Basketball (W)

Women's Basketball Knocks Off NCAA I Coastal Carolina

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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«October 2017»
October 1

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

October 2

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

October 3

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

October 5

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

October 7

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

October 9

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

October 10

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17

October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

October 16

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

October 17

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

October 20

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

Swimming Men @ Wingate 65-177

Swimming Women at Wingate 56-187

Football @ Tusculum 40-13

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 1-2

October 24

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

October 25

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

October 28

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.

Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.

October 31

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

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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