Basketball (W)

Women's Basketball Overwhelms Anderson


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba put four starters in double figures and rolled to a 68-44 win over visiting Anderson in South Atlantic Conference women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym.  The Catawba Indians improve to 11-9 overall and 7-5 in the SAC, while the Trojans fall to 15-7 and 9-3.

Antoinette McPhail (Timmonsville, NC/Darlington HS/Paine) led all scorers with 17 points for Catawba and also grabbed eight rebounds.  Taylor May (China Grove, NC/S. Rowan HS) tossed in 15 points with six rebounds, while Elizabeth Merritt (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) and Chloe Bully (Hannut, BELGIUM/KOL Landen) each added 11 points.  Merritt tallied nine rebounds and handed our five assists.

Lesley Woods paced Anderson with 14 points, hitting on 4-of-7 from behind the arc.  Sierra Simpson collected 11 points for the Trojans, who shot just 32% (16-of-50). 

The Lady Indians stormed out of the gate, scoring the first nine points and went up by double digits at 13-2 less than five minutes into the contest.  Catawba didn't stop, zooming to a 34-6 bulge with four minutes remaining in the half.  Woods hit three of her long-range baskets in the final 3:42 to get Anderson within 37-19 at the break.

Catawba put its stamp on the convincing win early in the second half, going on a 21-5 run that saw the Lady Indians grab a 58-26 lead with 11:24 to play.  Catawba shot nearly 47% for the game, held a 36-31 edge on the glass and committed seven less turnovers than the Trojans.  Quaneasia Coleman (Duluth, GA/Northview HS) handed out eight assists in the win for the Lady Indians.

Catawba will host Lenoir-Rhyne on Wednesday night in a 6 p.m. contest.

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«December 2017»
December 1

Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 1)

December 2

Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 2) W-2nd;M-4th

Track/Field @ JDL College Kickoff Classic

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 43-60

Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 58-103

December 9

Basketball (W) vs. TUSCULUM 70-58

Basketball (M) vs. TUSCULUM 73-87

December 11

Basketball (W) vs. JC SMITH 51-52

December 12

Basketball (M) vs. ST. AUGUSTINE'S 76-73

December 16

Basketball (W) vs. ANDERSON 63-46

Basketball (M) vs. ANDERSON 67-76

December 17

Swimming vs. QUEENS noon

December 19

Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 11 a.m.

Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 2 p.m.

December 30

Basketball (W) @ Virginia Union 2 p.m.


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