January 4, 2014
Women's Basketball Tops Anderson to Grab Share of SAC Lead
SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba opened the new year with a 67-59 win over visiting Anderson in South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball action at Goodman Gym on Saturday afternoon. The win improves the Catawba Indians to 7-3 overall and into a tie for first place in the SAC with 5-1 mark. The Trojans fall to 7-5 and 3-3.
Catawba overcame 36% shooting by grabbing 18 offensive rebounds and helping force 23 Anderson turnovers. Mallary Clay (Lansing, NC/Ashe Co. HS) scored a career-high 18 points to pace the Lady Indians, while Jelena Ciric (Belgrade, SERBIA/Sporska Gimnzija/Miami-Dade CC) canned all four of her three-point shots to tally 13 points.
Anderson was led by Jasmine Franklin (Simpsonville, SC), who came off the bench to score 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting. Lesley Woods (Raleigh, NC) followed with 10 points and Sierra Simpson (Simpsonville, NC) scored nine points and grabbed seven rebounds.
Catawba never trailed in the contest and used a 9-2 run, capped by a Ciric three-pointer, to go up 24-13 with 7:19 to go in the half. The Trojans cut the margin down to five at the break, trailing 32-27.
Ciric pushed the lead back to nine at 42-33 on a three-pointer with 17:16 left. Anderson went on an 8-2 run to get within 44-41 after a jumper by Heather Jankowy (Walhalla, SC), but Chloe Bully (Hannut BELGIUM/KOL Landen) answered with a three-pointer for the Lady Indians. The lead went back to double digits at 51-41 after a three-pointer from Ciric at the 8:54 mark.
Anderson closed within five on several occasions in the final five minutes, but Catawba was solid at the line to hold on. The Lady Indians made 8-of-10 in the final 44 seconds.
The Trojans shot 50% in the second half and finished the game at 43%, but struggled at the line where they made just 13-of-25 (52%). Catawba made 17-of-27 (63%) at the stripe and canned six three-pointers. Zhaquondalee Greer (Greensboro, NC/Academy at Smith/Charleston So.) also had double figures for Catawba with 12 points.
Catawba will next host Newberry on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
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Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17
Volleyball @ Coker 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1
Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1
Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8
Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1)
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7
Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd
Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20
Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3
Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3
Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17
Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4
Football vs. WINGATE 24-27
Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2
Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5
Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1
Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0
Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.
Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.
Swimming @ Wingate
Cross Country @ SAC Championships
Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.
Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.
Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.
Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.
Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.
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