Basketball (W)

DeShazo Sets School Record with 42 Points in Win vs UVA-Wise

Salisbury, NC -- It was a record-setting night as Catawba (7-0, 3-0 SAC) defeated UVA-Wise (5-3, 1-2 SAC) 101-86 tonight inside Goodman Gym. Taisha DeShazo led the Indians in their come from behind win with 42 points, which is both a career high and a new women's basketball school record. 

DeShazo lead the comeback after Catawba struggled in the first half on the offensive end. The Indians scored 23 in the first quarter but put up just 9 points in the second. UVA would carry a 44-32 lead into halftime. 

DeShazo and the Catawba offense would take over in the 2nd half, however, as they shot 64% in the half to storm ahead and not look back. DeShazo shot 13-24 from the floor and went 7-14 from three point land. 

The third quarter was a wild one as the Indians would out-score the Cavaliers 46-17. Nothing UVA-Wise could do would stop the Catawba attack as the Indians took control of the game. 

Shemya Stanbeck was the second highest scorer for the Indians with 14 points while going 4-5 from the field. Sara McIntosh added 13 points and 3 rebounds on the night. 

Catawba will look to extend their seven game winning streak to start the season when they travel to Mars Hill next Saturday at 2 pm.

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