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.

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1
September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

2
September 2

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INVITE W-2nd; M-3rd

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Individual Tourn. 

Volleyball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1-3

Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0

Soccer (M) vs. ERSKINE 1-2

3
September 3

Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

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September 6

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3

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September 8

Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

9
September 9

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Football @ VMI 27-20

Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4

10
September 10

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

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September 15

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

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September 16

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1

Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9

Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0

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September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek) 

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September 19

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

20
September 20

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4

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September 22

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.

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September 23

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede

Soccer (W) @ Coker 4:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 5 p.m.

Football vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Coker 7 p.m.

24
September 24

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv - Day 2 (Old South GC)

25
September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

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September 26

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 3 p.m.

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 6 p.m.

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September 27

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 3 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5 p.m.

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September 29

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 7 p.m.

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September 30

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Football @ Carson-Newman 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 3 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. LANDER 7 p.m.

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