December 10, 2005
Men's Basketball suffers first defeat at West Georgia
CARROLLTON, GA -- Catawba fell from the ranks of the unbeaten after a 97-78 loss to host West Georgia on Saturday afternoon at the HPE Building. The Indians, ranked 11th in NCAA II fall to 10-1, while West Georgia improves to 7-2.
Catawba suffered its worst shooting performance of the season, hitting just 40% form the field. The Tribe hit on 46% in the final half, but saw the Braves connected on 64% to pull away.
The Indians scored the first five points, but quickly fell behind 22-9 after eight minutes. Catawba managed to cut the deficit back to four just before the half and trailed 38-32 at the break.
West Georgia would build on its lead early in the final half, taking a 61-42 lead with 14:31 remaining. Catawba rallied back within 73-64 with 7:14 remaining, but get no closer.
Antonio Shaw led the Braves with 22 points, while Michael Ford added 21 and Andrius Petkunas tossed in 20. Chris Burris added a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Chris Wooldridge led Catawba with 15 points, with Jason Diggs and Jamel Hamilton added 13 each. Jolly Manning totaled 10 points.
|Swimming vs. QUEENS, noon|
Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 1)
Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 2) W-2nd;M-4th
Track/Field @ JDL College Kickoff Classic
Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 43-60
Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 58-103
Basketball (W) vs. TUSCULUM 70-58
Basketball (M) vs. TUSCULUM 73-87
Basketball (W) vs. JC SMITH 51-52
Basketball (M) vs. ST. AUGUSTINE'S 76-73
Basketball (W) vs. ANDERSON 63-46
Basketball (M) vs. ANDERSON 67-76
Swimming vs. QUEENS noon
Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 11 a.m.
Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 2 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Virginia Union 2 p.m.
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