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.
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