Basketball (W)

Women's Basketball Knocks Off NCAA I Coastal Carolina

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CONWAY, S.C. -- Catawba held Coastal Carolina without a field goal over the final sixth minutes and knocked off the NCAA I Chanticleers 63-58 in women’s basketball action on Wednesday night at the HTC Center.  It was an exhibition game for the Catawba Indians, while CCU fell to 2-3.

In a tight contest, Catawba took a lead midway through the second quarter and held the advantage for most of the game.  Bri Johnson (Statesville, N.C./N. Iredell/Belmont Abbey) scored 15 of her 26 points in the opening half to stake the Lady Indians to a 33-29 edge at the break.

Three-pointers by Johnson and Serena Brown (Ft. Washington, Md./Bowie) put Catawba up 6-2 early.  Coastal Carolina would hold several leads, the largest at 15-12 on a put back by Racheal Gregory inside the final two minutes.  The Chants led 17-16 after a period.

Johnson’s layup at the 5:04 mark of the second quarter gave Catawba a 25-23 edge, a lead it would not surrender until the fourth quarter.  The Lady Indians were threatening to break the game open with a seven-point margin (45-38) inside the final two minutes of the third quarter.

The Chanticleers got a second-chance three-pointer by Ced Gibson and a layup by Alexis Robinson to close within 45-43 with 10 minutes left.  Another Gibson three-pointer to start the fourth quarter ended an 8-0 run, giving CCU a 46-45 lead.

A layup Terri Rogers (Burlington, N.C./E. Alamance) and a three-pointer by Johnson put Catawba back on top at 52-49 with 7:18 left.  Gibson hit her third triple of the contest with 6:18 remaining to tie the game at 54-all, but CCU would score only four more points the rest of the way, all at the line.

Brown knocked down a three-pointer with 4:42 remaining, putting Catawba up to stay at 57-54.  Yasmin Miller hit one of two at the line to close the margin to 59-56 with 2:23 left, but a pair of fouls on the Chanticleers helped Catawba run the clock down inside a minute before CCU got the ball back.

Miller hit two free throws with 23 seconds left to make it a one-point game, but Johnson answered with 20 seconds left to push the lead back three at 61-58.  CCU missed a three-pointer and a layup inside the final 10 second before Johnson claimed the final rebound.  She converted two more free throws with 1.9 ticks left to seal the win.

Johnson hit on 7-of-15 shots and was a perfect 10-for-10 at the in scoring her game-high 26 points.  Rogers collected a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds.  Brown had eight points, seven rebounds and five assists.

Gibson led CCU with 16 points.  Gregory had a double-double of 14 points and 13 boards.  Robinson had eight points with 10 rebounds and Miller ended up with nine points.

Both teams shot around 35% with CCU holding a 46-39 edge on the boards.  Catawba had 15 turnovers and the Chanticleers 16.  It marked Catawba’s first win over a NCAA I opponent since the 1999-00 season with the Lady Indians topped Winthrop 60-54.

Catawba returns to league action on Saturday, traveling to Tusculum for a 2 pm tip.

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Today's Events

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC),
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Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE, 4:00VideoStats

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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) 

Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

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.

24
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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