Women’s college basketball: Indians win with defense – Salisbury Post

Women’s college basketball: Indians win with defense – Salisbury Post

Women’s college basketball: Indians win with defense

Published 12:00 Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Staff report

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — Can you actually win a college basketball sport with out scoring within the fourth quarter?

If you are the Catawba girls’s basketball group, you possibly can. The trick is to knock down some free throws whereas your opponent is not scoring in any respect.

Catawba went a depressing 5-for-28 within the second half and an 0-for-14 within the fourth quarter — and nonetheless received.

Ranked 18th in Division II, Catawba held Carson-Newman scoreless for 4-plus minutes twice Monday. Multiple droughts for the house group capped a 63-58 win for Catawba within the South Atlantic Conference opener at Holt Fieldhouse.

It was large, with 899 in attendance, as Carson-Newman is at all times a contender. It was the house opener for the Eagles (3-4, 0-1). They hadn’t misplaced one since 2007.

Catawba (7-0, 1-0) pressured 22 turnovers whereas committing 18.

Catawba led 32-29 within the second quarter, however shut down the Eagles for the ultimate 4 minutes of the half to construct a 42-29 lead.

Catawba led by 15 within the third quarter, however went chilly. Carson-Newman returned.

With Catawba main 59-58 with 3:46 left to play, struggling Janiya Downs went to the foul line and made two bigs for a 3-level lead.

Then neither group might discover a approach to rating, with Carson-Newman both lacking or making it again for the remainder of the sport. Catawba had 5 steals down the stretch and blocked two pictures.

Mercedes Wampler hit a free throw for Catawba with 11 seconds left to make it a two-possession sport.

Lyrik Thorne made a free throw with 5 seconds left for the ultimate margin.

“It’s a tough adversity right now,” Carson-Newman coach Mike Mincey stated, per Carson-Newman sports activities data. “We haven’t been through this in a long time. This new culture must experience this and some of the returnees must experience it. We know Catawba doesn’t score in the fourth quarter. Their last field goal was 43 seconds into the third quarter. We have a chance to shorten what we do. With 3:46 left on the clock, we have four laps. We don’t even get a smack on the lip. I appreciate the courage and the effort to get back into the game, but today our attack killed us.”

Braelyn Wykle scored 14 for the Eagles. She shot nicely (4-for-6), however did not get many seems.

Thorne shot 5-for-18, however she had 5 assists, 5 rebounds and 4 steals to go with her 17 factors. Sara McIntosh scored 11 factors and Lauren Ford added 10. Wampler had seven rebounds.

Catawba hits the highway once more on Wednesday, touring to USC Aiken for a 5:30 p.m. tip.

Catawba 17 25 12 9 – 63

Carson-Newman 16 13 17 12 – 58

Catawba – Thorne 17, McIntosh 11, Ford 10, Downs 6, Baker 6, Wampler 5, Spry 4, Porter 3, Dubose 1.

Carson-Newman — Wykle 14, Penland 8, Mbugua 8, Alvey 6, Boshears 5, Smith 5, Rutherford 3, McMahan 3, Gonzalez 2.


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