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Women's Basketball Has Rally Fall Short vs. Newberry

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SALISBURY, NC -- Visiting Newberry got a double-double from Haylee Lepaio and claimed a 62-57 win over Catawba in South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball action at Goodman Gym on Wednesday night.  The Wolves up their record to 7-4 overall and 3-4 in the SAC.  The Catawba Indians fall to 7-4 overall and 5-2 in the SAC.

Lepaio had 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting and added a dozen rebounds in the win for Newberry.  She also chipped in with two steals, two blocks and an assist.  Tasia Holdorf followed with 12 points and seven boards, while Zara Pearson tallied 10 points, all in the first half.

Chloe Bully (Hannut, BELGUIM/KOL Landen) and Mallary Clay (Lansing, NC/Ashe Co. HS) each scored 14 points to pace the Lady Indians.  Bully added six assists and had a pair of steals.  Catawba struggled from the field, making just 21-of-65 shots (32.3%) and were outrebounded 46-36.  Newberry canned 46% of its attempts.

Newberry surged ahead in the final eight minutes of the first half.  With the game tied at 16-all, the Wolves went on a 15-5 run to go up 31-21 following a three-pointer by Pearson.  Newberry held a 35-28 edge a the break after Catawba shot just 30%.

Catawba whittled the lead down to a basket midway through the second half.  Clay capped a 7-2 run on jumper at the 9:26 mark to make it 45-43.  Newberry pulled back out to a seven-point lead, but again the Lady Indians rallied, cutting the margin to 58-55 on a three-pointer by Clay with 1:14 left. 

Catawba forced a Newberry turnover and had a shot to tie, but a three-point attempt was off the mark.  Ellie Gleason blocked a Catawba shot in the final 20 seconds and Holdorf hit on a pair of free throws with eight seconds to play to push the lead to 60-55.
 
Catawba will be on the road for its next three contests.  The Lady Indians travel to Brevard Saturday for a 2 p.m. tip-off.

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