November 9, 2016
Women's Basketball Tabbed Sixth in Preseason SAC Poll
ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) -- Catawba was tabbed sixth in the 2016-17 South Atlantic Conference Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll as voted on by the league’s coaches. Senior Bri Johnson and junior Terri Rogers were named preseason first team all-conference.
Wingate dogs was chosen as the favorite to win the 2017 South Atlantic Conference Women’s Basketball Championship, earning nine first-place votes. Anderson grabbed the other three top votes and were second in the poll.
Johnson led Catawba a year ago, scoring at a 16.0 clip. She canned 85% of her free throws and topped the team with 39 steals. Johnson hit on 50 three-pointers, grabbed 4.4 rebounds and handed out 52 assists.
Rogers pulled down a team-high 7.4 rebounds a contest, while averaging 14.3 points a game. She made 50% of her field goal attempts and recorded 26 steals.
The 2016-17 Women’s Basketball season gets underway on Friday Nov. 11. Catawba will host Mount Olive on Friday night at 8 pm as part of the SAC/Conference Carolinas Challenge.
Women’s Preseason Poll
1. Wingate (9), 119
2. Anderson (3), 105
3. Newberry, 99
4. Carson Newman, 86
5. Lincoln Memorial, 74
6. Catawba, 69
7. Lenoir-Rhyne, 65
8. Tusculum, 56
9. Coker, 42
10. Mars Hill, 39
11. Queens, 27
12. Brevard, 11
Heather Jankowy, Anderson
Terri Rogers, Catawba
Megan Pittman, Lincoln Memorial
Meg Essex, Newberry
Kailyn Brooks, Carson-Newman
Bri Johnson, Catawba
Alexis Dillard, Anderson
Madison Lenox, Brevard
Nicola Handreck, Newberry
Shelby Tricoli, Wingate
Paige Chavis, Mars Hill
Jasmine Franklin, Anderson
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