November 18, 2017
Rogers Nets 20 in Return, but Women's Basketball Falls at Bowie
BOWIE, Md. -- Catawba’s Terri Rogers returned to action for the first time this season and posted a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds, but the Catawba Indians fell to host Bowie State 66-58 in women’s basketball action on Saturday night at Jordan Arena. The Bulldogs improve to 3-0, while the Lady Indians fall to 1-3.
Bowie State grabbed a 17-6 lead in the opening quarter and held the lead the rest of the way. Catawba made a charge in the second quarter, pulling with a bucket at 29-27 in the final minute of the half before trailing 30-27 at the break.
Catawba was down just 46-42 late in the third quarter before the Bulldogs moved on top 52-44 entering the final 10 minutes. Down 14 with six minutes remaining, the Lady Indians made one last run, reeling off 11 straight points that included a three-pointer by Marshuana Butler and two from Madison Hallman.
That run cut the margin to 58-55 with 3:14 left. Bowie answered that run with seven straight points of its own. Ty-Nita Baker answered Hallman’s last three with one of her own with three minutes to play and the Bulldogs held on.
Butler joined Rogers with a double-double, scoring 11 points and pulling down 15 rebounds. Serena Brown also tallied 11 points and handed out five assists.
Baker paced Bowie State with 19 points off the bench, canning 5-of-7 three-pointers. Pere Alexander totaled 14 points with Kyah Proctor adding 10. Kyaja Williams recorded eight rebounds.
Catawba held a big 48-25 edge on the boards which, included an 18-5 edge on the offensive glass. The Lady Indians shot just 33% and committed 22 turnovers to just nine for Bowie State.
The Lady Indians are back in action on Monday, hosting Chowan in the basketball home opener at 6 pm.
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