Thursday, 06 December 2018 08:50

CVCC Women's Basketball Picks Up First Conference Win of the Season

Sherry Johnson led the Red Hawks with 20 points Sherry Johnson led the Red Hawks with 20 points Catawba Valley Community College Athletics

The Catawba Valley Community College women’s basketball team won its first conference game of the season on Wednesday, knocking off USC Salkehatchie on the road, 68-54.

Sherry Johnson paced the Red Hawks (5-1, 1-1 in Region X play) in the contest, scoring 20 points. It was the fourth-straight game that the sophomore from Gastonia, N.C. has scored 20 or more points.

CVCC freshman Ivy Eller followed up her career-high 20-point performance last Wednesday with 15 points in Wednesday’s game. Fellow freshman Aniya Taylor recorded a career high 14 points for the Red Hawks.

Catawba Valley led wire-to-wire in the contest, taking a 16-8 lead after the first quarter and never looking back. The Red Hawks, who led 37-19 at halftime, outscored the Indians in all, but one quarter of the game.

Caliyana White scored 16 points to lead USC Salkehatchie (2-7, 2-5 in Region X).

The CVCC women’s basketball team returns to action on Saturday, playing in the first game of a home doubleheader at the Tarlton Complex.

The Red Hawks women’s basketball team faces Fayetteville Tech at 1 p.m. followed by a 3 p.m. contest between the CVCC men’s basketball team and Lenoir Community College. Admission is free.

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