Basketball (W)

Women's Basketball Gets Road Win at Carson-Newman


JEFFERSON CITY, TN -- Senior Elizabeth Merritt (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) scored 25 points to help Catawba to a 66-58 win over host Carson-Newman in  South Atlantic Conference women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Holt Fieldhouse.  The Catawba Indians grab their first league road win over the season in improving to 9-7 overall and 5-3 in the SAC.  The Lady Eagles fall to 10-5 and 4-4.

The Lady Indians also got 17 points from Chloe Bully (Hannut, BELGIUM/KOL Landen) and 13 from Quaneasia Coleman (Duluth, GA/Northview HS) in the win.  Merritt added seven rebounds and three steals, while Bully handed out four assists and collected four steals.  Shyra Clark led C-N with 13 points.

Catawba held a five-point lead late in the first half, but just as a week ago let its advantage slip to fall behind 28-24 at the break.  Each team traded runs to open the second half.  Catawba went on a 16-2 run to start the half to go up 40-30 with 14:35 to go.  A three-pointer by Bully had put the Lady Indians on top at 29-28 and Coleman capped the run on a three-point play.

Carson-Newman answered, rallying for a 47-45 edge on the heels of a 13-2 run that was capped by a layup by Whitney Moody with 8:55 remaining.  Merritt tied the game with a pair of free throws then Bully put Catawba up for good on a layup at the 6:57 mark.

Lady Eagle coach Mike Mincey was hit with a technical foul with 3:35 to go and Merritt canned a pair of free throws to stretch the Catawba lead to 54-47.  A three-point by Clark with 2:30 remaining pulled Carson-Newman within 56-52, but the Lady Indians went a perfect 8-for-8 at the line in the final two minutes to secure the victory.

Catawba canned 22-of-53 (42%) from the field, including making 44% (12-of-27) in the second half.  After making only 2-of-8 at the line in the opening half, Catawba made 17-of-20 in the final stanza.  Carson-Newman held a 40-36 edge on the boards, but shot just 34% for the game.  Each team committed 23 turnovers.

Catawba will face another road test on Wednesday as the Lady Indians travel to Wingate for a 6 p.m. tip-off.  Catawba won the first meeting this year between the teams, 68-60 at Goodman Gym back in November.

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«April 2018»
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 (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

April 6

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

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

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

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 (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

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) 12-21

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 18-10

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 5 p.m.

April 27

Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

Softball vs. Coker (SAC Tournament) 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. Queens (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 7 p.m.

April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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