February 2, 2013
Women's Basketball Uses Late Surge to Top LMU
SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba pulled away from visiting Lincoln Memorial over the final eight minutes to claim a 51-40 win in South Atlantic Conference women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym. The Catawba Indians improve to 10-8 overall and 6-4 in the SAC, while the Lady Railsplitters fall to 10-10 and 3-7.
Ralissa Nelson (Janesville, WI) brought Lincoln Memorial within 35-34 on a three-pointer with 8:50 remaining, but Catawba would score the next 14 points to put the game away. Chloe Bully (Hannut, BELGIUM/KOL Landen) and Janna Dixon (Advance, NC/W. Forsyth HS) hit consecutive three-pointers near the end of the run that put the Lady Indians on top 47-34 with 4:49 left.
The teams had struggled to find the mark in the early going. Catawba shot just 36% (11-of-31) in the first half, while LMU hit on just 7-of-29 (24%). The Lady Indians led 24-20 at the break. The Splitters took a 27-26 lead early in the second half, but Catawba responded and led 35-29 after four straight points from Bully.
Bully finished with a game-high 18 points to pace the Lady Indians. Antoinette McPhail (Timmonsville, SC/Darlington HS/Paine) and Elizabeth Merritt (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) each added nine points. Catawba improved to 46% in the shooting in the second half, while LMU continued to struggle, dipping to 20% in the final 20 minutes.
Nelson was the lone player to reach double digits in scoring for LMU with 11 points. MaRanda Boddie (Springfield, HO) grabbed a dozen rebounds.
Catawba will next travel to Brevard on Wednesday for a 6 p.m. tip-off.
Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st
Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3
Football @ West Georgia 3-34
Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0
Soccer (M) @ Erskine 0-1
Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0
Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2
Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3
Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3
Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1)
Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3
Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7
Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2)
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2)
Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1
Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC)
Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC)
Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen CC) 2nd of 9
Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 2 (Camden CC) 13th of 14
Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3
Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1
Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3
Cross Country @ Winthrop Invitational, ccd. 9 a.m.
Swimming @ SAA Open Water, ccd. 4 p.m.
Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd.
Volleyball @ Queens 3-2
Soccer (W) @ Queens 1-0
Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-8
Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 7-0
Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 7-0
Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3
Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 1 (Old South GC)
Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3
Football @ Mars Hill 33-39
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2-3
Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-2
Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 2 (Old South GC)
Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)
Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Cross Country @ USC Upstate Invitational 9 a.m.
Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
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