Basketball (W)

Johnson and Huntley Lead Catawba Past Lenoir-Rhyne, 75-62


SALISBURY, NC -- The Catawba College women’s basketball team garnered its third consecutive win with a 75-62 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne University in South Atlantic Conference action Wednesday night at Goodman Gym. The Catawba Lady Indians improve to 11-10 overall and advance to 8-7 in the conference. The Bears drop to 6-12 on the year and 5-9 in the SAC.

Catawba’s Emma Ucinski recorded the first points of the game with a three from the left corner, just seven seconds into play. The basket gave Catawba a lead which they never relinquished. Teammate Jada Huntley took over the Catawba office during the remainder of the period, tallying ten points and helping to capture a six point lead.

In the second quarter Catawba continued the pressure to push the lead to 11 by halftime. The Catawba bench stepped up for the Lady Indians scoring 15 of the teams 22 points. Catawba entered the break maintaining a 42-31 lead.

Lenoir-Rhyne marginally settled Catawba down in the third quarter as the teams traded baskets for the majority of time. Catawba was still able to increase their lead to 14 entering the final quarter.

Catawba’s leading scorer, Bri Johnson, knocked down two quick jumpers to open the fourth and give the Lady Indians their largest lead of the game at 18. With 5:21 left in the game Catawba’s Terri Rogers pushed in a layup to give Catawba a 70-53 lead. A minute later, the Bears Shelly Harper got a layup of her own to ignite a 9-0 Lenoir-Rhyne run. The visiting Bears could not overcome the large gap and resorted to putting Catawba on the free throw line. Catawba, who entered the game shooting a South Atlantic Conference second best of 73.6% from the charity stripe converted three of their four attempts from the line.

Johnson led all scorers in on the night with 20 points as well as recording five rebounds. Huntley’s finished with 17 points for the Lady Indians.

As a unit, Catawba went 30-for-70 (42.9%) from the field, including 4-for-14 from long range. The team also shot 11-for-17 from the free throw line.

Lenoir-Rhyne turned to Shelly Harper who scored 17 points off the bench followed by Jasmine Stafford with 13 and Brooke Robinson with 12. Robinson also led the team in rebounds with eight.

The Bears converted 24-of-58 (41.4%) overall and failed to connect on nine shots from behind the arc. Lenoir-Rhyne made 14-of-17 from the charity stripe. Lenoir-Rhyne won the battle on the boards with a 42-39 advantage.

Catawba will start its first of three road games on Saturday as they travel to Carson-Newman. Game time is set for 2:00 p.m.

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April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

April 6

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

April 12

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 2-8

April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 0-5

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2

Baseball @ Wingate 9-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 13-11

Baseball @ Wingate 7-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 14-10

April 24

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 12-21

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 18-10

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 5 p.m.

April 27

Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

Softball vs. Coker (SAC Tournament) 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. Queens (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 7 p.m.

April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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