Brevard, N.C. - Samantha Winn scored a career high 24 points on 10-17 shooting from the field, but it wasn’t enough for the Tornados as Cameron Clark scored 22 to lead visiting Catawba over Brevard, 94-71 on Wednesday night.
With the loss, the Tornados (4-10) fall to 0-5 in the South Atlantic Conference, while the Indians (10-5) improve to 2-2 in conference play.
Brevard jumped out to a 5-2 lead as Millie Wharton hit a layup and completed the three point play, and Anna Schlobohm went in for a layup off a pass from Amanda Whitaker. Cameron Clark would go on to score the next five points for the Indians to put Catawba up 7-5 with 17:51 left in the first half.
Samantha Winn put in a layup off an offensive rebound, and then the next trip down the court Lindsay Brendle added in a three from the left corner to put the Tornados up 10-9. After Schlobohm hit another layup, Catawba went on a 12-0 run capped off by back-to-back three pointers by Brooke Whitley to go up 21-12, with 11:55 left in the first half. The Tornados would not regain the lead for the remainder of the game.
Catawba would extend their lead to 15 at the half as they went into the locker room with a 47-32 lead.
Brevard shot 48.1 percent (13-27) from the field in the first half, led by Samantha Winn’s game high 13 points. Schlobohm added eight points on 4-6 shooting with four rebounds. The Indians shot 55.6 percent (20-36) from the field in building their lead behind Brooke Whitley’s 11 points.
Winn would add 11 more points in the second half along with six rebounds, and Brendle would contribute eight points, but the Tornados were unable to come within 13 points of the Indians as they fell at home in Boshamer Gymnasium, 94-71.
Turnovers played a major part in the defeat as Brevard coughed up the ball 26 times to Catawba’s 18, including 12 turnovers in the second half, preventing any thought of a Tornados comeback.
Winn scored over 20 points for the second consecutive game, leading all scorers with 24 points. Lindsay Brendle added 12 points in her second game back from a fractured hand, while Schlobohm added a good all-around game with 10 points, six rebounds and five assists from her point guard position.
Clark scored 22 points with six rebounds and seven assists for the visiting Indians. She was joined in double figures by Kisha Long (15 points) and Whitley (15 points).
The Tornados complete a brutal schedule of nine games in 20 days on January 17th in Boshamer Gymnasium against Wingate. Tip-off for the Saturday SAC game is 2 p.m. Catawba returns home to Salisbury, N.C. to host Mars Hill also on the 17th with game time slated for 2 p.m.