Basketball (M)

Magnusson brothers spark Men's Basketball to win over N.C. Central

   SALISBURY, NC -- Shaw and host Catawba picked up wins in men’s basketball action at the Walt Baker Classic sponsored by C.F. Parks on Saturday at Goodman Gym.  Shaw (1-5) defeated Lenoir-Rhyne (3-3) 80-74, while Catawba (8-0) took a 90-76 decision over N.C. Central (1-6).
Catawba, ranked 17th in NCAA II, built a 41-25 halftime lead and led by double figures nearly the entire second half.  The Eagles cut the margin to nine early in the second half, but Catawba connected on three straight three pointers, two by Finnur Magnusson (Reykjavik, ICELAND) and the other by brother, Helgi, to push the Tribe lead to 56-40 with 14:05 remaining,.

 Jamel Hamilton (Virginia Beach, VA) came off the bench to lead Catawba with 18 points, while Jolly Manning (Rocky Mount, NC) added 15 points and five rebounds.  The Indians hit on 12 three-pointers for the game.  Chris Tyrance (Garner, NC) led the Eagles with 18 points, while Chris Prince (Washington, DC) added 15 points.  Charles Futrell (Fayetteville, NC) had 11 points and nine rebounds.

 Catawba ran out to a quick 8-0 lead and never trailed.  The Indians led by as many as 20 points with five minutes remaining before the half.  N.C. Central enjoyed a 45-34 edge on the boards, but Catawba had just 12 turnovers to 19 for the Eagles.

Shaw erased a six-point halftime deficit early in the final half and went on to record its first win of the season.  Josh Rudder (Graham, NC), who led all-scorers with 21 points, connected on a three-pointer to give L-R a 43-40 lead, but Shaw went on a 14-1 run to grab a 54-44 lead after a three pointer by Brandon Green (Slidell, LA) with 11:45 left.

Lenoir-Rhyne pulled within five with 29 seconds left, but Shaw canned four-of-six at the line to hold on for the win.  Marcus Jennings (Bakersfield, CA) and John Kornegay (Detroit, MI) each scored 14 points to pace Shaw.  Ron Colbert (Decatur, AL) added 12 points, while Daniel Jackson (Lake Wales, FL) added 10 points and seven rebounds.

Shaw shot 57% in the final half, while Lenoir-Rhyne hit on just 35% of its attempts.  Shaw also held a 40-32 edge on the boards and made 21-of-31 free throws in the final half.  


Today's Events

Lacrosse (M) @ Guilford (Exhib.), 6:00


«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 10 a.m.

Tennis (W) vs. JOHNSON C. SMITH noon

Tennis (M) vs. JOHNSON C. SMITH noon

Softball @ Armstrong 12:30 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 4 p.m.

February 7

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

Softball @ Armstrong 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.

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

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 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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