Big third quarter lifts No. 12 Red Hawks past Eagles

Big third quarter lifts No. 12 Red Hawks past Eagles

RALEIGH, N.C. — The 12th-ranked Catawba Valley Community College women's basketball team used a strong second half, including a 27-point third quarter, to pull away from Wake Tech in a 80-57 conference road victory on Saturday afternoon.

Aniya Taylor and Alliyah Chaplin led the Red Hawks (11-1, 4-0 in Region 10) with 24 and 23 points, respectively. Tazah Hardin also reached double digits in scoring for Catawba Valley with 10 points in the contest.

Paced by 10 first-half points by Chaplin, CVCC gained a 32-31 lead at halftime against Wake Tech (9-4, 5-3 in Region 10).

Erupting out of the break, the Red Hawks outscored the Eagles 27-10 in the third quarter. Taylor led the charge with 14 points during the quarter, and she scored 19 of her 24 points during the second half.

Catawba Valley would go on to outscore Wake Tech 48-26 during the second half en route to the 23-point Region 10 victory.

The CVCC women's basketball team returns to action on Wednesday for another conference road contest against Fayetteville Tech. Tip off between the Red Hawks and Trojans is set for 6 p.m. in Fayetteville, N.C.