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College basketball: Catawba women bounce back

Staff report

HARTSVILLE, S.C. — Catawba’s women’s basketball team wasn’t at its best on Wednesday, but it did enough to hold off Coker for a 76-66 South Atlantic Conference victory.

Catawba bounced back from a disappointing home loss on Saturday to Carson-Newman.

Catawba (11-1, 6-1) is tied for first place with Anderson. Anderson won 66-54 against Wingate on Wednesday.

Shemya Stanback stood out for Catawba. The former A.L. Brown guard had 18 points and six rebounds. Talia Barnes scored 12 points.

It was an odd game. Catawba got only nine points from the trio of Taisha DeShazo, Madi Hallman and Lyrik Thorne, but the Indians were deep enough to win. A dozen Indians scored.

Catawba was a decent 7-for-21 on 3-pointers, but the Indians, who were ice-cold in Saturday’s loss, shot 37.1 percent from the field and had 20 turnovers.

Catawba forced a whopping 35 turnovers from the Cobras (4-7, 1-6), and the Indians had 16 offensive rebounds to Coker’s six. Catawba was solid enough at the free-throw line, shooting 17-for-24.

Catawba stays on the road on Saturday at Lincoln Memorial.

CATAWBA (76) — Stanback 18, Barnes 12, McIntosh 8, Gardner 6, Garris 6, Phillips 5, DeShazo 5, Ford 4, Hallman 4, Wampler 4, Downs 2, Bruce 2, Tucker, Thorne.

COKER (66) — Jal. Horton 11, Richardson 8, Houser 8, Cherry 8, Joyner 8, Jan. Horton 7, Jackson 7, Davis 3, Baker 3, Coley 3.

Catawba    23    16    19   18   — 76

Coker        21     15     10   20  — 66



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