January 20, 2016
Rogers' Double-Double Leads Catawba to 62-55 Win Over Newberry
SALISBURY, N.C. -- The Catawba College women's basketball team capitalized on a five minute drought by Newberry College to claim a 62-55 victory in South Atlantic Conference action Wednesday night at Goodman Gym. Terri Rogers recorded a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Catawba Lady Indians to an 8-9 record on the year and 5-6 in the conference. The loss drops Newberry to 9-8 overall and 8-3 in the SAC.
With 7:13 left in the half, a Samara Hill three put Newberry in the lead 18-16. The shot would be the last the Wolves would see until 2:30 remained. The nearly five minute drought was capitalized by Catawba who went on a 14-0 run. Catawba would go on to take a 37-24 lead into halftime.
Newberry controlled the third quarter, bringing the game within one but never changing leads.
In the fourth, Catawba's Jada Huntley took over the game scoring seven points in the quarter. The nail in the coffin for the Wolves seemed to come at the three minute mark when sophomore Serena Brown nailed a three to put the Indians up by seven. The teams traded shots over the final minutes to no avail for the visitors.
Despite shooting just 26.5% from the field in the second half, Catawba finished the night 24-for-67 (35.8%) overall, including 3-for-8 from deep. The Lady Indians struggled a little from the free throw line going 11-for-17 (64.7%). Along with Rogers' performance, Huntley contributed 16 points and seven rebounds while team scoring leader Bri Johnson added only eight points and six rebounds.
Newberry held onto a 43-41 advantage on the boards, but Catawba dominated in turnovers by committing just five to Newberry's 15.
As a unit, Newberry dropped in 16-of-53 (30.2%) buckets with 6-of-20 from behind the arc. The Wolves also added 17-of-21 from the charity stripe. The Wolves were led by Samantha Creed who garnered 12 points and eight rebounds. Jaya Shultz added nine points and six boards in the effort.
Catawba will travel for the next two games. The first will be on Saturday as the Lady Indians face off with Tusculum at 2:00 p.m.
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