Red Hawks rout Lancers 100-49 in Region 10 opener

Red Hawks rout Lancers 100-49 in Region 10 opener

HICKORY, N.C. — Freshman MaKayla Weaver scored a career-high 27 points, leading the Catawba Valley Community College women's basketball team to a 100-49 conference-opening victory against Lenoir Community College on Wednesday afternoon at the Tarlton Complex.

Despite making 9-of-17 shots during the first quarter, the Red Hawks (6-0, 1-0 in Region 10) only led 19-13 after the opening stanza after committing six turnovers.

Making some adjustments, CVCC started the second quarter on a 12-0 run, which helped power it to a comfortable lead it did not surrender. Catawba Valley outscored Lenoir 30-7 during the second quarter.

Bidding for her fourth-straight double double, Red Hawk forward Alliyah Chaplin came up just short, but had another impressive stat line with 16 points, six rebounds, six steals and four blocks.

Fellow CVCC freshman Jordan Jenkins tied her career high in scoring with 18 points while also grabbing six rebounds. Weaver also recorded six rebounds.

Sophomore guard Aniya Taylor helped facilitate Catawba Valley's offense, recording a career-best 11 assists. She also tallied nine points and added four steals defensively.

The CVCC women's basketball team continues conference play on Saturday in a make up game in Region 10 play against Fayetteville Tech — the first contest of a doubleheader that also features the Red Hawk men's basketball team in action.

Tip off for Saturday's doubleheader is set for 1 p.m. at the Tarlton Complex. Admission is free.