February 23, 2013
Coleman and May Power Women's Basketball Past Newberry
SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba the league’s #2 scoring offense over 20 points below their average in posting a 64-42 win over visiting Newberry in South Atlantic Conference women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym. The Catawba Indians win the battle of teams tied for third in the league in improving to 15-9 overall and 11-5 in the SAC, ensuring the Lady Indians of a first round home game in the Food Lion SAC Tournament. The Wolves fall to 18-8 and 10-6.
The Lady Indians put the game away with a 15-0 run early in the second half to erase a one-point deficit. Newberry had scored the first five points of the second half to go up 26-25. Antoinette McPhail (Timmonsville, SC/Darlington HS/Paine) put Catawba back on top and Taylor May (China Grove, NC/S. Rowan HS) followed with eight straight points and the Lady Indians never looked back.
After struggling with its shooting early, Catawba scorched the nets in the final 16 minutes. The Lady Indians had made just 10 of their first 40 shots, but connected on 14 of 22 (64%) after falling behind. Quaneasia Coleman (Duluth, GA/Northview HS) led Catawba with 20 points, while May added 18 points and nine rebounds. Elizabeth Merritt (Lexington, NC/E. Davidson HS) rounded out the double-figure scorers with a dozen.
Samantha Creed (Montmorency, AUSTRALIA) posted 13 points to lead Newberry. Devanee Taylor (Chester, VA) followed with 10 points and nine rebounds. The Wolves hit on just 30% (16-of-52) of their shots on the day and committed 23 turnovers, 12 more than Catawba.
Catawba jumped out to an early 11-4 lead behind eight points from Coleman. Newberry fought back closing within one just before the half before Coleman canned a three in the final 30 seconds to give the Lady Indians a 25-21 edge at the break. Catawba shot 30% in the first half and Newberry hit on only 32%.
A three-pointer by Zara Pearson (Echuca, AUSTRALIA) and a layup by Kendra Brown (Swansea, SC) gave Newberry its brief lead. After its 15-point run, Catawba went on to lead 48-29 with 7:34 play on a jumper by Merritt, extending the run to 23-3.
Coleman added four assists, six rebounds and five steals for Catawba. The Lady Indians recorded 15 steals as a team. McPhail grabbed nine rebounds.
Catawba plays its final regular season home game on Wednesday as the Lady Indians host Carson-Newman at 6 p.m.
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