Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball claims ninth straight win

NEWBERRY, S.C. -- Catawba College dominated the boards over the final five minutes and took a 63-54 decision over host Newberry in South Atlantic Conference menís basketball action on Wednesday night at Eleazer Arena. Catawba improves to 18-4 overall and 8-1 in the SAC, improving its season-long winning streak to nine games. Newberry falls to 7-15 and 2-8. Catawba broke a 50-50 tie on a pair of free throws by Helgi Magnusson (Reykjavik, ICELAND) with 4:36 left and the Tribe held a 9-4 edge on the boards in the final four minutes. Jamel Hamilton (Virginia Beach, Va.) added two more free throws and a jumper by Brian Graves (Newport News, Va.) with 2:55 left pushed the Catawba lead to 56-50. The Indians made five of six free throws in the final minute to secure the win. Catawba got out of the gates quickly and led 18-7 after a layup by Hamilton with 11:39 remaining in the opening half. Newberry would settle down from there and tied the game at 21-21 on a three-pointer by Corey Etheridge at the 8:03 mark. Catawba never relinquished the lead and took a 35-29 edge to the break. Jolly Manning (Rocky Mount, N.C.) gave Catawba a 44-39 with a free throw at the 14:59 mark. But the Tribe would not score again until Chris Wooldridge (Norfolk, Va.) hit a pair from the line to tie the game at 46-46 with 9:13 left. Etheridge had given Newberry its first lead of the contest on a three-pointer with 12:12 to go. Magnusson added two free throws with 8:38 left to put Catawba back on top and the game was tied twice until the Tribe pulled away in the last five minutes. Magnusson had 13 points and seven rebounds for Catawba, while Graves added 11 points. Hamilton had nine points, while Wooldridge and Andy Thomson (Poynton, ENGLAND) each added eight points. Michael Dease scored 13 to lead Newberry, while Eric Nwawel had 12 points and 10 rebounds. Neither team shot well in the final half, hitting only 26 with Catawba making 5-of-19 and Newberry 8-of-31. Catawba held a 47-36 edge on the glass and made 22-of-29 at the line, including 17-of-21 (81%) in the final half. Catawba did commit 23 turnovers and the game featured 49 fouls. #####

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«October 2016»
October 1

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone XC Classic W-1st; M-2nd

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 3-2

Soccer (W) vs. BREVARD 2-0

Football @ Newberry 14-35

Soccer (M) vs. BREVARD 1-0

October 3

Golf (M) @ MB Intercollegiate (Ocean Ridge GC) 8th of 16

October 4

Golf (M) @ MB Intercollegiate (Ocean Ridge GC) 8th of 16

October 5

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-3

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1-8

Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-1

Soccer (W) @ Queens 0-1

October 7

Swimming MEN vs. LIMESTONE 127-131

Swimming WOMEN vs. LIMESTONE 74-145

Cross Country @ Queens Invitational W-16th; M-21st

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 3-1

October 8

Soccer (W) @ Carson-Newman 0-6

Football vs. LIMESTONE 0-6

Soccer (M) @ Carson-Newman 1-0

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-2

October 10

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. (CC of SALISBURY) 12th of 15

Golf (M) @ State Farm Inv. (Woodlake CC) 11th of 15

October 11

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. (CC of SALISBURY) 12th of 15

Golf (M) @ State Farm Inv. (Woodlake CC) 11th of 15

October 12

Soccer (W) vs. SAINT LEO 1-4

Soccer (M) @ Lees-McRae 3-2

October 13

Tennis (W) @ Lees-McRae 9-0

Tennis (M) @ Lees-McRae 7-2

October 14

Volleyball vs. BREVARD (Dig Pink Match) 3-1

October 15

Football @ Mars Hill 33-22

Soccer (W) vs. ANDERSON 1-1

Soccer (M) vs. ANDERSON 0-1

October 16

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial (Achasta GC) 11th of 13

October 17

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial (Achasta GC) 11th of 13

October 18

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial (Achasta GC) 11th of 13

Volleyball @ Queens 1-3

October 19

Soccer (W) vs. WINGATE 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. WINGATE 0-2

October 22

Cross Country @ SAC Championships (Newberry) W-4th, M-7th

Swimming @ East Carolina w/Campbell 1 p.m.

Football @ UNC Pembroke 31-41

Volleyball @ Wingate 1-3

October 23

Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 0-2

Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 3-0

October 25

Volleyball @ Coker 3-0

Soccer (W) @ Limestone 0-2

Soccer (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1-3

October 28

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 5:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 7 p.m.

October 29

Football vs. BREVARD (HC) 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.


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