Basketball (W)

Women's Basketball Snaps 12-Game Slide vs. Tusculum With 65-56 Win

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SALISBURY, NC -- Taylor May (China Grove, NC/S. Rowan HS) and Antoinette McPhail (Timmonsville, SC/Darlington HS/Paine) combined for 42 points to help host Catawba to a 65-56 win over Tusculum in South Atlantic Conference women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym.  The Catawba Indians snap a 12-game losing streak to the Pioneers and improve to 7-5 overall and 3-1 in the SAC.  Tusculum falls to 8-4 and 2-2.

May scored a career-high 22 points, canning 9-of-12 shots, and added seven rebounds to propel the Lady Indians.  McPhail added 20 and seven rebounds, while Chloe Bully (Hannut, BELGIUM/KOL Landen) scored 14 points and dished out seven assists.
 
Ashley Thurman (Nashville, TN) posted a double-double with 10 points and a career-high 10 rebounds for the Pioneers, who attempted 16 more shots than the Indians but shot 37.3 percent (25-for-67) from the field. Jama Hammontree (Greenback, TN) had a team-high 11 points for the Pioneers.  Kendal Baxter (Sevierville, TN), who leads the SAC in three-pointers, did not score as she misfired on all eight of her shots, including six from behind the arc.
 
 The game was tightly contested with 13 ties and 14 lead changes in the game, including 10 lead changes in the second half alone. Neither team led by more than five points until the Indians made seven free throws in the final minute to set the final margin.
 
Tusculum went on top 37-36 with 13:31 left which started a stretch of six consecutive possessions the produced a lead change.  The Pioneers took their final lead of the game at 50-49 on a free throw by Hammontree with 6:25 remaining, but May followed with a layup and Bully a three-pointer to give Catawba a 54-50 lead with 4:20 to play.

May got a big second-chance bucket with 1:34 left and the Lady Indians made seven-of-eight at the line in the final 33 seconds to ice the win.  Catawba shot 52% in the opening half and finished at 45% against the league's

Catawba is on the road for both games next week, starting off at league-leading Lenoir-Rhyne (4-0 in SAC play) on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

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Today's Events

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC),
Baseball @ Mount Olive, 3:00VideoStats
Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE, 4:00VideoStats

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«February 2018»
1
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

2
February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

3
February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

4
February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

56
February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

7
February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

89
February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

10
February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

1112
February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

13
February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

14
February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

15
February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

16
February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

17
February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

18
February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

19
February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

20
February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 

Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

21
February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

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February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

24
February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

25
February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

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February 28

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

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

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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