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Hamilton nails six three-pointers as Men's Basketball wins 85-82

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba sophomore Chris Wooldridge (Norfolk, Va.) broke an 82-82 tie on a layup with 25 seconds left and the Indians defeated visiting Tusculum 85-82 in South Atlantic Conference menís basketball action on Saturday night at Goodman Gym. The win improves Catawba 11-4 overall and 2-1 in the SAC, while the Pioneers fall to 7-6 and 1-2. The biggest lead for either team in the final half was a six-point bulge by Catawba at 58-52 with 12:18 left. A layup by Tusculumís Greg McIntosh (Indianapolis, Ind.) with 9:54 remaining put the Pioneers up 61-60 and started a battle down the stretch. Over the final 10 minutes the lead six times and saw the contest tied on five occasions. Catawba freshman Jamel Hamilton (Virginia Beach, Va.) hit the fifth of his six three-pointers with 6:59 to go to give Catawba a 70-68 lead and the Indians would not trail from there. His final three-pointer of the night put Catawba up 73-69 with 6:27 left. A three-pointer by Donald Sexton (Oneida, Fla.) cut the Catawba lead to 75-74 and a pair of free throws by Brad Hawks (Galax, Va.) with 4:18 remaining tied the game at 76-76. A follow shot by Jolly Manning (Rocky Mount, N.C.) left Catawba on top 82-78 with 1:41 to go, but Matt Farus (Zanesville, Ohio) converted two technical free throws and Hawks added two more from the charity stripe to knot the game at 82-82 with 1:28 remaining. Catawba turned the ball over on its next possession, but Tusculum missed on a three-pointer which would have given the Pioneers the lead. Wooldridge then hit his layup. Tusculum would turn the ball over with 12 seconds left and Wooldridge hit a free throw for the 85-82 advantage. The Pioneersí Douglas Tshomba (Brussels, BELGIUM) was off the mark from three-point range as time expired. Tusculum jumped to a 7-0 lead, but Catawba would rally to grab a 13-11 on a layup by Brian Graves (Newport News, Va.). Tusuclum regained the lead and built a 22-15 lead before Catawba again fought back to lead by as many as six at 36-30. The Indians took a 36-35 lead to the break. Both teams shot well for the game as the Pioneers canned 47% and Catawba 44%. The Indians held a 47-32 edge on the boards. Hamilton had 20 points to pace Catawba, while Graves and Helgi Magnusson (Reykjavik, ICELAND) added 18 apiece. Magnusson pulled down 11 rebounds to record a double-double. Hawks had 24 to lead all scorers for Tusculum. McIntosh added 18 points, six rebounds and six assists, while Bobby Ewing (Owensboro, Ky.) tossed in 13. #######

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