Women’s college basketball: Jada Porter has a career game as Catawba wins again
Released at 6:03 pm on Saturday, January 14, 2023
Wise, Virginia — The Catawba women’s basketball team rode Jada Porter’s career game to a 77-63 victory at UVA Wise on Saturday.
Porter threatened the school’s steals record by hitting four 3-pointers and scoring 22 points in the South Atlantic Conference game. She ended up with eight thefts.
Porter got a lot of help from Janiyah Downs (16 points, 6 rebounds), Lyric Thorne (14 points, 7 assists), Sarah McIntosh (13 points, 7 rebounds) and Mercedes Wampler (12 rebounds, 8 assists). got
Lauren Ford and Mary Spree scored another 10 points off the bench.
It was a game of runs, including a 19-0 (13-3, 7-1) by the Indians in the second quarter that led to a 41-32 halftime lead.
UVA Wise (11-6, 3-4) tied the game with 7:27 remaining, but Downs’ 3-pointer sparked the Indians’ last one run to seal the win.
Catawba made nine 3-pointers in the game and had a 60% field goal percentage in the fourth quarter. Catawba had a big advantage in the turnover fight (25-15), limiting UVA Wise to his five offensive boards.
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Catawba will travel to Wingate on Wednesday to face the Bulldogs at 5:30 p.m.
Catawba 20 21 14 22 — 77
UVA Wise 16 16 20 11 — 63
Catawba — Porter 22, Downs 16, Thorne 14, McIntosh 13, Ford 6, Spry 4, Wampler 2.