Basketball (M)

Houston Scores 29 in Men's Basketball Loss to AASU

SALISBURY, NC -- Armstrong Atlantic State and sixth-ranked Clayton State earned wins on Friday night in men’s basketball action at the Walt Baker Classic, hosted by Catawba College at Goodman Gym.

Clayton State (3-0) picked up a 68-49 win over Lenoir-Rhyne (3-2), while AASU (5-0) took a 94-86 decision over host Catawba (1-3).

Armstrong Atlantic surged ahead in the final 10 minutes of the first half. A jumper by Brian Taylor (Timmonsville, SC) put the visitors on top for good at 26-24 with 9:07 left. The Pirates went on to score 10 straight points and led 48-32 at the break.

Taylor had 13 of his 28 points in the opening frame as the Pirates shot nearly 60% (20-of-34). Catawba trailed by double digits most of the second half, but pulled within 75-67 on a three-pointer by freshman Donzell Williams (Salem, VA) with 6:24 remaining.

Chris Wooldridge (Norfolk, VA) cut the margin to 83-77 with 1:28 to go, but the Pirates did enough at the line, hitting on 7-of-11 in the last 1:27, to hold off the late charge. Catawba freshman Antonio Houston (Charlotte, NC) led all scorers with 29 points. He hit on 11-of-20 attempts and canned a trio of three-pointers. Wooldridge added 16 in the loss.

Five Pirates reached double figures as Patrick Sanou (Ougadagou, BURKINA FASO) and Tory Harris (Lakeland, FL) each added 15 and Jamaal Galloway (Inverness, FL) and Kevin Parker (Savannah, GA) each had 10. AASU enjoyed a 39-27 edge on the boards and shot 58% for the game.

Clayton State used a strong first half to earn its win. The Lakers ran out to a 28-11 lead and held a 38-17 edge at the break. The Lakers hit on 56% in the opening half, including a sparkling 9-of-12 from three-point range.

The Bears fell down by 25 early in the second half, but did claw back to within 15 with just under four minutes to play. Michael Sloan (Jonesboro, GA) and Brandon Kelley (Leesburg, FL) each had 18 points to pace Clayton State. Josh Kindred (Holly Springs, NC) led Lenoir-Rhyne with 16 points.

Today's Events

Softball vs. GLENVILLE ST., 11:30Stats

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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.

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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

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February 7

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

Softball @ Armstrong, ccd. 11 a.m.

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February 8

Softball vs. GLENVILLE ST. 11:30 a.m.

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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.

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February 11

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships

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

12
February 12

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships

13
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.

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February 14

Baseball @ Florida Tech noon

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February 16

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. BARTON 2 p.m.

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

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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.

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

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 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.

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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.

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February 22

Golf (W) @ Converse Invitational

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

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February 23

Golf (W) @ Converse Invitational

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

Tennis (W) @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Wingate 2 p.m.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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February 28

Softball @ Mid-South Classic

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February 29

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

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