Basketball (W)

Women's Basketball Downs Queens in League Opener


CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Catawba stayed unbeaten in women’s basketball, collecting a 70-57 win against host Queens on Wednesday night at Curry Arena. The Catawba Indians got a double-double of 10 points and 17 rebounds from Janiya Downs in improving to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the SAC. The Royals fall to 1-1 and 0-1.

Catawba doubled up Queens 16-8 in the first quarter and led 35-20 at the break. The Lady Indians led by as many as 21 points late in the third quarter before Queens rallied back within single digits.

Queens scored at the buzzer of the third quarter to trail 56-37 and kept that momentum over the opening minutes of the fourth. Catawba failed to score for nearly two and half minutes as Queens pushed its run to 12-0 to trim the margin to 56-47 with 7:57 left.

Downs ended the run, but Queens kept the game in reach until the final minutes. With Catawba up 62-55, Lyrik Thorne hit a jumper and Taisha DeShazo deposited a three-pointer after a turnover to up the Lady Indian lead to 67-55 with 1:45 to go.

Catawba held a 54-44 edge on the boards and grabbed 22 offensive rebounds. That helped the Lady Indians out-score Queens 19-6 on second-chance points. Catawba also was +5 in turnover margin and scored 29 points off 24 Royal miscues.

Sara McIntosh led Catawba with 15 points and added eight rebounds, while DeShazo added 14 and seven boards. Thorne tossed in a dozen with Shemya Stanback grabbing 10 rebounds and handing out five assists. Downs added six assists.

Kalaya Hall led Queens with 25 points. Kiana Barkhoff had eight points and 10 rebounds. The Royas shot 34% in the loss and made only three three-pointer to nine for Catawba.

Catawba hosts Tusculum on Saturday at 2 p.m. in its home opener.

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«November 2021»
November 3

Soccer (M) NEWBERRY 3-2

Volleyball @ Queens 0-3

Soccer (W) NEWBERRY 2-0

November 5

Basketball (M) @ East Tennessee St. (Exhib.) L,58-91

November 6

Cross Country @ NCAA II Southeast Regional (Milliken Research Park) M-3rd;W-11th

Football UVA WISE 7-30

Soccer (M) @ Limestone (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 1-0

Volleyball CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2

Soccer (W) NEWBERRY (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 1-0

November 10

Volleyball COKER (Senior Night) 3-0

November 12

Soccer (W) v. Carson-Newman (SAC Tournament Semifinals at Mecklenburg Co. Sportsplex) 3-0

Swimming Men @ Wingate 88-117

Swimming Men v. Lenoir-Rhyne 102-95

Basketball (M) v. JC Smith 81-69

Basketball (W) v. North Greenville 86-56

Soccer (M) v. Mars Hill (SAC Tournament Semifinals at Mecklenburg Co. Sportsplex) 2-3

November 13

Swimming WOMEN vs. WINGATE 46-155

Swimming WOMEN vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 80-117

Football @ Lenoir-Rhyne 3-56

Basketball (M) v. UNC Pembroke 68-92

Basketball (W) @ Belmont Abbey 74-43

Volleyball @ Wingate 1-3

November 14

Soccer (W) v. Queens (SAC Tournament Championship - Mecklenburg Co. Sportsplex) 1-0

November 16

Volleyball @ Tusculum (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 0-3

November 17

Basketball (W) @ Queens 70-57

Basketball (M) @ Queens 71-82

November 19

Swimming @ Union College Invitational (Day 1) 

Soccer (W) LENOIR-RHYNE (NCAA II Southeast Region Round 1) 0-0

November 20

Swimming @ Union College Invitational (Day 2) 

Cross Country Men @ NCAA II Championships (Abbey Golf Course) 33rd

Basketball (W) TUSCULUM 69-58

Basketball (M) TUSCULUM 74-86

November 21

Swimming @ Union College Invitational (Day 3) 

Soccer (W) Queens vs. Lenoir-RHyne (NCAA II Southeast Region Round 2) 2 p.m.

November 23

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 60-57

Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 77-93

November 27

Basketball (W) MARS HILL 87-60

Basketball (M) MARS HILL 75-89


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