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Women's Basketball Can't Keep Up With Wingate

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WINGATE, NC -- Host Wingate got 16 points each from Sarah Wollett and Janitsha Williams in claiming a 77-56 win over Catawba in South Atlantic Conference women's basketball action on Wednesday night at Cuddy Arena.  The Bulldogs improve to 10-9 overall and 4-5 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians drop to 9-8 and 5-4.

A 13-0 run during the midpoint of the first half staked Wingate to a 25-14 edge and the Bulldogs went on to grab a 45-27 lead at the break.  Wingate went up 57-30 early in the second half and cruised to the win.

Wingate also got 15 points and 15 rebounds from Chantal Dunbar in the win.  The Bulldogs controlled the glass, out-rebounding Catawba 46-32, including a 20-9 edge on the offensive end.  The Bulldogs canned 46% of its shots and went 6-of-9 (67%) from behind the arc.

Chloe Bully (Hannut, BELGIUM/KOL Landen) led Catawba with 16 points, while Taylor May (China Grove, NC/S. Rowan HS) also reached double digits with 10 points.  May also grabbed seven rebounds Elizabeth Merritt (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) and Antoinette McPhail (Timmonsville, SC/Darlington HS/Paine) each totaled nine points.

Catawba shot 39% for the game, hitting on 4-of-13 (31%) from three-point range.  The Lady Indians had 18 turnovers to 12 for Wingate.  .  Carson-Newman held a 40-36 edge on the boards, but shot just 34% for the game.  Each team committed 23 turnovers.

Catawba returns home to Goodman Gym  on Saturday when the Lady Indians will host Lincoln Memorial at 2 p.m.

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