November 29, 2003
Women's Basketball falls to Virginia UnionSALISBURY, NC – Virginia Union and Shepherd each rallied in the final half to gain wins on the second day of action at the All Sport Classic Women’s Basketball Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym. Virginia Union (3-1) defeated host Catawba (2-3) 66-62, while Shepherd (2-4) topped Virginia State (1-4) 73-71. Catawba and Virginia Union battled through six ties and 10 lead changes until VUU rallied over the final eight minutes. The Panthers led 33-32 at the break after tournament MVP Pria Stellmacher (Suitland, MD) hit a jumper at the buzzer. The Lady Indians took control early in the second half, using a 6-0 run to grab a 51-44 lead with 12:32 left. Catawba held a 57-49 lead with eight minutes to play, but would score only three points the rest of the way. Stellmacher scored eight straight points to tie the game at 57-57 with 2:30 left. Danyel Locklear (Pembroke, NC) regained the lead for Catawba at 59-57 with 2:11 remaining, but the Panthers got a free throw from Danielle Hoggard (Richmond, VA) and two more by Shanell Roberts (Miami, FL) to take a 60-59 lead with 1:24 left. Stellmacher would score the final six points, four coming at the line to help VUU to the win. Stellmacher finished with 28 points to lead VUU. Hoggard joined her on the all-tournament team as did Catawba’s Ashley Cox (Richmond, VA) and Locklear. Locklear had 12 points and 13 rebounds. Aisha Stewart (Topeka, KS) led the lady Indians with 14 points, while Isiaette Darden (Wilson, NC) added 13. In the opening game, Shepherd overcame 12-point second half deficit and defeated Virginia State 73-71. Gaynell Reese (Maple Heights, OH) hit a layup with 27 seconds remaining to break a 71-71 tie and lift the Lady Rams to the win. Monique Mason (Woodbridge, VA) misfired from 15 feet as time expired in an attempt to send the game to overtime. Virginia State had erased a 10-point first half deficit and led 39-31 at the break. They outscored the Lady Rams 22-4 over a six-minute span late in the period. The Panthers held a 12-point lead early in the second half before foul trouble began to take its toll. Virginia State’s Areyal Hall (Forestville, MD) picked up her fourth foul with 15:35 left and Erica Glasper (Richmond, VA) was saddled with her fourth at the 12:08 mark with the Panthers leading 54-42. Reese converted a three-point play at that point and Shepherd would get within 61-60 on a three-point play by Carrie Kunkel (Gettysburg, PA) with 58-57 with eight minutes remaining. A jumper by Ashley von Norden (Hagerstown, MD) with 4:05 left tied the game at 64-64. Reese gave Shepherd a lead on a jumper at the 3:01 mark, but Hall answered with 2:43 to go and converted a free throw for a 67-66 Virginia State lead. Reese would again put the Lady Rams on top with a jumper at the 1:40 mark, but Mason converted two free throws for a 69-68 VSU lead. Cassie Murray (Cumberland, MD) connected on a three-pointer with 1:08 left to give the Lady Rams a 71-69 edge, then Alonna Marble (Capital Heights, MD) tied the game on a layup to set up Reese’s game-winner. Murray led all scorers with 24 for Shepherd and added eight rebounds and five blocks. Reese had 19 points and eight boards, while von Norden collected 14 points and dished out five assists. Glasper led VSU with 22 points, while Marble had 19 points and six rebounds. Hall had 17 points and six boards. #####
|Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1),||Stats|
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2-3
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-5
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 1-4
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 4-1
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-5
Softball @ Limestone 8-1
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA TECH 15-7
Softball @ Limestone 1-2
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)
Lacrosse (W) vs. FELICIAN 24-1
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 11
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 2nd of 17
Baseball @ Tampa 5-9
Softball vs. KING 3-17
Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESTNUT HILL 16-15
Softball vs. KING 2-0
Baseball @ Tampa 8-12
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-6
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-3
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-4
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 9-3
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-2
Tennis (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-8
Tennis (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2-7
Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 11-0
Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 13-9
Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 25-8
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 1 (Monroe CC)
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 2 (Monroe CC) 5th of 12
Baseball vs. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 6-8
Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 16-6
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Prelims)
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 0-7
Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 0-9
Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 1-8
Lacrosse (W) vs. INDIANA,PA 7-25
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 3-7
Lacrosse (M) @ Coker 14-8
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Finals)
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 1)
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Prelims) 10 a.m.
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1-10
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Finals) 6 p.m.
Track/Field @ UNC Pembroke Braves Classic
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 2)
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 19-10
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 13-12
Tennis (M) @ Tusculum 3-6
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 10-6
Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 0-9
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 7-8
Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC)
Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 1 (Rolling Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC) 4th of 10
Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC) 6th of 11
Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 12-11
Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 5-12
Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 2-7
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 1-2
Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 1-8
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 8-1
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1)
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) @ Lincoln Memorial noon
Softball vs MARS HILL 1 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.
Softball vs MARS HILL 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.
Baseball @ Mars Hill 3:30 p.m.
Baseball @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.
Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 1 (River Landing GC)
Lacrosse (W) @ Coker 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 2 (River Landing GC)
Tennis (W) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 1)
Softball @ Tusculum 1 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 2 p.m.
Softball @ Tusculum 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 5 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL noon
Baseball @ Anderson 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 3 p.m.
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