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Catawba women: Rogers, Brown big in road win

Staff report

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — Terri Rogers stepped to the foul line twice in the final 15 seconds and made three of four free throws to stop a Tusculum comeback and seal a road victory for the Catawba women’s basketball team on Saturday.

Rogers had game-highs off 22 points and 15 rebounds in Catawba’s 71-66 South Atlantic Conference victory that completed a season sweep of the Pioneers (13-6, 8-5).

Catawba (12-8, 10-3) didn’t shoot well (33.9 percent), but four of Serena Brown’s makes were 3-pointers. She scored 18 and also handed out seven assists. Freshman Shemya Stanback scored nine points and had five assists.

Catawba won the boards and scored 28 points off Tusculum’s 19 turnovers.

Some of Tusculum’s wounds were self-inflicted, including 11-for-23 foul shooting. Catawba was 22-for-28 at the line.

Kendrea Duke had her first double-double of the season with 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Pioneer. Mia Long was perfect from the field and scored 14 points.

Tusculum used a 10-0 run to pull into a 42-all tie late in the third quarter, but Catawba answered with a 15-3 surge to take the lead for good.

CATAWBA (71) —  Rogers 22, Brown 18, Stanback 9, DeShazo 8, Tucker 7, Hallman 5, Newbold 2, Barnes, Franklin.

TUSCULUM (66) —  Duke 19, Long 14, Wilson 11, Cupidan 11, Johnson 8, Sutton 3.

Catawba            16    11   26   18     — 71

Tusculum        17       9    19   21   —   66

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