January 5, 2019
Webb Drops Career-High 19 Points in Loss at Carson-Newman
JEFFERSON CITY, TENN. – A valiant effort by the Catawba women’s basketball team came up short against Carson-Newman, Saturday at Holt Fieldhouse.
With the loss, the Lady Indians dropped to 7-5 overall and 2-3 in league play, while the Eagles improved to 11-3 overall and 4-2 in the SAC.
Senior Elizabeth Webb led Catawba with a career-high 19 points.
Despite their best shooting performance from the field at 46 percent, the Lady Indians’ defense was unable to slow down Carson-Newman.
The Eagles shot 55 percent from the field, including 47 percent from 3-point range. The first half was a back-and-forth affair, which saw six ties and five lead changes. With the game knotted at 29-29, Carson-Newman closed the half with a 17-9 run, giving the Eagles a 46-38 advantage.
Catawba trailed by 13 after three quarters but had a chance to get back in the game in the final 10 minutes. The Lady Indians held their opponent scoreless for over five minutes in the middle of the frame but went into a shooting slump of their own.
Talia Barnes and Shemya Stanbeck joined Webb in double-digit scoring for Catawba. Barnes dropped in 14, while Stanbeck finished with 11, one off her career best. Taisha DeShazo grabbed a team high six rebounds and led the squad with four assists.
South Atlantic Conference Pre-Season Player of the Year, Haris Price was unstoppable for Carson-Newman. She tallied 39 points, while Kayla Marosites recorded 18 and Addison netted 16.
Inside the Numbers:
- Webb tallied 33 points in three games this week, which is 33.3 percent of her season total.
- With her 14 points, Barnes has recorded 10 points or more in eight of the 12 games and four straight.
- Catawba outscored Carson-Newman 27-20 on points-off-turnovers and 17-10 on second-chance points.
- The 46.3 percent (31-of-67) field-goal percentage is the best by Catawba this season.
The Lady Indians return home to open a three-game home stand, beginning with Coker at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Catawba Lady Indians
Terrence Baxter, Head Coach
We played tough but they played like the veteran team that they are. Every time we made a mistake, they capitalized on it. We grow up and get better with each game. Proud of these ladies work ethic, heart and hustle.
RE: Haris Price’s performance
She was the best player on the floor and she controlled the game for her team.
RE: Elizabeth Webb’s performance
Lizzy is leading by voice and actions. She is doing all the little things that make a team successful. We challenge her daily and as a senior she is answering the bell for us. Right now, she is the only player that we can’t afford to play without. She is finishing her career in stellar fashion – the way a senior should
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