January 26, 2013
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.
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17
Volleyball @ Coker 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1
Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1
Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2
Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1)
Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7
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
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
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
Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4
Football vs. WINGATE 24-27
Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2
Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
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 (W) vs. Newberry 4-5
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8
Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1
Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0
Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7
Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164
Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3
Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th
Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3
Swimming @ Wingate 2 p.m.
Football @ Tusculum 40-13
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.
Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.
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.
Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)
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