Basketball (W)

Deshazo's Double-Double Lifts Indians to Win in Home Opener

SALISBURY, N.C. – Catawba women’s basketball rookie Head Coach Terrence Baxter recorded his first career win when his team won their home opener against Fayetteville State Saturday.

The Lady Indians improved to 1-2 on the season with the victory at Goodman Gym.

“This was a great win,” Baxter said. “We played great team defense.”

Taisha DeShazo recorded a double-double with 21 points and 10 boards, pacing the Lady Indians to a 76-56 win over Fayetteville State, which dropped to 2-2 on the season. She went 7-for-15 from the field (46.7 percent) and added six free throws on nine attempts.

“Taisha promised the team a good game – shed did that and more,” Baxter said.

The Lady Indians ran off 17 consecutive points over the final four minutes of the first half, grabbing a 13-point advantage after 20 minutes of play. After a back-and-forth battle through the first quarter and half of the second, Catawba turned a 29-25 deficit into 42-29 advantage at intermission.

During the run, Catawba was 5-of-8 from the field, including 2-of-4 from deep, adding five points at the free-throw line. In a 35-second span, Elizabeth Wood buried back-to-back three pointers, turning the Lady Indians’ three-point deficit into a 32-29 lead with 2:37 remaining in the first half. Wood’s second trey was the seventh lead change of the half, but Catawba did not surrender it again over the remaining 22 minutes of play.

Wood, who was 4-of-7 from the field, did not attempt a two-point shot or free throw and finished with 12 points. Keyotta Garris added 12 points and eight rebounds, while Talia Barnes netted 10 points. Madison Hallman came off the bench and added 10 points, with seven of those coming at the charity stripe on eight shots.

Shemya Stanbeck corralled a game-high 12 boards for the Lady Indians, dropped five assists and added two steals. The 5-5 guard from Kannapolis, N.C. snagged 11 of her 12 boards in the first half.

“Talia and Keyotta handled the post and my point guards came to play,” Baxter said.

Catawba held a double-digit lead the entire second half, extending its lead to 59-39 after three quarters. The Broncos called a timeout with just under eight minutes remaining and Baxter began to empty the Lady Indians’ bench but their lead grew to its largest margin at 27, when Anna Gardner drained both free throws. Gardner’s two free throws gave Catawba a 74-47 lead with 3:24 remaining. Fayetteville State closed the game on a 9-2 run, lifting the Lady Indians to the 20-point win.

Aminata Johnson led the Broncos with 12 points and nine rebounds, while Brittany Drumgoogle added 10 points. Yakima tallied nine points, and team highs in blocked shots with six and three steals.

Inside the Numbers:
- The 56 points is the fewest allowed by Catawba this season.
- Catawba shot 36.7 percent (22-60) from the field, including 33.3 percent from deep (7-21).
- Fayetteville State went 25-60 (41.7) percent from the field, but just 2-19 (10.5) from behind the arc.
- The Lady Indians outrebounded the Broncos 51-30, including 19-6 on the offensive glass.
- Catawba made 25-of-33 free-throw attempts (75.8 percent), while FSU was 4-of-9 (44.4 percent)

Next Up:
Catawba travels to Banner Elk, N.C. Monday for a 5 p.m. tip-off at Lees-McRae. The game was postponed from Thursday, due to inclement weather. It is the final contest before the Lady Indians’ break for the Thanksgiving holiday and the last non-conference game before opening up South Atlantic Conference play at Newberry Nov. 28.

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«February 2019»
February 1

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 1)

Baseball vs, Lynn 6-5

February 2

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 2)

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-10

Softball @ Augusta 2-1

Softball @ Augusta 5-2

February 3

Esports League of Legends Show Match 2-1

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 8-2

February 4

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 3-1

February 6

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 1)

Softball vs. LIMESTONE 5-6

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 9-7

Softball vs. LIMESTONE 0-2

Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 41-56

Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 84-75

February 7

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 2)

February 8

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 3)

Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 1)

Baseball vs. WEST VIRGINIA ST. 10-3

Baseball vs. WEST VIRGINIA ST. 10-3

February 9

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-5th

Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 2)

Tennis (W) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7-0

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 13-17

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 7-4

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 82-61

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 9-0

Basketball (M) @ Mars HIll 89-66

February 10

Softball vs. VIRGINIA ST. 12-4

Baseball vs. MARS HILL 15-0

Softball vs. VIRGINIA ST. 10-2

Baseball vs. MARS HILL 11-1

February 11

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Collegiate - Day 1 (St. Johns GC)

February 12

Track/Field @ Queens Multi Meet (Day 1) 

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Collegiate - Day 2 (St. Johns GC) 19th of 19

February 13

Track/Field @ Queens Multi Meet (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Coker 62-43

Basketball (M) @ Coker 94-69

February 15

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Softball @ Barton 7-2

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 13-1

Lacrosse (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-10

Softball @ Barton 0-1

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-3

February 16

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 7-1

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 57-90

Lacrosse (W) @ Mount Olive 8-17

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 90-75

February 18

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

Tennis (W) @ Shaw 7-0

Tennis (M) @ Shaw 5-2

February 19

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 3rd of 10

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY, ppd. 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 13-1

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY, ppd. 3 p.m.

February 20

Lacrosse (W) vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 12-9

Basketball (W) @ Queens 65-50

Basketball (M) @ Queens 8 p.m.

February 21

Tennis (W) vs. LEES-McRAE, ppd 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. LEES-McRAE, ppd 2 p.m.

February 22

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE, ppd 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE, ppd. 2 p.m.

Baseball vs. WINGATE 6 p.m.

February 23

Track/Field @ SAC Championships (Day 1)

Softball @ USC Aiken 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 2 p.m.

Softball @ USC Aiken 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. WINGATE 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Florida Tech 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. WINGATE 6 p.m.

February 24

Track/Field @ SAC Championships (Day 2)

Softball vs. EMMANUEL 1 p.m.

Softball vs. EMMANUEL 3 p.m.

February 26

Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.

February 27

Tennis (M) vs. JC SMITH 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 8 p.m.

February 28

Lacrosse (W) @ Limestone 4 p.m.

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