Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball takes opener 73-61 behind Magnusson's 19 points

SALISBURY, NC – Catawba College held off a second-half rally by Virginia State to earn a 73-61 win in action on Friday night at the Salisbury Roundball Classic at Goodman Gym. It was the opener for both teams. In the opening game, Cheyney (1-1) defeated Allen (0-3) 126-89. Catawba shot 55% in the opening half to build a 45-30 edge. Virginia State had cut the margin to 15 on Mark Adams’ half court shot to beat the buzzer. Catawba surrendered the opening basket of the game and never trailed after gaining a 3-2 lead. The Tribe held a 45-25 edge in the final minute of the opening frame. Virginia State would put on a furious rally in the opening 10 minutes of the second half. After goinig down 47-30, the Trojans scored seven straight points to cut the deficit to 47-37 on a put back by Kanandi Hall. Brian Graves ended the run with a basket for the Tribe, but Virginia State reeled off 11 consecutive points to come within 49-48 after a three-pointer by Jimmie Gerald with 11:56 to play. Catawba would withstand the run, getting layups by Andy Thomson and Helgi Magnusson and a three-pointer by Jamel Hamilton to push the lead back to 56-48 with 9:17 left. The Trojans closed within four twice, the last at 61-57 with 6:27 to go, but could get no closer. Magnusson scored 19 to pace Catawba, while Hamilton added 14 points off the bench. Thomson added 13 points and seven rebounds, while Graves had 12 points and nine boards. Rodney Henry scored 15 to lead the Trojans, while Anthony Reid had 10 points. Cheyney University placed six players in double figures en route to its 126-89 victory over Allen University. Asaad Brown scored a game-high 32 points to pace the Wolves, who scored 74 points in the opening half. Maurice Bryant had 22 points, 10 assits and eight rebounds for Cheyney. Andre Logan and Iren Rainey each posted double-doubles with 15 points and 11 rebounds., while Dexter Gregory and Husieen Edmonds each tallied 10 points. Cheyney trailed only once at 3-2 in the opening seconds. The Wolves led 32-18 after eight minutes and grabbed a 30-point bulge at 61-31 with 5:23 remaining in the opening half and led 74-43 at the break. The Wolves shot 64% in the opening frame, including 8-of-18 from three-point range. The Wolves wpould lead by as many as 41 on several occasions in the final half. Allen got 31 points from Therial Davis, who hit on 11-of-25 shots, including 8-of-15 from three-point range. Lloyd Clinton posted a double-double with 19 points and a game-high 16 rebounds. Mingo Floyd scored 10 points for the Yellow Jackets. #####

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September 2

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Volleyball vs. USC Aiken 1-3

September 3


Volleyball vs. Augusta 3-1

Football @ West Georgia 3-23

Volleyball vs. Francis Marion 1-3

September 4

Soccer (M) @ Pfeiffer 2-4

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Golf (W) @ Cutter Creek Inv. (Cutter Creek GC) 8th of 11

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September 6

Golf (W) @ Cutter Creek Inv. (Cutter Creek GC) 8th of 11

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September 7

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 2-1

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Volleyball @ Brevard 2-3

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Soccer (W) @ Belmont Abbey 2-2

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Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. (Cobbs Glen GC) 7th of 9

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Volleyball vs. QUEENS 2-3

September 14

Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 3-0

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September 17

Cross Country @ Winthrop/adidas Invitational W-2nd;M-3rd

Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN (FW) 40-20

Soccer (W) @ Mars Hill 5-0

Soccer (M) @ Mars Hill 1-3

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 0-3

September 19

Golf (M) @ Queens Collegiate (Irish Creek CC) 7th of 12

September 20

Golf (M) @ Queens Collegiate (Irish Creek CC) 7th of 12

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 4-5

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Volleyball vs. COKER 3-0

September 21

Soccer (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 3-2

Soccer (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

September 22

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 6-3

September 23

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 3-1

September 24

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. (Old South GC) 17th of 18

Football @ Wingate 48-26

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. COKER 4-0

Soccer (M) vs. COKER 5-1

September 25

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. (Old South GC) 17th of 18

September 26

Golf (M) @ TC Fall Classic (Link Hill CC) 

September 27

Golf (M) @ TC Fall Classic (Link Hill CC) 

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September 28

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. PFEIFFER 7 p.m.

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