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.
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)
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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)
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Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3
Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1
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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.
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Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 2 p.m.
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Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.
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Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
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Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
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