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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February 3

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 75-62

Basketball (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 105-98

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February 5

Lacrosse (M) @ Guilford (Exhib.) 6 p.m.

6
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

7
February 7

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

Softball @ Armstrong, ccd. 11 a.m.

8
February 8

Softball vs. GLENVILLE ST. 9-1

Softball vs. GLENVILLE ST. 6-0

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February 10

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships 

Tennis (M) vs. PFEIFFER 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

11
February 11

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships 

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

12
February 12

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships 

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February 13

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships 

Baseball @ Florida Tech noon

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

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. Valdosta State 4 p.m.

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February 14

Baseball @ Florida Tech noon

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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.

17
February 17

Baseball @ Winston-Salem St. 5 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

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February 19

Softball vs. Belmont Abbey 4 p.m.

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February 20

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 9 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.

21
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.

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February 22

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

Golf (W) @ Converse Invitational

23
February 23

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

Golf (W) @ Converse Invitational

Tennis (W) @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Wingate 2 p.m.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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February 28

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

Softball vs. North Georgia 2 p.m.

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February 29

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

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