Basketball (W)

Women's Basketball suffers second straight league defeat

MARS HILL, NC Mars Hill College placed four players in double figures as the Lions defeated visiting Catawba 73-62 in South Atlantic Conference women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon in Stanford Arena. MHC has won six of their last eight contests and improve to 8-6 overall and 2-1 in the SAC. Catawba falls to 9-7 and 1-2. Mars Hill led by 10 points in the first half with 7:32 on the clock after Lindsay Roberts (Murphy, NC) hit a shot in the lane. The Lions would hold on to a slim three-point advantage (30-27) at the break. The Lady Indians connected on only 23.5% (8-34) of their field goal attempts in the opening frame. Catawba opened the second half on a 9-4 run to take a 36-34 lead with 16:26 on the clock after Aisha Stewart (Topeka, KS) hit a 3-pointer. Mars Hill then outscored the Indians 11-8 over the next three minutes of play to take a one-point (45-44) lead with 13:14 left in the contest after Tiffany Atkins (Barnardsville, NC) nailed a shot from behind the arc. MHC would not trail after this point. The Lions went on to lead by as many as 13 points (71-58) at the 2:03 mark after Crystal Davis (Crossville, TN) hit a lay-up. The game saw four ties and six lead changes. MHC scored 30 points in the paint, hit 48.3% (28-58) of their field goal attempts, and out rebounded Catawba 45-41. Atkins and Lindsey Jones (Crossville, TN) led the Lions with 14 points apiece. Atkins recorded 10 boards. Davis added 12 points and 11 rebounds while Roberts came off the Lion bench to post 11 points and four rebounds. Abby DeBusk (New Tazewell, TN), who has been a very consistent player for MHC, finished with nine points, six rebounds, and four assists. Danyel Locklear (Pembroke, NC) led all scorers with 22 points and 15 rebounds. Ingrid Easter (Cana, VA) scored nine points before fouling out of the contest at the 4:32 mark. #####

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