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Women’s basketball: Catawba rolls past Wolves

Staff report

NEWBERRY, S.C.  —Junior Terri Rogers  scored 25 points to lead Catawba to a 70-52 South Atlantic Conference women’s basketball win over Newberry on Wednesday night at Eleazer Arena.

Catawba (11-5, 8-3 SAC) overcame a dismal second quarter with a third-quarter surge and stayed among the top four teams in the SAC standings.

The key sequence was an 11-0 run by the Indians in the third quarter that turned a 37-34 deficit into  a 45-37 lead. The third quarter ended with a 3-pointer by Elizabeth Webb for a 50-39 Catawba edge.

Catawba shot 52 percent in the second half and  kept a double-digit lead throughout the fourth quarter.

Rogers shot 10-for-15. Johnson had 10 of her 12 points after the break. Madi Hallman connected for 10 points.

Shelby Britten tallied 21 points for the Wolves (11-6, 6-5 SAC), but Catawba defended her well. She shot 3-for-12 on 3-pointers.

Catawba held Newberry to 28-percent shooting and also out-rebounded the Wolves, 42-35.

Catawba returns home on Saturday, hosting Tusculum at 2 p.m. The teams met in December with Catawba winning, 60-55.

CATAWBA (70)
Rogers 25, Johnson 12, Hallman 10, Webb 6, Brown 6, Butler 6, Newbold 3, Franklin 2, Hodges, Tucker, Angelo.
NEWBERRY (52)
Britten 21, Handreck 12, Essex 12, Schultz 5, Lepaio 2.

Catawba  22  8  20  20 —   70

Newberry  14  13  12  13  — 52

 

 

 

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