Basketball (W)

Late Rally Give Women's Basketball Win in Opener

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SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba erased a 13-point deficit in the final five minutes to post an opening win at the South Atlantic Conference/Conference Carolinas Women’s Basketball Challenge on Friday night at Goodman Gym.  Terri Rogers (Burlington, N.C./E. Alamance), with 29 points, and Bri Johnson (Statesville, N.C./N. Iredell/Belmont Abbey), with 19 points, paced the Catawba Indians to the victory.

The Lady Indians trailed 68-55 with just over four minutes to play.  Baskets by Marshauna Butler (Bowie, Md./Bowie/Stony Brook) and Serena Brown (Ft. Washington, Md./Bowie) was followed by a Johnson three-pointer to close the gap to 68-62 with 3:11 left.  Johnson added four more points to cap an 11-0 run the pulled Catawba within 68-66 with 1:57 remaining.

Felecity Havens stopped the run for Mount Olive with a jumper from the top of the key with 1:39 to go.  Johnson answered with a jumper and a put-back by Rogers with 1:01 left tied the game at 70.  After a Trojan turnover, Rogers scored off an inbounds play with 40 seconds remaining to give Catawba its first lead since holding a 42-40 edge midway through the third quarter.

Mount Olive had two shots to tie in the final 30 seconds, but Morgan Franklin (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Christian) rebounded the second miss and Butler hit two free throws with 10 ticks on the clock for the final margin.

Johnson scored all 19 of her points in the second half, including nine in the final 3:11.  Rogers nearly posted a double-double in the first half with 20 points and eight rebounds.  She finished with the 29 points on 13-of-19 shooting and grabbed 15 rebounds.  Butler also posted a double-double with 11 points and 10 boards.

Catawba never trailed in the opening quarter, building as much as a nine-point lead.  The Lady Indians stretched the lead to a dozen early in the second quarter before the Trojans used a 14-2 run to close the half to take a 36-33 lead to the break.

Havens led Mount Olive with 16 points.  Ni’Ya Styles followed with 11 points and Kiara Jones collected a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. 

Catawba hosts Barton on Saturday at 4 pm in the final game of the Challenge.  Queens faces Mount Olive at 2 pm.

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Today's Events

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY, 2:00
Basketball (W) @ Newberry, 6:00
Basketball (M) @ Newberry, 8:00

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«February 2018»
1
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

2
February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

3
February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

4
February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

56
February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

7
February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

89
February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

10
February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

1112
February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

13
February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

14
February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

15
February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

16
February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

17
February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

18
February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

19
February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

20
February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 3rd of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

21
February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

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February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

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February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

25
February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

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February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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