February 22, 2014
Defense Paves Way as Women's Basketball Gets Past Brevard 47-44
SALISBURY, NC – Catawba gutted out a 47-44 win over visiting Brevard in South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym. The Catawba Indians move back into a tie for fourth place in the SAC, improving to 13-11 overall and 11-9 in the league. The Tornados fall to 7-17 and 6-14.
Chloe Bully (Hannut, BELGIUM/KOL Landen) scored 15 points to pace the Lady Indians. Senior Antoinette McPhail (Timmonsville, SC/Darlington HS/Paine) collected a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Madison Lenox led Brevard with 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting.
The biggest lead for either team in the opening half was three points and that came after Catawba senior Jelena Ciric (Belgrade, SERBIA/Carlisle,VA HS/Miami-Dade CC) hit a three-pointer on the first shot of the game. That would be one of the few shots from long range the Lady Indians would make, finishing 3-of-27 (11%) from behind the arc.
The Tornados led 20-18 at the break, shooting 33% from the field. Catawba connected on just 24%.
Brevard hit on a pair of three-pointers early in the second half to try and moved out to a 28-22 lead. McPhail kept Catawba close, scoring eight straight points for the Lady Indians to get the hosts to within 28-26. Lenox scored five straight for Brevard, capping it with a three-pointer play that put the Tornados up 37-28 with 11:13 remaining.
Bully scored the next nine points for Catawba as the Lady Indians closed the gap to 39-37 with 7:36 left. The final points in the run came on a three-pointer that ended a stretch of 18 straight Catawba misses from behind the arc.
Mallary Clay (Lansing, NC/Ashe Co. HS) connected on a three-pointer with 5:04 left to keep Catawba within two at 42-40 and her free throws with 3:31 remaining pulled the Lady Indians even at 44-all. Jada Huntley (Indian Trail, NC/Porter Ridge HS) followed her own miss with 2:48 to go to give Catawba its first lead of the second half. Huntley added a free throw with 1:22 remaining and Brevard suffered a turnover and a missed three-pointer in the final seconds on its last two possessions.
Catawba improved its shooting to 44% in the second half and finished at 33% for the game. Brevard shot 36% on the day and were 2-of-14 from three-point range. The Lady Indians held a decided edge on the glass, 44-31, including a 20-10 margin in the final half.
Catawba hits the road for its final
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Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17
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Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1
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Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8
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Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1)
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
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Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)
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Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4
Football vs. WINGATE 24-27
Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2
Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
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Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5
Soccer (W) @ Wingate 5 p.m.
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Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.
Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.
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.
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Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.
Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.
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.
Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)
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