December 30, 2017
Women's Basketball Falls to #9 Virginia Union in Return From Break
RICHMOND, Va. -- Catawba returned from its holiday break and suffered an 88-58 loss to ninth-ranked Virginia Union in women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Barco-Stevens Hall. The Panthers improve to 11-1, while the Catawba Indians fall to 6-6.
Virginia Union put five players in double figures to claim the win. Alexis Johnson came off the bench to lead the way with 18 points, hitting on 8-of-10 shots. Shareka McNeill added a dozen points, while Rejoice Spivey knocked down 11 points and handed out eight assists.
Terri Rogers was the lone Lady Indian in double digits with 17 points. She canned 8-of-12 shots. Elizabeth Webb had nine points, hitting on three 3-pointers. Catawba shot just 37% and suffered through 25 turnovers.
Virginia Union got off to a quick start, connecting on 55% of its shots in the first quarter to go up 29-15. The Lady Indians made just 5-of-17 (29%) shots in the opening frame. VUU never trailed after scoring the first four points and padded a 6-5 lead with an eight-point run and rolled to the win.
Catawba upped its percentage to 50% in the second quarter, but the Panthers were better at 56% in increasing their edge to 52-33 at the break. The outcome was decided in the third quarter as Catawba made just two shots, while VUU canned 64% to storm on top 73-40.
The Lady Indians return to league play after the New Year, traveling to Lenoir-Rhyne on Wednesday for a 6 pm tip.
Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 1)
Soccer (W) vs. Carson-Newman (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 1-2
Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3
Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 2) W-4th;M-4th
Cross Country @ SAC Championships M-5th;W-5th
Football @ Newberry 10-40
Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-0
Volleyball @ Wingate (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 0-3
Basketball (M) vs. FRANCIS MARION 115-82
Basketball (W) @ North Greenville 62-67
Football @ Lenoir-Rhyne 21-63
Basketball (W) vs. Erskine 80-86
Basketball (M) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 75-80
Soccer (W) @ Carson-Newman (NCAA II Southeast Regional) 0-3
Basketball (M) @ Young Harris 85-67
Basketball (W) @ Lees-McRae 7 p.m.
Swimming @ Fall Frenzy (Day 1)
Swimming @ Fall Frenzy (Day 2)
Cross Country @ NCAA II Southeast Regional 9 a.m.
Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE 1:05 p.m.
Basketball (W) vs. FAYETTEVILLE ST. 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) vs. ELIZABETH CITY ST. 8 p.m.
Swimming @ Fall Frenzy (Day 3)
Basketball (M) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 7 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.
Swimming vs. CHOWAN
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