Basketball (W)

Lady Indians Upend Rival Lenoir-Rhyne 82-74

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HICKORY, N.C. – Head Coach Terrence Baxter’s subtle change in his starting lineup paid huge dividends for the Catawba women’s basketball team as they overcame an eight-point first quarter deficit at rival Lenoir-Rhyne’s Shuford Memorial Gym Wednesday.

Behind a career-high 18 points by sophomore Anna Gardner, the Indians improved to 10-7 overall and 5-5 in the South Atlantic Conference, with an 82-74 victory. The Bears dropped to 9-9 on the season, including 4-6 in league action.

Gardner, who came off the bench the last seven games, went 7-of-11 (64 percent) from the floor and knocked down three of her five attempts from 3-point range.

Hot shooting early from the Bears staked them to their largest lead of the game at 18-10 with six minutes, 31 seconds remaining in the opening quarter. The Lady Indians matched the Bears’ opening run over the next six and a half minutes, evening the score at 28-28. Catawba rode the momentum and led 41-37, after the first 20 minutes of play.

After the teams trade small runs in the third period, Catawba carried a five-point lead into the final 10 minutes at 54-49.

In the highest scoring quarter of the contest, the Lady Indians secured the victory with a 28-25 advantage in the final stanza. During the frame, Gardner netted 13 points, knocking down 5-of-6 shots from the field including all three triples.

Talia Barnes and Taisha DeShazo joined Gardner in double-digit scoring with 17 and 13 points. Shemya Stanbeck snagged a team-high 10 rebounds and Mercedes Wampler’s five assists paced the squad.

Kendell Toineeta dropped a game-high 25 points, leading three Bears with at least 10 points. Madi Suddreth tallied 15, while Kennedy Weight netted 14.

Inside the Numbers:
- Catawba owned the paint, outscoring Lenoir-Rhyne 28-12.
- The Lady Indians moved into a fifth-place tie in the South Atlantic Conference.
- Catawba converted 16-of-17 (94 percent) free-throw attempts, while the Bears went 10-for-13 (77 percent) from the line.
- The Indians are 6-4 in their last 10 contests, alternating wins and losses over the last seven.
- Lenoir-Rhyne leads the all-time series 43-39.

Next Up:
Catawba concludes the three-game road trip in Greeneville, Tennessee Saturday. Start time for the contest between the Lady Indians and Tusculum is 2 p.m.

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April 1

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (WindRiver GC)

Golf (W) @ McAmis Memorial - Day 1 (Link Hills CC)

2
April 2

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 2 (WindRiver GC) 17th of 20

Golf (W) @ McAmis Memorial - Day 2 (Link HIlls CC) 1st of 6

Baseball vs. BARTON 12-2

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April 3

Softball @ Wingate 6-5

Tennis (W) vs. QUEENS 2-5

Tennis (M) vs. QUEENS 2-5

Softball @ Wingate 2-6

Lacrosse (W) vs. QUEENS 8-17

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April 5

Lacrosse (M) @ Limestone 7-24

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April 6

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football BLUE/WHITE SPRING GAME

Softball @ King 10-1

Baseball vs. QUEENS 16-10

Softball @ King 1-7

Baseball vs. QUEENS 8-3

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April 7

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Lake Hickory CC)

Baseball vs. QUEENS 2-5

Softball @ Lees-McRae, ccd. 1 p.m.

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April 8

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Lake Hickory CC)

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April 9

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Lake Hickory CC) 9th of 11

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April 10

Tennis (W) @ Anderson 2-5

Tennis (M) @ Anderson 1-6

Softball vs. COKER 2-1

Softball vs. COKER 1-0

Lacrosse (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 15-16

Baseball vs. LANDER 14-11

Lacrosse (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 5-17

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April 11

Tennis (M) @ Newberry 2-5

Tennis (W) @ Newberry 6-1

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April 12

Baseball @ Newberry 2-4

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April 13

Tennis (M) vs. Tusculum 1-6

Tennis (W) vs. Tusculum 0-7

Baseball @ Newberry 5-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. QUEENS 13-12

Softball @ Mars Hill 1-9

Softball @ Mars Hill 8-3

Baseball @ Newberry 2-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. YOUNG HARRIS 19-16

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April 14

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Camden CC)

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April 15

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Camden CC)

Tennis (M) @ Wingate (SAC Tournament Quarterfinals) 0-4

Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 18-6

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April 16

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Camden CC) 9th of 11

Tennis (W) @ Tusculum (SAC Tournament - Quarterfinals) 1-4

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 4-3

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April 17

Softball vs. NEWBERRY 10-12

Softball vs. NEWBERRY 2-5

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 9-6

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April 18

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

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April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-6th;W-8th

Lacrosse (W) vs. Tusculum 16-6

Lacrosse (M) vs. Tusculum 10-11

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April 22

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 5-8

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1-3

Baseball @ USC Aiken 8-4

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April 23

Lacrosse (W) vs, WINGATE (SAC Tournament -1st Round) 9-11

Baseball @ Winston-Salem St. 9-2

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April 26

Lacrosse (M) vs. Queens (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 7 p.m.

Baseball vs. Tusculum (SAC Tournament) 7:30 p.m.

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April 27

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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April 28

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

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April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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