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Catawba Falls 71-66 to Brevard's Strong Shooting Performance

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BREVARD, NC -- The Catawba women’s basketball team fell 71-66 to South Atlantic Conference foe, Brevard, on Saturday afternoon at Boshamer Gymnasium.  With the win the Brevard Tornados improved to 4-8 on the season and 3-5 in conference.  The Lady Indians fall to 7-5 and 5-3 respectively.

Catawba jumped out to the initial lead in the game and held on until the first media time out.  Following the break Brevard went on a quick 6-0 and would continue to extend their lead to as much as 12 points before going into the half with a nine point lead.
The Lady Indians would respond at the start of the second half with a seven point run of their own to bring the game within two.  Catawba would tie with the Tornados five times in the second half but could never claim the lead.  Four of the five ties came in the final five minutes of the game but Brevard’s free throw shooting led the Tornados to victory.  In the final minute of the game Brevard shot 7-of-8 from the free throw line.

Mallary Clay (Lansing, NC/Ashe Co.), Antoinette McPhail (Timmonsville, SC/Darlington/Paine) and Chloe Bully (Hannut, BELGIUM/KOL Landen) scored 47 of the team’s 66 points.  Clay tallied 17 points while grabbing three steals, three rebounds and dishing three assists. McPhail recorded 16 points and seven rebounds while Bully got 14 points, seven assists and five rebounds.

As a team the Indians went 27-of-62 (43.5%) and 8-of-21 from behind the arc.  Catawba out rebounded the Tornados 38-29 forced 15 turnovers.  Brevard was more accurate shooting, however, going 23-of-52 (44.2%) and 9-of-16 (56.3%) from the three point line.  The largest difference however came from the free throw line.  Brevard shot 16-of-19 from the charity strip while Catawba went just 4-for-5.

The Lady Indians will look to turn around a two game skid on Wednesday as they travel to Coker for a 6 p.m. tipoff.

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