November 13, 2015
Johnson's 28 Points Leads Women's Basketball to Opening Win
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Catawba rallied in the second half to claim a 76-67 win over Mount Olive in women's basketball action at a SAC/CC Challenge at Queens' Levine Center on Friday night. Bri Johnson (Statesville, N.C./N. Iredell/Belmont Abbey), scored a game-high 28 points, one off her career high, in leading the Catawba Indians to the victory in the season opener for both teams.
Johnson nearly posted a double-double, adding nine rebounds to her 28 points. Emma Ucinski (Atlanta, Ga./St. Pius X) also reached double figures with 12 points and dished out four assists. Terri Rogers (Burlington, N.C./E. Alamance) and Serena Brown (Ft. Washington, Md./Bowie) each chipped in with eight points.
Mount Olive led 20-17 after a quarter and built the advantage to 33-27 late in the half. Catawba ran off six straight points to pull even before the Trojans took a 35-33 lead at the break.
The Lady Indians raced out of the gates to start the third quarter. Baskets by Johnson, Brown and Ucinski gave Catawba a 39-35 lead. When Johnson converted a four-point play three minutes into the half, Catawba was up 44-37 and eventually led by as many as nine.
The Trojans rallied in the final five minutes of the quarter, cutting the Catawba lead to 48-47 on a pair of free throws by Jada Bacchus. two free throws by Tommarah Harris with three seconds left in the quarter gave Mount Olive a 53-52 lead, but Morgan Franklin (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Christian) beat the buzzer with a three-pointer to give Catawba a 55-53 edge going to the final 10 minutes.
Johnson started the final quarter with a three-pointer for Catawba and Ucinski's layin made it 60-53 with 8:40 left. The Trojans got as close as 62-59 on a layup by Arieal Johnson with 5:04 left, but Catawba scored six straight points then salted the win away at the line. The Lady Indians canned 8-of-10 from the stripe in the final minute.
Johnson posted 21 points, grabbed 20 rebounds and blocked eight shots in a losing effort for Mount Olive. Bacchus followed with 10 points.
Catawba continues play at the Challenge on Saturday, facing Barton at 2 pm.
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Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8
Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11
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Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open
Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6
Baseball @ Lynn 11-12
Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75
Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3
Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65
Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16
Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25
Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd. 1 p.m.
Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd. 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6
Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61
Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77
Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4
Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8
Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9
Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18
Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12
Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5
Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24
Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55
Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)
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Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)
Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7
Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60
Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)
Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4
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Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2
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Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4
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Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15
Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80
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Softball vs BARTON 11-3
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6
Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13
Softball vs BARTON 11-0
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Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC)
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC)
Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.
Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.
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Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.
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Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.
Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.
Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.
Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)
Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.
Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.
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Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.
Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.
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Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.
Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.
Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
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Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.
Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.
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