February 7, 2007
Monroe Leads Strong Effort as Men's Basketball Knocks Off Tusculum
Defense limits Pioneers to just 24% shooting
SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba used a strong second half and pulled away from host Tusculum to grab a 60-46 victory in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Wednesday night at Pioneer Areana. The Catawba Indians improve to 12-9 overall and 7-3 in the SAC, while the Pioneers fall to 10-12 and 3-8. The 46 points allowed by Catawba was the fewest since the Tribe also surrendered just 46 points on Feb 6, 2002, which also came against Tusculum.
Catawba led 25-20 at the break and would score the first 10 points of the final half to take a 35-20 edge and never looked back. The Pioneers pulled within 41-28 on a pair of free throws by Serge Poppe (Charleroi, BELGIUM) with 10:45 to go, but another Catawba run would break the game open.
The Tribe used a 19-5 run to build its lead to 60-33 with 3:48 to go. Antonio Houston (Charlotte, NC) connected on two three-pointers in the run, which also included a pair of three-pointers by Isaac Rose (Jonesville, NC).
Norman Monroe (Newport News, VA) scored a season high 16 points to lead Catawba, while Chris Wooldridge (Norfolk, VA) posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Houston also reached double figures with 14 points. Lavanti Jeter (Alexandria, VA) led all scorers with 20 points for the Pioneers.
Tusculum shot only 24% in the loss and made just 2-of-22 (9%) from three-point range. Catawba canned 41% and was 5-of-11 from behind the arc. The Tribe also held a 48-30 edge on the boards.
Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2
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
Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0
Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3
Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd
Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1)
Football @ VMI 27-20
Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2)
Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4
Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1
Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3
Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1
Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9
Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16
Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3
Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1
Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.
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.
Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv - Day 2 (Old South GC)
Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)
Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)
Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 3 p.m.
Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 6 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 3 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5 p.m.
Cross Country @ Royals Challenge
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Volleyball vs. QUEENS 7 p.m.
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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