Basketball (W)

McPhail Rallies Women's Basketball Only to Fall in Overtime at LR

HICKORY, NC -- Despite rallying from a 14-point halftime deficit, Catawba came up on the short end of a 66-65 overtime loss at Lenoir-Rhyne in South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball action on Wednesday night at Shuford Gym.  The Bears improve to 14-4 overall and 9-4 in the SAC.  The Catawba Indians fall to 8-9 and 6-7, losing for the fourth straight time and the second straight in overtime by a single point. 

Senior Antoinette McPhail (Timmonsville,SC/Darlington HS/Paine) brought Catawba back from the halftime deficit, scoring 20 of her 22 points after the break.  She completed a double-double by grabbing a dozen rebounds and also had three assists and a steal.  Jada Huntley (Indian Trail, NC/Porter Ridge HS) nearly reached double figures with nine points.

Catawba held Lenoir-Rhyne to just  a dozen points over the first 14 minutes of the second half, but still trailed by double figures at 50-39 with six minutes left.  McPhail took charge, scoring eight straight points for the Lady Indians to cut the margin to 50-47 with 3:10 to go.  The comeback was complete when Huntley sank her second three-pointer of the night to knot things at 50-all with 2:35 remaining.

Huntley put Catawba on top with a pair of free throws which was answered by two from the stripe by Lenoir-Rhyne's Jazmine Charles.  McPhail gave the Lady Indians a 54-52 edge on a bucket with 28 seconds to play.  Morgan Cooper forced the extra time on a jumper with 12 seconds left and Mallary Clay (Lansing, NC/Ashe Co. HS) missed at the buzzer for Catawba.

Lenoir-Rhyne scored the opening four points of overtime and never trailed.  Catawba cut the deficit to a single point on a three-pointer by Emma Ucinski (Atlanta, GA/St. Pius X HS) that was answered from long range by Charles.  McPhail responded with a three-point play to make it 61-60 with 2:16 left, but she would foul out five seconds later.

Down four, Janna Dixon (Advance, NC/W. Forsyth HS) missed a three-pointer for Catawba with 10 seconds left and Nneka Awuruonye iced it with a free throw with seven second remaining.  Zhaquondalee Greer (Greensboro, NC/Academy at Smith/Charleston Southern) hit a three-pointer for the Lady Indians with a tenth of a second to play for the final margin.

Catawba shot just 23% in falling behind 38-24 at the half.  Lenoir-Rhyne scorched the nets for 54%, but cooled to 26% in the second half as the Lady Indians rallied.  Catawba shot only 32% for the game.

Charles had a big night for the Bears with 29 points.  She made 10-of-15 shots, including four three-pointers.  Cooper came off the bench to add 11 points.

Catawba returns home on Saturday and will host Carson-Newman at 2 p.m.

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«October 2017»
October 1

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

October 2

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

October 3

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

October 5

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

October 7

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

October 9

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

October 10

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

October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

October 16

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

October 17

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

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

October 20

Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.

October 21

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.

October 24

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

October 25

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

October 28

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.

October 31

Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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