by Willie with 9:57 remaining. It marked the first Barton lead since holding a 19-18 edge at the 12:10 mark of the opening half.
McPhail twice gave the Lady Indians leads, but Willie answered the first Catawba lead with a three-pointer and Jackson pushed the Bulldogs up 53-52 with 6:56 remaining. Jackson had three chances to extend the lead at the line, but after those misses, Bully put Catawba up for good when she drilled a three-pointer with 4:54 left.
The would be the last field goal by either team, but the Lady Indians stretched the lead on two free throws by McPhail with 1:16 remaining and two more from Merritt with only 15 seconds to go. Catawba was a perfect 13-of-13 from the line, setting a record for the most made free throws without a miss in school history. The previous best was 10 against Wingate in 1985.
Both teams were red hot at the start. In the opening 11 minutes, Catawba canned 10-of-14 shots (71%), while the Bulldogs hit on 10-of-17 (59%). After that, Catawba shot just 28% (10-of-35) and Barton 25% (11-of-44). The Lady Indians managed a 40-34 edge on the boards, but Barton committed seven less turnover, 12 to 19.
Earlier in the day, Lenoir-Rhyne picked up its second win of the Classic, topping JC Smith 60-46. Next up for Catawba is Wingate as the Lady Indians open league play on Wednesday at Goodman Gym. The women tip at 6 p.m. and the men around 8 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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