Basketball (W)

Dixon Tallies Career-High 17 Points in Loss to Newberry

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Newberry got 25 points from Samantha Creed (Montmorency, Vic, Australia) and pulled out a 72-64 road win over Catawba in South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball action on Tuesday night at Goodman Gym.  The Wolves, who are ranked 11th in the new D2SIDA national poll, improved to 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the SAC.  The Catawba Indians fall to 3-2 and 1-2.

Newberry jumped out quickly, leading 20-5 just over eight minutes into the contest.  Down 23-7, Catawba responded on a pair of jumpers by Zhaquondalee Greer (Greensboro, N.C./Academy at Smith/Charleston So.) and two three-pointers from Janna Dixon (Advance, N.C./W. Forsyth HS) to close the gap to 25-15 with 7:39 to go in the half.  The Wolves held a 28-19 edge, but did not score over the final 5:19 of the first half as Catawba clawed within a point at the break. 

The Wolves finally ended its scoring draught 2:35 into the second half then tried to pull away, going ahead 46-35 with 11:40 left after a two baskets by Creed and two three-pointers from Zara Pearson (Echuca, Australia) in a 10-3 run.  The Lady Indians pulled back within three with seven straight points at 54-51 after a three-pointer and back-to-back layups by Chloe Bully (Hannut, Belgium/KOL Landen).

Newberry responded as Haylee Lepaio (Bathurst, Australia) hit a jumper followed by back-to-back three’s by Creed and Emily Perry (Nambour, Australia) as the Wolves went up 11 with 1:58 remaining.  Catawba forced a pair of turnovers late to help cut a 10-point deficit to four with 21 seconds to play, but Newberry went 4-of-4 at the line from there to close the game out.

Dixon led Catawba with a career-high 17 points, hitting on five three-pointers.  Bully added 15 points and eight boards, while Terri Rogers (Burlington, N.C./E. Alamance HS) recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.  Greer also reached double digits with 11 points. 

Creed hit on 8-of-15 shots with four three pointers to lead the Wolves.  Perry added 18 points and Pearson a dozen on four three-pointers.  Newberry went 13-of-25 (52%) from long range.

Catawba returns to action on Saturday, hosting Pfeiffer at 2 p.m.

Box Score

Today's Events

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC),
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC),
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry, 1:30
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry, 1:30


«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) 

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1:30 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 1:30 p.m.

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 7:30 p.m.

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.

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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Soccer (M) Team Photo