January 25, 2016
Tusculum Overcomes 11 Point Deficit in 71-68 Victory
GREENVILLE, TN -- The Tusculum College women's basketball team overcame an 11 point halftime deficit to claim a 71-68 victory over Catawba College in South Atlantic Conference action Monday evening at Pioneer Arena. Catawba's Terri Rogers posted a 24 point, 10 rebound performance in the loss as the Lady Indians fall to 8-10 overall and 5-7 in the conference. Tusculum improves to 8-7 on the year and 6-6 in the SAC.
Tusculum entered the second quarter with as much as a six point lead before a pair of 8-0 runs lifted the Catawba Lady Indians to an 11 point lead at the half. A balanced attack from Catawba's fast paced offense resulted in five separte Indians scoring in the period.
Tusculum turned things around in the third quarter with a 10-0 run in the first four minutes of the half. Catawba finally settled things down s the teams alternated baskets over the remainder of the quarter.
The Pioneers turned the tables on Catawba to start the fourth. The high pressured defense led to six fastbreak points and a pair of free throws to claim a three point lead. A three point basket by Catawba's Bri Johnson tied the game with 6:03 left on the clock. The slugfest waged on until the Pioneers claimed a three point lead with seven seconds on the clock. After a Catawba timeout Catawba turned to Bri Johnson for a final three point opportunity which fell short.
Jada Huntley contributed to Rogers' effort, pouring in 15 points and four rebounds. Johnson finished the night with 12 points and four rebounds of her own.
The Lady Indians shot 28-for-63 (44.4%) from the field and 5-for-16 from long range. Catawba shot poorly from the free throw line converting just 7-of-15. As a whole Catawba grabbed 39 boards, one more than their counterparts.
Tusculum was led by Sydney Wilson who tallied 21 points, including six from three-point range. Kasey Johnson and Maelyn Head each added 16 points. Kristen McMillion controlled the post with 12 rebounds while Shynese Whitener grabbed nine of her own.
The Pioneers dropped in 27-of-62 (43.5%) overall and 4-for-9 from behind the arc. Tusculum didn't fare much better than Catawba from the charity stripe shooting 13-for-21.
Catawba will remain on the road on Wednesday when they travel to Coker for South Atlantic Conference action. Tipoff is set for 6:00 p.m.
|Golf (M) @ NGU Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC),|
|Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 1 (Rolling Hills CC),||Stats|
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2-3
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 1-4
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-5
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 4-1
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-5
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA TECH 15-7
Softball @ Limestone 8-1
Softball @ Limestone 1-2
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Lacrosse (W) vs. FELICIAN 24-1
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 11
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 2nd of 17
Baseball @ Tampa 5-9
Softball vs. KING 3-17
Softball vs. KING 2-0
Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESTNUT HILL 16-15
Baseball @ Tampa 8-12
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-6
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-3
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-4
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 9-3
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-2
Tennis (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-8
Tennis (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2-7
Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 13-9
Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 11-0
Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 25-8
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 1 (Monroe CC)
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 2 (Monroe CC) 5th of 12
Baseball vs. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 6-8
Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 16-6
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Prelims)
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 0-7
Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 0-9
Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 1-8
Lacrosse (W) vs. INDIANA,PA 7-25
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 3-7
Lacrosse (M) @ Coker 14-8
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Finals)
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 1)
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Prelims) 10 a.m.
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Finals) 6 p.m.
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1-10
Track/Field @ UNC Pembroke Braves Classic
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 2)
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 19-10
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 13-12
Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 0-9
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 10-6
Tennis (M) @ Tusculum 3-6
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 7-8
Golf (M) @ NGU Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC)
Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 1 (Rolling Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ NGU Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC)
Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC)
Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 4 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 7 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 2 p.m.
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 4 p.m.
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1)
Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) @ Lincoln Memorial noon
Baseball @ Mars Hill noon
Softball vs MARS HILL 1 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.
Softball vs MARS HILL 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 1 (River Landing GC)
Lacrosse (W) @ Coker 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 2 (River Landing GC)
Tennis (M) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 1)
Softball @ Tusculum 1 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 2 p.m.
Softball @ Tusculum 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 5 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL noon
Baseball @ Anderson 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 3 p.m.