January 2, 2021
Women's Basketball Stays Unbeaten With Win at LR
HICKORY, N.C. -- Catawba continued its strong play late in games, taking a 60-55 win against Lenoir-Rhyne in South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Shuford Gym. The Catawba Indians move to 4-0 on the year and 4-0 in the SAC. The Bears fall to 0-4 and 0-4.
Emily Phillips canned four three-pointers and led Catawba with 14 points. Taisha DeShazo followed with a dozen, while Lyrik Thorne and Marissa Bruce each added 10. Bruce added eight rebounds, five assists and three steals.
Lenoir-Rhyne overcame an early deficit and led 27-24 at the break. The Bears pushed its lead to as many as eight in the third quarter. Two jumpers by Bruce in the final minute of the frame brought Catawba within 44-42 entering the final quarter.
A three-point play by Sara McIntosh closed the gap to 46-45 just a minute in the fourth quarter and her jumper in the lane with 7:03 remaining put Catawba up to stay at 49-48. DeShazo’s layup with 4:16 to go gave the Lady Indians a 54-48 edge.
The Bears got the margin to a single point with 2:41 left after a jumper and three-pointer by Emily Harman. DeShazo’s steal and layup denied LR a change to take the lead with just over a minute remaining. Throne sealed the game with two steals and four free throws in the final 20 seconds.
Hanna McClung had 16 points to pace the Bears. Harman added 13 points, seven rebounds and four steals. Blaikley Crooks tallied 10 points.
The Bears hit on 37% for the game, while Catawba canned 44%, including 52% in the second half. Catawba was +7 in points off turnovers and +5 in second-change points.
The Lady Indians are next set to travel to Queens for a 5:30 p.m. tip-off on Wednesday.
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Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 60-55
Basketball (M) @ Queens 59-77
Basketball (M) TUSCULUM 72-74
Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman, ppd. 5:30 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman, ppd. 5:30 p.m.
Swimming Women @ Wingate w/LR & UNCP 4th
Basketball (M) @ Newberry, ppd. 2 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Newberry, ppd. 2 p.m.
Swimming Men @ Lenoir-Rhyne w/Wingate 3rd
Swimming CHOWAN 1 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2 p.m.
Basketball (W) TUSCULUM 5:30 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Limestone 5:30 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Limestone, ppd. 8 p.m.
Softball @ Augusta noon
Basketball (W) MARS HILL 2 p.m.
Softball @ Augusta 2 p.m.
Basketball (M) MARS HILL 4:30 p.m.
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