January 3, 2007
Men's Basketball Takes League Opener in Overtime
Houston gives sqaud late lift with 10 overtime points
SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba rallied from a 12-point second-half deficit and knocked off Lenoir-Rhyne 93-82 in overtime in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Wednesday night at Goodman Gym. The Catawba Indians claim their fourth straight win and improve to 6-6 overall and 1-0 in the SAC. The Bears fall to 6-5 and 0-1.
Freshman Antonio Houston (Charlotte, NC) scored 10 of his team high 25 points in overtime to lift Catawba. After failing to get off a shot at the end of regulation, Catawba grabbed the lead in the extra period on a put-back by Houston. Lenoir-Rhyne tied the contest on a layin by Josh Kindred (Holly Springs, NC), but Houston connected on a three-pointer to put the Tribe up for good and added a three-point play with 2:56 left for an 87-81 Catawba lead.
Catawba fell behind 60-48 following a layin by LR’s Donte Watson (Fayetteville, NC) with 12:47 left in regulation then found its shooting touch, getting back-to-back three-pointers by Jason Diggs (Christiansburg, VA) and Houston to cut the deficit to 60-54 with 11:59 left. A three-point play by Kindred gave the Bears a 63-56 edge, but Norman Monroe (Newport News, VA) and Brian Graves (Newport News, VA) each had three-point plays for Catawba to cut the lead to 67-64 with 7:41 left.
Ahmad Murphy (Orangeburg, SC) would give Catawba the lead at 69-67 on another three-point play with 6:55 remaining. The teams traded leads four times with four ties down the stretch. Murphy gave Catawba a 77-75 lead on two free throws with 49 seconds left, but Reggie Bratton (Charlotte, NC) tied the game on a pair from the stripe with 31 seconds remaining. The Tribe failed to get off a shot at the end of regulation.
Bratton led all scorers in a losing effort for the Bears. He connected on 10-of-17 field goals, including a pair of three pointers, and was perfect on seven shots at the line. Houston made 8-of-15 for Catawba with two three-pointers and went 7-of-9 at the line for his 25 points.
Graves added 18 points for Catawba with Murphy tossing in 14. Kindred had 18 points and eight rebounds for LR, while Marcus Springs (Charlotte, NC) added a dozen points. After shooting just 39% in the opening half, Catawba hit on 50% in the second half and 56% in overtime. The Bears made just 1-of-7 shots in the extra period. Both teams shot well at the line as the Bears made 16-of-20 (80%), but Catawba made 34-of-38 attempts (89.5%).
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2-3
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 1-4
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-5
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 4-1
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-5
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA TECH 15-7
Softball @ Limestone 8-1
Softball @ Limestone 1-2
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Lacrosse (W) vs. FELICIAN 24-1
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 11
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 2nd of 17
Baseball @ Tampa 5-9
Softball vs. KING 3-17
Softball vs. KING 2-0
Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESTNUT HILL 16-15
Baseball @ Tampa 8-12
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-6
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-3
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-4
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 9-3
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-2
Tennis (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-8
Tennis (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2-7
Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 13-9
Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 11-0
Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 25-8
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 1 (Monroe CC)
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 2 (Monroe CC) 5th of 12
Baseball vs. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 6-8
Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 16-6
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Prelims)
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 0-7
Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 0-9
Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 1-8
Lacrosse (W) vs. INDIANA,PA 7-25
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 3-7
Lacrosse (M) @ Coker 14-8
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Finals)
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 1)
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Prelims) 10 a.m.
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Finals) 6 p.m.
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1-10
Track/Field @ UNC Pembroke Braves Classic
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 2)
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 19-10
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 13-12
Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 0-9
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 10-6
Tennis (M) @ Tusculum 3-6
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 7-8
Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC)
Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 1 (Rolling Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC) 4th of 10
Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC) 6th of 11
Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 12-11
Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 7 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 2 p.m.
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 4 p.m.
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1)
Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) @ Lincoln Memorial noon
Baseball @ Mars Hill noon
Softball vs MARS HILL 1 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.
Softball vs MARS HILL 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 1 (River Landing GC)
Lacrosse (W) @ Coker 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 2 (River Landing GC)
Tennis (M) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 1)
Softball @ Tusculum 1 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 2 p.m.
Softball @ Tusculum 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 5 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL noon
Baseball @ Anderson 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 3 p.m.
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