Catawba plays host to Brevard
Catawbaís basketball teams are home tonight against SAC rival Brevard.
The doubleheader begins with the womenís game at 6 p.m.
Catawbaís women (10-4, 4-0) are in first place and have won six straight games, many with exciting comebacks.
Dana Hicks averages 18.9 points and 10.9 rebounds. Milica Ivanovic is averaging 15.8 points and has hit 33 3-pointers. Kisha Long averages 12.5 points per game.
Anna Dellapenta and Elizabeth Merritt round out the standard starting lineup for coach Angie Morton.
Morton will be coaching against one of her former players. Brevard coach Shannon Reid starred at Pfeiffer when Morton was the coach there.
Brevard (5-9, 1-3) is an improved team and owns a SAC win over Carson-Newman. Lindsay Brendle (11.9 ppg) and Michaela Watkins (12.1) lead the Tornados.
n Catawbaís men (5-7, 1-3) have been reeling of late and have dropped three straight.
Point guard Dominick Reid (16.5 ppg) suffered a concussion a week ago in a home loss to Wingate and didnít play Saturday in a lopsided loss at Anderson. Itís possible he could return to action tonight. Heís the Indiansí leading scorer as well as the floor general.
Freshman Keon Moore averages 13.4 points a game for the Indians while veteran guard Justin Huntley also averages double figures.
Lee Martin and Stuart Thomson round out the standard starting lineup for coach Jim Baker.
Brevardís men (5-3, 3-1), who beat Catawba in the SAC tournament championship game a year ago, have been playing very well.
Itís a smaller but much more athletic Brevard team this season.
Josh Roper, a guard from Charlotte Garinger who began his college career at Pfeiffer before transferring, is one of the leagueís top players. He averages 23.5 points a game and has had a couple of 30-point outbursts.
Gaither Hendrix, a junior college transfer from Alabama, averages 15.9 points a game for the Tornados (5-3, 3-1) while veteran Drew Schauss also averages double figures.
Freshman Darius Moose (Carson) has started every game for the Tornados and has contributed 6.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game while shooting 57.5 percent from the field.
Brevard has won close games against Anderson, Mars Hill and Tusculum and lost to Carson-Newman.
Catawba is also home on Saturday, taking on Tusculum in an afternoon doubleheader.
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