Catawba's hot shooting prevails against BrevardJanuary 8, 2017
SALISBURY, N.C. – The Catawba Indians (10-3, 7-1 SAC) finished with 13 three-point shots to help them to a 90-64 win over the Brevard College women’s basketball team (5-7, 1-7 SAC) on Sunday afternoon.
The Tornados shot 41.7 percent from the field, and were led by the current South Atlantic Conference leader in points per game, Madison Lenox (Raleigh, N.C.), who finished with 19 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. Senior Kyley Clark (Chapel Hill, N.C.) added 11 points for Brevard, finishing 4-10 from the field. Sophomore AnnaLee Bollinger (Hickory, N.C.) scored 10-points, and freshman Cienna Bryant (Roanoke, Va.) scored all nine of her points from behind the arc.
The Indians had two players score over 20 points, as Bri Johnson led Catawba with 23 points, and Terri Rogers added 22 points to the Indians' total. Johnson went a perfect 6-6 from three-point range during the contest.
Catawba got out to a fast start against Brevard, hitting back-to-back three point shots by Johnson and Elizabeth Webb. Lenox put Brevard on the scoreboard with a layup, and
Bollinger would add her first two points of the night with another layup to cut the Indians lead 6-4.
However, Bri Johnson scored her second three of the contest, as the Indians went on a 14-4 run to close out the first quarter of play.
Brevard came out hot in the second quarter, as Bryant and Bollinger combined to score nine points in a row from the perimeter to put the Tornados within nine points.
Bollinger added another three with 5:48 remaining in the half to cut the Indians' lead to five points, forcing Catawba into a timeout.
Catawba controlled the final minutes of the second quarter, going on a 10-0 run, ending the half with a 51-31 lead.
The start of the third quarter did not go Brevard’s way, as Catawba scored the first six points of the second half.
Lenox would score a free-throw and a layup to break up the Indians momentum.
Catawba capitalized on foul shots in the third quarter, going 8-10 from the line in the quarter.
Lynsey Crisp (Robbinsville, N.C.) ended the third quarter with a three pointer, off an assist from Lenox. Crisp finished the night with seven points and eight rebounds.
Kelsie Rhyne (Taylorsville, N.C.) scored the final four points of the game, as Brevard fell 90-64 to Catawba.
The Tornados will return home to Boshamer Gymnasium on Wednesday, Jan. 11, as they host Carson-Newman University for a conference match-up beginning at 6 p.m.