Basketball (W)

Women's Basketball Falls to Lenoir-Rhyne in Battle for First Place

HICKORY, NC -- Lenoir-Rhyne scored the first eight points and went on to take a 62-48 victory over visiting Catawba in South Atlantic Conference women's basketball action on Wednesday night at Shuford Gym.  The Bears improve to 10-3 overall and remain the lone unbeaten in league play at 5-0.   The Catawba Indians fall to 7-6 and 3-2.
 
 The Bears took advantage of a cold shooting night by Catawba (5-of-28 in the first half) and never trailed., leading 26-12 at the break.  Danielle Bongiorno sank a three-pointer seven minutes into the second half to push the Lenoir-Rhyne advantage to 42-19.

 Catawba tried to fight back.  Trailing 44-27 with just over nine minutes to play, the Lady Indians went on a 13-2 run to cut the margin to 46-40 with 6:24 remaining after a three-point play by Quaneasia Coleman (Duluth, GA/Northview HS).  Lenoir-Rhyne weathered the storm, connecting on 8-of-10 at the line in the final 1:36 to secure the win.

   Bongiorno led the Bears with 15 points, while Nneka Awuruonye posted a bouble-double with 11 points and a dozen rebounds.  Jazmine Charles tossed in 13 points.  Chloe Bully (Hannut, BELGIUM/KOL Landen) scored 14 points to pace Catawba.  Elizabeth Merritt (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) followed with 11 points.

 Catawba hit on just 30% (17-of-56) from the field and went 5-of-20 (25%) from behind the arc.  The Bears hit on 43% of its shots and held a 45-31 edge on the boards.
 
Catawba is back on the road Saturday, traveling to Newberry for a 2 p.m. tip at Eleazer Arena.

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«October 2017»
1
October 1

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

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

2
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) 

3
October 3

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

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

4
October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

5
October 5

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

6
October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

7
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

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October 9

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

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

10
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

11
October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

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October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

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October 16

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

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

17
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

18
October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

19
October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

20
October 20

Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.

21
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.

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October 24

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

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

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October 25

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

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October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

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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.

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October 31

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

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

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