Basketball (W)

Women's Basketball Uses Big Second Half to Knock Off Newberry

NEWBERRY, S.C. -- Catawba junior Terri Rogers (Burlington, N.C./E. Alamance) scored 25 points to lead the visiting Catawba Indians to a 70-52 South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball win over Newberry on Wednesday night at Eleazer Arena.  The Catawba Indians improve 11-5 overall and 8-3 in the SAC with the Wolves falling to 11-6 and 6-5.

Catawba pulled away in the third quarter to take the win.  Trailing 37-34 after a three-pointer by Newberry’s Nicola Handreck, the Lady Indians responded with an 11-0 run.  Rogers started the push with a layup and Bri Johnson (Statesville, N.C./N. Iredell/Belmont Abbey) followed with a three-pointer to put Catawba up to stay at 39-37 with 6:34 left.

A three-pointer by Elizabeth Webb (Statesville, N.C./W. Iredell) upped the margin to 50-39 at the end of the third quarter.  The Lady Indians kept a double-digit lead the rest of the way going up by 15 midway through the final period and as much as 20 in the closing minutes.

Rogers connected on 10-of-15 shots in scoring her game-high total with 15 coming in the opening half.  Johnson had 10 of her 12 points after the break.  Madison Hallman (Thomasville, N.C./E. Davidson) connected for 10 points.

Shelby Britten tallied 21 points for Newberry, but was only 7-of-21 from the field and 3-of-12 from behind the arc.  Handreck and Meg Essex each tossed in 12 points.  Handreck also struggled shooting, making 4-of-18 shots and only 1-of-10 from long range.

Catawba got off to a quick start, hitting 10-of-13 shot in the first quarter to go up 22-14.  The Lady Indians made just 3-of-14 in the second quarter as Newberry closed the gap to 30-27.  The Wolves started the second half on a three-pointer by Britten and two layups by Essex.  Handreck’s lone three-pointer gave Newberry a brief lead at 37-34 before the 11-0 Catawba run.

 After its struggles in the second quarter, Catawba went on to can 52% in the second half and hit on an even 50% (25-of-50) for the game.  Newberry made just 18-of-64 (28%) of its attempts and were 4-of-27 (15%) behind the arc.  The Lady Indians held a 42-35 edge on the boards.

Catawba returns home on Saturday, hosting Tusculum at 2 pm.  The teams met earlier in December with the Lady Indians claiming a 60-55 victory.

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Today's Events

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC),
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC),
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry, 1:30
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry, 1:30


«October 2017»
October 1

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

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

October 2

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

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

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

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 (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

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) 

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1:30 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 1:30 p.m.

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 7:30 p.m.

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.

October 20

Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.

October 21

Swimming @ Wingate

Cross Country @ SAC Championships

Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.

Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.

October 24

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

October 25

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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Soccer (M) Team Photo