February 17, 2014
Clay's Late Basket Helps Women's Basketball Top Coker
SALISBURY, NC -- Mallary Clay (Lansing, NC/Ashe Co. HS) scored with 20 seconds left and Emma Usinski (Atlanta, GA/St. Pius X) added two free throws with seven seconds to play as Catawba claimed a 47-44 win over visiting Coker in South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball action on Monday night at Goodman Gym. The win improves the Catawba Indians to 12-10 overall and 10-8 in the SAC, lifting the Lady Indians into a tie for fourth place in the league. The Cobras fall to 11-11 and 9-9.
Clay’s basket erased a one-point deficit and after a turnover by Coker, Usinski sank two key free throws. Coker had one final chance, but a three-pointer to tie by Jasmine Evans was off the mark at the buzzer.
Coker had grabbed its largest lead of the game with 6:27 to play at 40-36 after a basket by Tanesha Stenson. Janna Dixon (Advance, NC/W. Forsyth HS) hit a three-pointer and Jada Huntley (Indian Trail, NC/Porter Ridge HS) followed her own miss to put Catawba up 41-40 with 3:58 remaining.
A jumper by Priscilla Fenty was answered by Antoinette McPhail (Timmonsville, SC/Darlington HS/Paine) to keep Catawba up one with 1:20 left. Fenty converted once again with 55 seconds remaining which set up the final sequence for Clay to put the Lady Indians up to stay.
Huntley and Zhaquonadalee Greer (Greensboro, NC/Academy at Smith/Charleston Southern) were the only two Catawba players to reach double figures with 10 each. Fenty hit on 8-of-10 shots in scoring her game-high 19 points for Coker. Jessica Cohen posted a double-double for the Cobras with 11 points and a dozen rebounds.
Catawba got off to a quick start, leading 16-4 at the 12:47 mark. Greer scored the first eight points for Catawba. The Cobras stormed back from an 11-point deficit in the final six and half minutes of the half. Coker scored the final 12 points of the stanza to lead 24-23 at the break. The biggest lead for either team in the second half was four points.
Catawba shot just 33% from the field and were just 3-of-7 at the line. Coker used a big effort on the glass in the first half to gain its edge, but Catawba closed a 22-11 gap to 37-32 by the final horn. The Lady Indians helped force 28 turnovers, while committing 19.
Catawba hosts league co-leader Lenoir-Rhyne on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st
Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3
Football @ West Georgia 3-34
Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0
Soccer (M) @ Erskine 0-1
Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0
Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2
Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3
Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3
Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1)
Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3
Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7
Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2)
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2)
Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1
Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC)
Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC)
Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen CC) 2nd of 9
Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 2 (Camden CC) 13th of 14
Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3
Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1
Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3
Cross Country @ Winthrop Invitational, ccd. 9 a.m.
Swimming @ SAA Open Water, ccd. 4 p.m.
Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd.
Volleyball @ Queens 3-2
Soccer (W) @ Queens 1-0
Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-8
Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 2 p.m.
Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 7 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 1 (Old South GC)
Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.
Football @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3:30 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 2 (Old South GC)
Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)
Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Cross Country @ USC Upstate Invitational 9 a.m.
Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
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