Basketball (W)

Catawba Dominates Livingstone 83-57

SALISBURY, N.C. – After two losses at the start of the Terrence Baxter era, his Catawba women’s basketball team won four of the last five games.

With an 83-57 victory over crosstown rival, Livingstone, at Goodman Gym Wednesday, the Lady Indians improved to 4-3. The Lady Blue Bears dropped to 3-5 on the campaign.

The Lady Indians got off to a slow start with turnovers and cold shooting, before Madison Hallman made a lay-up with 5:46 left in the opening period. The field goal cut the deficit to 7-5. She tallied 11 of her 14 points in the opening frame.

Catawba outscored the Lady Blue Bears 29-13 over the rest of the period and led 34-20, after the first 10 minutes of play.

The Indians continued strong in the second period and led 53-30 at the break. They built their largest lead of the game at 77-43 with 8:50 left in regulation.

Hallman, who went 5-of-6 from the field and hit all four of her 3-point attempts, was joined in double figures by three other Lady Indians. Talia Barnes added 19 points and eight rebounds, while Taisha DeShazo tallied 16 points and grabbed nine boards. Elizabeth Webb registered 12 points and five assists.

Daisa Harris led Livingstone with 22 points and Adel Allen added 15.

Inside the Numbers:
- The 83 points and 29 made field goals are the most by the Lady Indians this season.
- Catawba shot 45.3 percent (29-of-64) from the field, including 37.5 percent from deep (9-of-24).
- The 45.3 shooting percent and nine made treys are season best.
- Catawba outrebounded the Lady Blue Bears 49-35.
- Livingstone was 19-of-61 (12.5 percent) from the field, including 3-of-24 (31.1 percent) from long range.

Next Up:
The Lady Indians step away from competition for 10 days to focus on final exams. They return to action at home against South Atlantic Conference foe Mars Hill Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Postgame Quotes:
Head Coach Terrence Baxter

Opening Statement:
I was very happy with the defense but it is still a work in progress, as is the offense. Slowly but surely we are getting into the style we want to play. We are still not playing fast enough.

RE: Madison Hallman
She started the game on fire, knocking down 4-of-4 from 3-point range but she picked up two quick fouls.

RE: Talia Barnes
She is unstoppable in the paint and is a constant problem for teams.

RE: Taisha DeShazo
She was the best player on the floor.

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