December 5, 2004
Magnusson paces Men's Basketball to third straight winSALISBURY, NC -- Catawba College and Lenoir-Rhyne both went 2-0 this weekend as the host Indians defeated Barber-Scotia 77-60 and Lenoir-Rhyne topped Bluefield State 91-61 in menís basketball action at the Walt Baker Classic at Goodman Gym on Sunday afternoon. Catawba improves to 5-2, while the Sabers fall to 1-10. Lenoir-Rhyne moves to 4-3 with Bluefield State going to 0-8. Catawba scored the opening 10 points against the Sabers and never trailed. Helgi Magnusson (Reykjavik, ICELAND) hit a pair of early three-pointers to spark the Tribe. A Brian Graves (Newport News, VA) at the 2:49 mark of the opening half increased the lead to 35-17 and Jamel Hamilton (Virginia Beach, VA) sent the Tribe to a 41-22 lead at the break with a trey with 33 seconds left. The Indians stayed up by double digits the rest of the way, pushing the margin to 23 at 52-29 on a layin by Magnusson with 15:47 remaining. Barber-Scotia cut the deficit to 13 on a three-point play by Karheem Glover (Brooklyn, NY) with 7:21 left at 61-48, but Catawba responded and went back on top 71-560 with 3:25 to go. Magnusson paced the Tribe with 15 points and eight rebounds, while Andy Thomson (Poynton, ENGLAND) added 13 points and nine boards. Rokus Bartasius (Kaunus, LITHUANIA) also reached double figures with 10 points. Glover recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Sabers. Troy Pierson (Brooklyn, NY) had 13 points and six assists. Lenoir-Rhyne used a 29-8 run over the last 14 minutes of the first half in its win over Bluefield State. The Bears led 15-14 at the 14:14 mark then raced to a 44-22 edge at the break. The Bears shot 55% in the opening half and helped cause 21 turnovers by the Big Blues. Stephen Hinds (Winston-Salem, NC) had 18 of his game-high 24 points in the opening stanza, hitting on 7-of-8 from the field, including a perfect 4-of-4 from three-point range. The Bears would build it lead to 42 at 89-47 in the closing minutes. Bluefield scored the final 11 points of the contest. Hinds finished with 24 points on 10-of-12 shooting from the floor. Roman Davis (Greensboro, NC) and Tony Connelly (Charlotte, NC) each added 16 points. Josh Sizemore (Beckley, WV) had 22 points to lead Bluefield State, while Corey Love (Red Springs, NC) added 11. George Hollie (Charlotte, NC) had 10 points and 10 assists. Lenoir-Rhyne shot 64% for the contest and held a 27-20 edge on the boards. #####
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Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11
Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)
Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open
Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6
Baseball @ Lynn 11-12
Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75
Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3
Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65
Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16
Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25
Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd. 1 p.m.
Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd. 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6
Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61
Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77
Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4
Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8
Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9
Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18
Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12
Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5
Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24
Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55
Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)
Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)
Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7
Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60
Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)
Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4
Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2
Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th
Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3
Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4
Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15
Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80
Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104
Softball vs BARTON 11-3
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6
Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13
Softball vs BARTON 11-0
Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7
Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC)
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9
Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4
Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10
Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3
Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59
Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92
Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 6-3
Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 0-9
Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 27-12
Baseball vs. COKER 26-1
Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 5-16
Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)
Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.
Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.
Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.
Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.
Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.
Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.
Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.
Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.
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