January 9, 2016
Big First Period Lifts Women's Basketball to Win at Brevard
BREVARD, N.C. – The Catawba College women’s basketball team used a dominating first quarter to roll past the Brevard Tornados 70-55 in South Atlantic Conference action Saturday afternoon at Boshamer Gymnasium. The 31-13 first quarter lifts the Catawba Lady Indians to 6-8 on the season and 3-5 in the South Atlantic Conference. Brevard drops to 1-10 overall and remains winless at 0-7 in the conference.
The duo of Terri Rogers and Emma Ucinski kicked off the game for Catawba recording the team’s first nine points and gave Catawba a 9-6 lead after three minutes of play. The secured by the two ensured that Brevard would never take the lead throughout the entire contest.
Rogers would finish out the first quarter single-handedly outscoring the Brevard roster with 14 points in the first ten minutes of play. Ucinski finished the period with 7 points and three other Catawba players recorded the other ten points.
Brevard managed to settle the Catawba scoring down in the second quarter, but the Lady Indians still managed to extend the lead to 21 going into halftime, 47-26. Roger and Ucinski went into the break recording 25 of the team’s points, nearly matching the efforts of the Brevard roster. Uncinski and teammate Jada Huntley also controlled the post, grabbing 11 rebounds between the two and limiting Brevard to just ten boards in the half. Brevard’s Madison Lenox and Shelby Wolfe led the Tornados into the break with eight points each.
Despite Brevard’s efforts to win the third quarter 20-12, Catawba’s lead was too much to overcome as Catawba eked out an 11-9 advantage in the fourth quarter.
Rogers led all scorers in the contest with 26 points and contributed seven rebounds in the stellar performance. Ucinski finished scoring 12 points and grabbing eight rebounds. Huntley was also able to score double-digit figures with ten but could not add to her rebound total in the second half.
As a whole, Catawba finished the day shooting 28-of-64 (43.8%) from the field and 4-for-11 from three-point range. The Lady Indians went a perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line. The Catawba post was also able to dominate on the boards outrebounding Brevard 49-28.
Woulfe finished with 18 points for the Tornados with Lenox adding 12 more in the efforts. The pair also finished with a total of 13 of the team’s 28 rebounds. The Tornados shot 22-of-62 (35.5%) from the field and just 3-for-23 from long range. Brevard did go 8-for-10 from the charity stripe.
Catawba will return home on Wednesday as they host South Atlantic Conference rivals Wingate in Goodman Gymnasium. Tip-off is slated for 6:00 p.m.
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