Basketball (M)

Seven reach double fiugres as Men's Basketball rolls to 118-76 win

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba College placed seven players in double figures as the Indians defeated visiting Bluefield State 118-76 in menís basketball action at the Walt Baker Classic on Saturday night at Goodman Gym. Catawba improves to 4-2, while the Big Blues fall to 0-7. Lenoir-Rhyne (3-3) was a 76-64 winner over Barber-Scotia (1-9) in the opening game. Catawba raced to a 31-6 lead in the opening 8:16 of the contest and never looked back. The Indians enjoyed as much as a 33 point advantage on several occasions in the opening frame. The Tribe shot 49% (23-of-47) from the floor, hitting on eight three-pointers and committed just three turnovers to 18 for Bluefield State. The Big Blues pulled within 21 early in the second half, but Catawba would respond and stayed ahead by 30 or more after a free throw by Jamel Hamilton (Virginia Beach, VA) at the 12:46 mark of the final half. The largest Tribe lead was 118-74 in the closing minute. Hamilton, a freshman, led Catawba with 20 points and recorded six steals. Helgi Magnusson (Reykjavik, ICELAND) added 18 points, while Brian Frasier (Martinsville, VA) hit for 16. Brian Graves (Newport News, VA) scored a dozen, while Ahmad Murphy (Orangeburg, SC) and Jolly Manning (Rocky Mount, NC) each had 11. Murphy had eight assists and four steals. Rokus Bartasius (Kaunus, LITHUANIA) was the other double-figure scorer with 10 points and four blocks. The only Tribe player not to score was Jason Diggs (Christiansburg, VA), but her reached double-digits in assists with 11. Corey Love (Red Springs, NC) scored 29 to lead all scorers and added eight rebounds. Chawn Martin (Martinsville, VA) had 13 points and Terry Blount (Ayden, NC) tossed in 10. Catawba would shoot 54% (45-of-83) for the game and connected on 14 three-pointers. Bluefield State made the most of its opportunities, shooting 62%, but had only 47 shots after committing 35 turnovers. Catawba cashed in those miscues for 50 points, while committing just nine turnovers on offense. The Tribe also recorded a school-record 36 assists in the win, breaking the old mark of 33 set vs. Urbana on Nov. 27, 1987. In the opening game, Lenoir-Rhyne placed four players in double figures in claiming the 76-64 win. The Bears jumped to a quick 8-2 lead, but the Sabers responded to hold the lead a few times in the early minutes, the last at 14-12 with 11:21 remaining. The Bears took a 36-32 lead to the break. Troy Pierson (Brooklyn, NY) scored 15 of his game-high 20 points in the opening stanza. Lenoir-Rhyne would charge to a 60-47 edge with 9:16 left, but could not put the Sabers away. LaVonte Jackson (Charlotte, NC) and Michael Pitts (Baltimore, MD) hit three-pointers in an 8-0 run the reduced the deficit to 60-55 with 7:53 remaining. The Sabers got within 63-60 on a Pitts layup, but the Bears got a second-chance basket by David Lawson (Kinston, NC) and a jumper by Stephen Hinds (Winston-Salem, NC) to lead 76-60 with 3:58 to go. The Bears put the game away by hitting eight of their last nine free throw attempts after going just 10-of-22 over the first 28:50 of the game. Tony Connelly (Charlotte, NC) scored 17 to pace the Bears, while Hinds added 16. Roman Davis (Greensboro, NC) and Reggie Bratton (Charlotte, NC) each had 15. Piersonís 20 led the Sabers, while Pitts added 18 and Jackson 15. #####

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April 1

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2-1

Lacrosse (W) vs. WINGATE 8-14

Baseball AUGUSTA 7-6

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1-2

Baseball AUGUSTA 11-2

Lacrosse (M) vs. WINGATE 1-13

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April 2

Baseball AUGUSTA 6-9

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April 3

Baseball @ Kannapolis Intimidators, ccd. 6:30 p.m.

4
April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble (Tennessee National) 12th of 12

Golf (W) @ Agnis McAmis Inv. (Link Hills CC) 9th of 14

Softball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-7

Softball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-11

Baseball vs. BARTON 20-2

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April 5

Baseball vs. USC AIKEN, ppd. 2 p.m.

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April 6

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey 6-3

Tennis (W) @ Belmont Abbey 5-4

Lacrosse (W) @ Erskine 15-9

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April 8

Football Spring Blue-White Game

Softball @ Mars Hill 0-8

Softball @ Mars Hill 2-8

Baseball @ Mars Hill 1-3

Lacrosse (M) @ Brevard 12-10

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April 9

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships (Day One) - Link Hills CC 9th

Lacrosse (W) @ Brevard 19-6

Baseball @ Mars Hill 7-6

Baseball @ Mars Hill 11-8

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April 10

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships (Day Two) - Link Hills CC 9th

Tennis (W) @ Winston Salem State 9-0

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April 11

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships (Day Three) - Link Hills CC 9th of 11

Tennis (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 4-5

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 4-5

Baseball @ Mount Olive 2-6

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April 12

Softball @ Queens 0-7

Softball @ Queens 7-9

Lacrosse (W) @ North Greenville 15-10

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April 14

Lacrosse (M) vs. SHORTER 18-1

Softball vs. ANDERSON 0-8

Softball vs. ANDERSON 9-7

Baseball @ Tusculum 7-6

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April 15

Baseball @ Tusculum 7-3

Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 18-5

Baseball @ Tusculum 5-3

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April 18

Softball @ Wingate 0-2

Softball @ Wingate 4-5

Baseball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 13-7

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April 19

Baseball @ North Greenville (Fluor Field) 8-4

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April 21

Baseball vs. BREVARD 14-0

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April 22

Baseball vs. BREVARD 16-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 13-14

Softball vs. TUSCULUM 3-16

Baseball vs. BREVARD 13-3

Softball vs. TUSCULUM 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 12-11

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April 23

Golf (M) in SAC CHAMPIONSHIPS (Day 1) CC of SALISBURY

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April 24

Golf (M) in SAC CHAMPIONSHIPS (Day 2) CC of SALISBURY

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April 25

Golf (M) in SAC CHAMPIONSHIPS (Day 3) - CC of SALISBURY 11th of 12

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 6-13

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY, ccd. 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 10-14

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April 28

Baseball vs. Carson-Newman (SAC Tournament) 11-2

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April 29

Baseball vs. Mars Hill (SAC Tournament) 11-1

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April 30

Baseball vs. LMU/Newberry (SAC Tournament) noon

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