Basketball (W)

Women's Basketball Improves to 9-0 For First Time in School History

Daytona Beach, FL -- The Catawba women's basketball team made history Monday night as they advanced to 9-0 on the season after a win over Embry-Riddle (5-5, 3-1 SSC) 82-74. The win breaks the previous record of an 8-0 start to a season in 1998-99.

The Indians got out to a 9 point lead after the first quarter of the contest. The second period saw the Eagles close the gap as they out-scored Catawba 26-20. Taisha DeShazo scored 9 of her 20 points in the first half, while Lyrik Thorne scored 6 of her 14 in the half.

Eleven different Catawba players scored in the first half as the Indians showed off their depth early. Catawba shot 38% from the floor in the half while also going 6-7 from the foul line.

Sarah Jones was the high scorer for Embry-Riddle scoring 23 points, with 14 coming in the first half. For the game Jones shot 50% from the floor as well as from behind the arc.

The third quarter saw both offenses struggle as the Eagles scored just 5 points. The Indians would score 15 points in the period to extend their advantage to 13 heading into the fourth quarter.

The Eagles' comeback came up short as they out-scored Catawba 27-22 in the final period, but it wouldn't be enough as the Indians held on to get the victory.

Shemya Stanbeck came through with a big game scoring 13 points and grabbing 9 rebounds. Junior Anna Gardner put up 8 points while going 3-4 from the floor.

The Indians bench came through once again in this one as they out-scored Embry-Riddle's bench 35-14. Catawba also dominated the paint by scoring 42 points while the Eagles scored 28.

Catawba will take on UNC-Wilmington in an exhibition game this Thursday in Myrtle Beach, SC. The game is scheduled for 8 pm. They will get back into conference play January 2nd when they host Wingate.

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«January 2020»
January 2

Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 78-58

January 4

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 68-69

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 98-91

January 8

Basketball (W) @ Coker 76-66

Basketball (M) @ Coker 85-81

January 10

Swimming WOMEN vs. QUEENS 39-165

Swimming MEN vs. QUEENS 29-167

January 11

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 60-56

Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 85-110

January 15

Basketball (W) @ Queens 70-57

Basketball (M) @ Queens 80-90

January 17

Swimming MEN vs. WINGATE w/LR

January 18

Swimming Women @ Lenoir-Rhyne w/Wingate

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 67-57

Basketball (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 85-91

January 22

Basketball (W) vs. ANDERSON 70-58

Basketball (M) vs. ANDERSON 91-92

January 24

Track/Field @ Liberty Kickoff (Day 1) 

January 25

Swimming Women @ Chowan 141-62

Swimming Men @ Chowan 107-72

Track/Field @ Liberty Kickoff (Day 2)

Basketball (W) vs. TUSCULUM 53-52

Basketball (M) vs. TUSCULUM 82-75

January 29

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 56-69

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 89-86

January 31

Baseball vs. Barton (Steinbrenner Field) 0-1

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