Basketball (W)

Women's Basketball Drops 70-66 Decision at Anderson


ANDERSON, SC -- Anderson rallied from a nine-point deficit in the final 10 minutes to post a 70-66 win over visiting Catawba in South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Abney Center.  The Trojans improve to 5-3 overall and 1-0 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 4-3 and 1-1.

Alissa Diaz led Anderson with a game-high 20 points, while Amanda Parris added 13 points, canning a trio of three-pointers.  Breonda Shannon scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds.  Catawba was led by Chloe Bully (Hannut, BELGIUM/KOL Landen), who scored 19 points.   Antoinette McPhail (Timmonsville, SC/Darlington HS/Paine) recorded her fourth straight triple-double with 16 points and 16 rebounds.  She also had five steals.

Anderson scored the first nine points and led 18-5 after a jumper by Diaz at the 13:06 mark of the opening half.  Catawba rallied from there, going on a 21-7 run to take its first lead on a three-pointer by Mallary Clay (Lansing, NC/Ashe Co. HS) with 6:12 to go in the half.  The Lady Indians pushed its lead to 37-28 at one point and settled for a 41-35 edge at the break. 

Catawba still led by nine five minutes into the second before the Trojans made their first run.  Anderson cut the margin to 52-20 on a three-pointer by Lesley Woods with 11 minutes left.  The Lady Indians quickly ran off seven straight points to retake a nine-point lead with 9:55 remaining.

Anderson got hot from long range in the final 10 minutes to erase the deficit.  Madison Floyd and Woods hit consecutive three-pointers to cut the margin to 59-56.  After a layup by Diaz, Woods and Parris connected from behind the arc to cap a 14-0 run that gave the Trojans a 64-59 edge with 5:44 left.

McPhail and Janna Dixon (Advance, NC/West Forsyth HS) hit baskets to pull Catawba within 64-63 with four minutes to play, but Diaz answered with two buckets of her own to make the score 68-64 with 3:10 left.  The Lady Indians were within four in the final 30 seconds, but failed to cut into the deficit on two separate possessions.

Catawba held a 43-30 edge on the boards, but committed ten more turnovers (19 to 9) than the Trojans.  Anderson went 5-of-10 on three-pointers in the second half, making all five in the final 11 minutes.  After hitting on 6-of-14 from long range in the first half, Catawba made a mere 1-of-7 in the final 20 minutes.

Elizabeth Merritt (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) added nine points and seven rebounds in the loss for Catawba, while Dixon collected eight points.  Catawba returns to action next Saturday with a non-conference tilt against Pfeiffer at Goodman Gym at 2 p.m.

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April 3

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

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

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 (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

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 2-8

April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 0-5

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2

Baseball @ Wingate 9-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 13-11

Baseball @ Wingate 7-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 14-10

April 24

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

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Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

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Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

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April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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