Basketball (M)

Hamilton tallied career-high 26 points as Men's Basketball moves to 3-0 in SAC

GREENEVILLE, TN – Sophomore Jamel Hamilton (Virginia Beach, VA) came off the bench to score a career-high 26 points to lead visiting Catawba to a 79-63 win over Tusculum in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Arena.  With the win, the Indians move to 15-3 overall and 3-0 in the SAC, while Tusculum falls to 10-6 and 1-2.
Ahmad Murphy (Orangeburg, SC) canned a three-pointer to open the scoring and Catawba never trailed.  The Tribe used a 7-0 run to grab a 10-3 edge just over four minutes into the contest.  The Pioneers trimmed the deficit to a point, but Catawba got a pair of three-pointers by Hamilton in a 16-3 run that pushed the Indian edge to 26-13 by the midpoint of the half.

Another three-pointer by Hamilton pushed the lead to 17 at one point and Catawba went to the break with a 42-29 lead.  Hamilton had 13 and Chris Wooldridge a dozen in the opening half as the Tribe canned 53% from the field to just 30% for Tusculum.  Jordan Lear had 13 first-half points to keep the Pioneers in the game.

Catawba upped its lead to 22 early in the second half and led 69-49 with 10 minutes to play when Tusculum made a final run.  A nine-point Pioneer run cut the deficit to 11, but Helgi Magnusson (Reykjavick, ICELAND) ended the run with a three-pointer for Catawba with 5:51 remaining.  

Hamilton scored his 26 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field, including a 6-of-10 performance from behind the arc.  He was perfect on four free throw attempts.  He added three assists and four steals.  Wooldridge and Brian Graves (Newport News, VA) each scored 16 points, while Magnusson added 10.

Lear paced the Pioneers with 21 points, while Gabe Story came off the bench to score 16 points and grab nine rebounds.  The Pioneers shot just 34.5% from the field nad committed 21 turnovers.  Catawba hit 51% and was 9-of-17 from three-point range.  

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October 1

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

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October 2

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

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October 3

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

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October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

5
October 5

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

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October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

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October 7

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

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October 9

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

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October 10

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17

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October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

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October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

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October 16

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

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October 17

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

18
October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

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October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

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October 20

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

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October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

Swimming Men @ Wingate 65-177

Swimming Women at Wingate 56-187

Football @ Tusculum 40-13

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 1-2

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October 24

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

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October 25

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

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October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

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October 28

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.

Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.

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October 31

Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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