Dustin Kiggins, Staff Writer
Last minute free throws led the Wingate Bulldogs (17-3, 11-2 SAC) to a fourth quarter women’s basketball win over the Catawba Indians (12-9, 10-4 SAC) at Cuddy Arena Wednesday night, 69 – 67.
Senior guard Taziya Moody (Columbia, S.C.) hit two free throws in the last 13 seconds of the game to give the Bulldogs their sixth straight conference victory.
Big players of the game were Wingate junior guard Caroline Averette (Midlothian, Va), who had 19 points, while Wingate junior guard Courtney Robinson (Taylors, S.C.) scored 16 points.
“Today’s win was big.” Ann Hancock, head women’s basketball coach, said “We didn’t need for them to get the sweep. Our balanced scoring was definitely a factor.”
Catawba had won the first meeting of the teams 60-47 in Salisbury on Dec. 19.
Leading the way for Catawba were senior guard Serena Brown (Washington, MD), who scored 19 points against the Bulldogs and senior forward Terri Rogers (Mebane, N.C.) had 13 points, respectively.
Wingate made most of their field goals in the third quarter (nine-of-twelve) which proved to be the turning point of the game for the Bulldogs.
Wingate will be on the road Saturday to face Tusculum (13-6, 8-5 SAC) at 2 p.m. for their second matchup of the season.
UPDATE, Feb. 1: The game at Tusculum has been postponed because of illness among many of the Tusculum players, it was announced today. The game will be made up at a time and date to be determined.
Edited by Brendan Shriver