November 28, 2003
Cox, Locklear lead Women's Basketball to win over Virginia St.SALISBURY, NC – Catawba College and Virginia Union earned wins on the opening night of action at the All Sport Classic on Friday night at Goodman Gym. Virginia Union (2-1) defeated Shepherd (1-4) 92-82, while host Catawba (2-2) topped Virginia State (1-3) 68-56. Catawba will face Virginia Union and Shepherd will take on Virginia State on Saturday afternoon. Catawba led by four at the half of the nightcap and used 17-5 burst in the first five minutes of the final half to take control at 50-34. Erica Glasper (Richmond, VA) brought VSU within 56-46 on a jumper with 9:17 remaining, but both teams would fail to score three minutes. A layin by Jennifer Rhodan (Dale City, VA) got the Trojanettes within 56-48 with 6:04 left, but Catawba went on an 8-1 run to push the lead back to double-digits with just over two minutes to play. The Lady Indians stormed out of the gates to grab a 21-9 lead after just eight minutes. Ashley Cox (Richmond, VA) had 11 of her game-high 21 points in the opening 11 minutes as Catawba would lead 24-12. Virginia State rallied over the final eight minutes of the half, cutting a 27-16 deficit to 33-29 at the break. Danyel Locklear (Pembroke, NC) posted a double-double for Catawba with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Christina Carmon (Stafford, VA) also reached double figures with 10 points and added six rebounds. Alonna Marble (Capital Heights, MD) led Virginia State 18 points and added eight rebounds. Areyal Hall (Forestville, MD) posted a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. In the opening game, Virginia Union pulled away from Shepherd over the final five minutes to record the 10-point win. Shaaron Atkins’ (Richmond, VA) three-pointer with 5:55 left put the Panthers on top for good at 72-70. Shepherd trailed 74-73 after a three-pointer by Ashley von Norden (Hagerstown, MD) with 5:15 to go, but Virginia Union scored eight straight points to take an 82-73 lead with 2:15 left. Shepherd had led most of the way after taking a 19-16 lead at the 12:06 mark of the opening half following a three-pointer by Cassie Murray (Cumberland, MD). The Lady Rams led by as many as 10 in the opening frame and took a 40-36 lead to the break. The Lady Rams held a nine-point edge at 55-46 with 16:08 remaining, but the Panthers would go on an 11-0 run, capped by an Atkins steal and layup, to lead 57-55 with 11:29 left. Three Virginia Union players eclipsed the 20-point mark, led by Pria Stellmacher (Suitland, MD), who had a game-high 26 points and a dozen rebounds. She added seven assists. Atkins followed with 22 points, while Danielle Hoggard (Richmond, VA) had 20 points and 11 boards. Murray had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead Shepherd, while Lindsay Stewart (Romney, VA) added 16 points, seven rebounds and six assists off the bench. #####
Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70
Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85
Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117
Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95
Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142
Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136
Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88
Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101
Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52
Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71
Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90
Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89
Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL 80-56
Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68
Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 65-73
Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92
Swimming @ Lenoir-Rhyne
Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1)
Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2 p.m.
Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 4 p.m.
Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2)
Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.
Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)
Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)
Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.
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