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Men's Basketball holds on for win over Tusculum

   SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba built a 24-point lead early in the second half and held off visiting Tusculum for a 99-92 win in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym.  Catawba improves to 19-6 overall and 7-3 in the SAC, while the Pioneers fall to 13-10 and 4-6.
Catawba jumped to a 12-2 lead after four minutes and held a double-digit edge for most of the half.  Catawba hit on 54% in the opening half with the Pioneers staying close by making 21-of-23 at the line while making just 9-of-23 (39%) from the field.

The Tribe quickly built on its 47-39 halftime lead and rolled to a 68-44 advantage with 15:36 remaining.  From there, the Pioneers began to cut into the lead and pulled within 70-61 following a three-pointer by Douglas Tshomba (Brussells, BELGUIM) with 10:49 left.

The Pioneers pulled within five with 4:12 left, but Jamel Hamilton (Virginia Beach, VA) canned a three for a 85-77 Tribe lead.  Catawba made 11-of-12 at the line in the final 1:11 to hold off the Pioneers.  Catawba hit on 53% for the game and made 22-of-26 at the stripe.  Tusculum shot 43% and made 40-of-49 at the line the second-most made and attempted in school history.

Brian Graves (Newport News, VA) led Catawba with 19 points and nine assists.  Jolly Manning (Rocky Mount, NC) made 7-of-8 field goals for 14 points, while Chris Wooldridge (Norfolk, VA) added a dozen.  Tshomba scored 21 points for the Pioneers, while Gabe Story (Greeneville, TN) added 19 points and seven rebounds off the bench.  Jordan Lear (Zanesville, OH) had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.


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«May 2016»
May 1

Baseball vs. Carson-Newman (SAC Tournament) 4-2

Softball vs. Lenoir-Rhyne (SAC Tournament) 1-3

Softball vs. Lenoir-Rhyne (SAC Tournament - Championship) 2-1

May 2

Baseball vs. Tusculum (SAC Tournament) 5-6

May 5

Softball vs. Georgia College (NCAA II Regional) 4-3

May 6

Softball @ North Georgia (NCAA II Regional) 0-1

Softball vs. Georgia College (NCAA II Regional) 0-3

May 7

Baseball @ USC Aiken 1-4

May 19

Baseball vs. Belmont Abbey (NCAA Regional) 5-6

May 20

Baseball vs. Mount Olive (NCAA Regional) 4-6


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