College basketball: Catawba women win on road
Catawba’s chances didn’t appear very good on Saturday, traveling to play Anderson, one of the South Atlantic Conference’s top teams, and with Terri Rogers, who provides an automatic double-double for the Indians, out with a knee injury.
But Catawba found a way to get it done, shooting 7-for-14 on 3-pointers. taking a 77-63 victory, and handing the Trojans their first SAC defeat.
Serena Brown (22 points) and Marshauna Butler (16 points, 12 boards) had huge games for the Indians, and Bri Johnson did what she almost always does, making three 3-pointers and scoring 17 points.
Catawba (7-3, 4-1) moved into a tie for second place in the 12-team league. Lincoln Memorial stayed unbeaten by pounding Newberry, 79-53.
Heather Jankowy, Jasmine Franklin and Madison Baggett scored 13 each to lead Anderson (7-2, 4-1).
Catawba was ahead 36-33 at halftime and had a 7-0 run to begin the second half on a layup by Alexis Newbold, consecutive jumpers by Butler, and a free throw by Newbold.
Catawba was able to maintain control the rest of the game.
Catawba had 15 steals, forced 24 turnovers and held Anderson to 39-percent shooting.
Catawba 77, Anderson 63
Brown 22, Johnson 17, Butler 16, Newbold 8, Hodges 7, Angelo 3, Hallman 2, Tucker 2.
Jankowy 13, Franklin 13, Baggett 13, Young 9, Eatmon 5, Martin 4, Sims 4, Koerperich 2.
Catawba 20 16 21 20 — 77
Anderson 19 14 12 18 — 63