Basketball (W)

Rogers' Double-Double Powers Women's Basketball to First Road Win


CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Catawba women's basketball team put together a dominating second half en route to an 85-61 South Atlantic Conference victory over Queens on Wednesday night at the Levine Center.  The Catawba Indians improve to 5-8 overall and 2-5 in the SAC in recording their first road win of the season.  The host Royals fall to 2-9 and 0-6.

Leading only 35-32 at the half, Catawba put up 50 points in the second half, going up 59-46 after three quarters and blowing the game open in the final 10 minutes.  Terri Rogers had a huge game for the Lady Indians as she posted a double-double of 22 points and 13 rebounds.  It marked the sophomore's fourth double-double of the season and 12th in her career.

Queens led late in the first half before Bri Johnson's three-point play at the 1:06 mark put Catawba on top for good at 33-32.  The Lady Indians eased out to an eight-point lead midway through the third quarter then scored the final seven points of the frame to grab the 59-46 edge.

It was all Catawba in the final quarter as the Lady Indians held Queens to just five points.  Catawba bridged the third and fourth quarters with an 18-0 run that put Catawba up 70-46 with six minutes to play.

Five Catawba players reached double figures in the win.  Jada Hundley followed Rogers with 12 points, scoring all of her markers in the second half.  Bri Johnson added 11 points with Zhaquondalee Greer and Alexis Newbold both scoring 10 points.

The Lady Indians dominated the glass by a 51-28 margin which included a 27-10 edge in the second half.  Catawba also helped force 17 second-half turnovers and 27 for the game with only 14 miscues.

Erin Brundage and Victoria Robinson paced Queens with 13 points apiece.  Carmen Richardson collected 10 points and handed out four assists.

Catawba heads to Brevard on Saturday to face the Tornados at 2 pm.  That game will be shown on WMYA TV out of Greenville, S.C.

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