Basketball (W)

Turnovers Plague Indians in 72-56 Defeat to Johnson C. Smith


SALISBURY, N.C. -- Turnovers plagued the Catawba College women’s basketball team as they fell 72-56 to the Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls Tuesday night in non-conference action at Goodman Gymnasium. The home opener loss drops Catawba to 2-1 on the season. The Lady Bulls improve to 3-0.

Catawba opened the game with an 8-0 lead over the first 2:14 of play. Johnson C. Smith responded with a 19-4 run to end the first quarter. The turn came after the Bulls went to a fast paced, press defense which led to seven different players to tally points.

Catawba mirrored their first quarter start in the second with six straight points to bring the game back to one. Johnson C. Smith again responded with a rally totaling 13-2 for a twelve point lead at 32-20. The teams would close out the half standing 35-25 in favor of the Bulls.

The second half began to settle down as each team relied on their respective scorers. For Catawba, the Lady Indians turned to Bri Johnson who scored nine points in first half and ten in the second to end the day with 19 points. Johnson C. Smith relied on Asha Jordan who finished with a career-high 22 points in the game. The pair seemed to exchange baskets throughout the half but the pressing Bulls were tough to contain. In the third quarter, the Bulls began to wear down Catawba with a 9-0 run to close the quarter with a 54-38 lead. The pair traded punches in the fourth with neither team successfully mounting any form of run.

Johnson added six rebounds and a pair of assists to round out her 19 points on the night. The current SAC Player of the Week now stands with 71 points over the first three games. Terri Rogers contributed ten points and six rebounds to the cause. Turnovers though played the biggest role in the Indians demise as Catawba accounted for 25.

Catawba as a whole shot 21-of-59 (36.6%) from the field, including 3-for-16 from long range and 11-for-14 from the charity stripe. The Lady Indians were able to manage a 37-35 rebounding advantage despite being significantly outsized in the post.

Jordan scoring led the way for the Bulls, but the team’s 17 steals proved equally important.  Quinesha Lynch added ten points of her own in the victory.

As a team, Johnson C. Smith went 27-of-59 (45.8%) in the game and 5-for-15 from three-point range. The Bulls added 13-of-17 from the free throw line for 76.5%.

Catawba will return to action on Friday as they travel to North Georgia for a South Atlantic/Peach Belt Conference Challenge. The Lady Indians will play Georgia College on Friday at 4p.m. and face North Georgia on Saturday.

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«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

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

February 4

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.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

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

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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