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.
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