Basketball (W)

Garris, Wampler Shine in Road Loss at No. 24 Anderson

ANDERSON, S.C. – Keyotta Garris and Mercedes Wampler combined for 29 of the 60 points off-the-bench for Catawba women’s basketball against Anderson Saturday at the Abney Center.

Junior College transfer, Garris, went 7-of-11 from the field, recording 14 points and adding three boards in 14 minutes of action. The seven made field goals and 14 points are career high. Wampler, a true freshman, totaled 15 points in the Lady Indians 100-60 loss.

Ranked No. 24 in the latest Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Poll, the Lady Trojans jumped out to a 29-11 lead after 10 minutes of action, improving to 15-2 overall and 9-0 in South Atlantic Conference play.

Combined with Anderson’s hot shooting and plagued by their own cold shooting, the Lady Indians dropped to 9-7, 4-5.

Catawba found itself in an early 13-4 hole and was unable to dig themselves out of it.

The Lady Indians’ Madison Hallman filled the stat sheet with six points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals.

Reigning South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week Alexy Mollenhauer led four Lady Trojans’ players in double figures with a game-high 29. Ace Easter dropped in 12 points, while Makayla Green added 11. Madison Baggett finished with 10 points.

Inside the Numbers:
- The 40-point loss is the largest defeat for the Lady Indians this season.
- Anderson is the first team to score over 90 points against Catawba.
- Wampler netted double-digit scoring performances five times this year.
- Catawba made 30.3 percent (23-of-76) of its field-goal attempts, including 6-for-23 (26.1 percent) from 3-point range
- Anderson converted 54.4 percent (37-of-68) of its shots from the floor, making 8-of-16 (50 percent) from long range.

Next Up:
Catawba closes out the first half of its South Atlantic Conference schedule Wednesday at Lenoir-Rhyne in Hickory, North Carolina. Tip-off is at 6 p.m

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