Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball survives near 11-minutes scoreless drought and holds off LR

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba College built a 24-point second half advantage and survived a near 11-minute scoreless span to hold off Lenoir-Rhyne, taking a 65-55 win in South Atlantic Conference menís basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym. The Indians remain atop the league standing, improving to 17-4 overall and 7-1 in the SAC, winning for the eighth straight time. The Bears fall to 11-9 and 5-3.Catawba rolled in the opening half, leading 25-11 after 12 minutes. The Tribe led by 19 twice and took a 39-20 edge at the break following a three-pointer by Zach Snyder (Lexington, N.C.) with eight seconds remaining. Catawba hit on 58% (14-of-24) in the opening half with s-of-9 from three-point range. Lenoir-Rhyne struggled, hitting just 27% (7-of-26). The Indians would take a 46-22 on a layup by Andy Thompson (Poynton, ENGLAND) with 17:27 to go, but then did not score for nearly 11 minutes before a Jolly Manning (Rocky Mount, N.C.) tip-in at the 6:37 mark to keep Catawba on top at 48-43. The Bears had put together a 21-0 run to close within 46-43. The Indians had eight turnovers and missed 13 straight shots. Reggie Bratton (Charlotte, N.C.) started the L-R run with six straight points and finished with a career-high 18, hitting on 7-of-11 from the field. The Bears never took the lead, but Bratton brought Lenoir-Rhyne within three twice in the final three minutes. Helgi Magnusson (Reykjavik, ICELAND) answered Bratton twice then Snyder canned a three-pointer with the shot clock running down to push the Indian lead to 59-51 with 53 seconds to go. Catawba made all six free throw tries in the final 36 seconds. Catawba finished at 48% (23-of-48) for the game, while the Bears improved to 35% (21-of-60). Lenoir-Rhyne held a 37-35 edge on the boards and help force 20 Tribe turnovers. Stephan Hinds (Winston-Salem, N.C.) also reached double figures for the Bears with 10. Magnusson had 14 to pace the Tribe, while Ahmad Murphy (Orangeburg, S.C.) had 11. #####

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«February 2016»
February 3

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 75-62

Basketball (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 105-98

February 5

Lacrosse (M) @ Guilford (Exhib.) 6 p.m.

February 6

Golf (W) @ TC/Kiawah Invitational (Cougar Point GC) 

Softball vs. Lincoln Memorial 9-4

Tennis (W) vs. JOHNSON C. SMITH 9-0

Tennis (M) vs. JOHNSON C. SMITH 9-0

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 82-78

Softball @ Armstrong 5-1

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 88-91

February 7

Golf (W) @ TC/Kiawah Invitational (Cougar Point GC) 

Softball @ Armstrong, ccd. 11 a.m.

February 8

Softball vs. GLENVILLE ST. 1 p.m.

February 10

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships

Softball vs. PFEIFFER 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. PFEIFFER 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

February 11

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships

Tennis (W) vs. PFEIFFER 2 p.m.

February 12

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships

February 13

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships

Baseball @ Florida Tech noon

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 2 p.m.

Baseball vs. Valdosta State 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 4 p.m.

February 14

Baseball @ Florida Tech noon

February 16

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. BARTON 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. BARTON 2 p.m.

February 17

Baseball @ Winston-Salem St. 5 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

February 19

Softball vs. Belmont Abbey 4 p.m.

February 20

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 9 a.m.

Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. BREVARD 2 p.m.

Softball vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. BREVARD 4 p.m.

February 21

Tennis (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 1 p.m.

Softball vs. Columbus State 3 p.m.

February 22

Golf (W) @ Converse Invitational

Golf (M) @ Newberry Inv. (Ocean Course)

February 23

Golf (W) @ Converse Invitational

Golf (M) @ Newberry Inv. (Ocean Course)

Tennis (W) @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Wingate 2 p.m.

February 24

Softball @ Limestone 1:30 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 4 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

February 26

Softball @ Mid-South Classic

Tennis (M) vs. LEES-MCRAE 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. LEES-MCRAE 2 p.m.

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 6 p.m.

February 27

Softball @ Mid-South Classic

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 1 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 3 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 4 p.m.

February 28

Softball @ Mid-South Classic

February 29

Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV. (Salisbury CC)

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