December 1, 2012
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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