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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1
February 1

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 1)

Baseball vs, Lynn 6-5

2
February 2

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 2)

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-10

Softball @ Augusta 2-1

Softball @ Augusta 5-2

3
February 3

Esports League of Legends Show Match 2-1

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 8-2

4
February 4

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 3-1

56
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

7
February 7

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 2)

8
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

9
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

10
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

11
February 11

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

12
February 12

Track/Field @ Queens Multi Meet (Day 1) 

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

13
February 13

Track/Field @ Queens Multi Meet (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Coker 62-43

Basketball (M) @ Coker 94-69

1415
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

16
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

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February 18

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

Tennis (W) @ Shaw 7-0

Tennis (M) @ Shaw 5-2

19
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.

20
February 20

Lacrosse (W) vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 4 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Queens 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Queens 8 p.m.

21
February 21

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

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

22
February 22

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

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

Baseball vs. WINGATE 6 p.m.

23
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.

24
February 24

Track/Field @ SAC Championships (Day 2)

Softball vs. EMMANUEL 1 p.m.

Softball vs. EMMANUEL 3 p.m.

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February 26

Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.

27
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.

28
February 28

Lacrosse (W) @ Limestone 4 p.m.

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