Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball wins SAC Championship

WINGATE, N.C. -- Catawba College claimed the South Atlantic Conference Menís Basketball Championship with a 78-66 win over host Wingate at Cuddy Arena on Wednesday night. The win coupled with a Lenoir-Rhyne loss gives the Indians the outright title. Catawba improves to 21-5 overall and 11-2 in the SAC, while Wingate falls to 8-18 and 4-9. The SAC Championship is the first for the Indians since the 2000-01 campaign. Junior Helgi Magnusson (Reykjavik, ICELAND) scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to pace Catawba, who did not trail after the opening minutes. A layup by Ahmad Murphy (Orangeburg, S.C.) with 15:02 in the opening half gave Catawba an 8-6 edge and the Indians were on top the rest of the way. A basket by Brian Graves (Newport News, Va.) gave the Tribe a 21-10 edge at the 8:35 mark of the half and a three-pointer by Andy Thomson (Poynton, ENGLAND) push the Indian lead to 33-20 for their largest lead of the half with 1:41 left. The Bulldogs used an 8-2 run to open the second half to reduce the margin to 38-34 after a three-pointer by Sean Barnette (Rock Hill, S.C.) with 18 minutes remaining. Magnusson and Graves answered with three-pointers by Catawba and after back-to-back buckets by Jolly Manning (Rocky Mount, N.C.) Catawba had a 50-36 lead with 14:41 to go. Wingate cut the deficit to seven on a couple of occasions in the final 10 minutes, but Catawba was never threatened. Catawba hit 7-of-9 free throws in the final two minutes to ice the issue. The Indians were 15-of-18 (83%) at the line for the game. For Indians reached double figures as Manning followed Magnusson with 14 points. Graves added 11 with five assists, while Murphy tossed in 10. Barnette had 16 to lead Wingate, while Maurice Hoover (Allendale, S.C.) had 14 and Anthony McKinnon (Creedmoor, N.C.) 12. The Indians shot 44% for the game and held a 41-35 edge on the boards. Wingate canned 42% from the field, but were only 6-of-12 (50%) at the charity stripe. Both teams had 13 turnovers. #####

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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. 9-1

Softball vs. GLENVILLE ST. 6-0

February 10

Tennis (M) vs. PFEIFFER 3-6

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 64-45

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 81-93

February 11

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships 

Tennis (W) vs. PFEIFFER 2-7

February 12

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships 

February 13

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships 

Baseball @ Florida Tech noon

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ppd. 1 p.m.

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

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. Valdosta State 4 p.m.

February 14

Baseball @ Florida Tech noon

February 16

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 1 p.m.

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

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

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3 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 11 a.m.

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

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 1 p.m.

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

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

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

Softball vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 3 p.m.

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

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4 p.m.

February 21

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

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

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 1 p.m.

Softball vs. Columbus State 3 p.m.

February 22

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

Golf (W) @ Converse Invitational

February 23

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

Golf (W) @ Converse Invitational

Tennis (W) @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Wingate 2 p.m.

February 24

Softball @ Limestone 1:30 p.m.

Softball @ Limestone 3:30 p.m.

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

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

February 26

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

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

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 6 p.m.

Softball vs. UNC Pembroke 6 p.m.

February 27

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 1 p.m.

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

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

Softball vs. Bellarmine 2 p.m.

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

Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 4 p.m.

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

Softball vs. Augusta 4 p.m.

February 28

Softball vs. St. Joseph's,IN 10 a.m.

Softball vs. North Georgia 2 p.m.

February 29

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

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