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Women's Basketball Bounces Back, Defeating LMU 65-47

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SALISBURY, N.C. - - Catawba Lady Indians bounced back and defeated the visiting Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters, 65-47, in South Atlantic Conference Women’s Basketball action Saturday afternoon in Goodman Gymnasium. The win improves Catawba’s record to 10-8 for the season and 8-3 in the SAC, while LMU drops to 10-7 and 6-5 in the conference.

Catawba shot 47% from the field and 75% from the free throw line in today’s game. Serena Brown led the Lady Indians offense with 17 points and seven assists. Terri Rogers added 15 points and nine rebounds and Toni Tucker posted 10 points for Catawba. The Railsplitters shot just 26% and were led by Emily Griffith’s 12 points.

The Lady Indians took immediate control on a three by Brown with just seven seconds ticked off the clock. Catawba dominated the opening quarter, only allowing LMU to score six point and finishing with a 25-6 point edge. The Lady Indians remained in charge, and built their lead to 21 midway through the second 10-minute period. Catawba took a 43-21 advantage into the break.

The Lady Indians came back from the half relentless, building a 29 point margin with just under four minutes left in the third quarter. A Madison Hallman free throw with two seconds remaining, gave Catawba 57-36 point lead to begin the fourth 10-minutes. The Lady Indians cruised to the end of the game, only letting the Railsplitters come within 17 points.

Catawba will return to Goodman Gym on Wednesday in South Atlantic Conference action as they host Queens University at 6 pm.

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