Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball survives second half drought in win over Tusculum

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba College avoided a third straight loss, defeating visiting Tusculum 53-46 in South Atlantic Conference menís basketball action on Wednesday night at Goodman Gym. Catawba improves to 17-4 overall and 7-2 in the SAC, while Tusculum falls to 10-11 and 4-5.Tusculum started strong and led 13-8 after six minutes, but Catawba used a 15-2 run midway through the opening half to take a 23-15 edge at the 7:44 mark. Catawba would build the lead to nine by the half at 32-23. Tusculum shot just 32% in the opening frame, while Catawba shot 45% against the nationís #3 rated defense, allowing opponents just 37% coming into the game. The Pioneers, who rank #1 in NCAA II in scoring defense, tightened up in the second half and allowed Catawba just five field goals in the second half and just 21% shooting. The Pioneers still trailed by nine at 40-31 with 12:20 left, then kept Catawba without a field goal for nearly eight minutes. During that time Tusculum trimmed the lead to a single point at 40-39 with 6:55 to go and had several chances to take the lead, but failed to convert. Catawbaís Alex Luyk (Madrid, SPAIN) finally ended the field goal drought with a three-pointer with 4:27 remaining to give the Indians a 44-39 edge. The Pioneers trailed 46-44 with 3:04 to go after a free throw by Pat Compton (Fairfield, OH), but Terrence Hamilton (Dillon, SC) gave Catawba a 49-44 lead on a three-pointer with 2:00 left. He failed to convert on the four-point play, but Catawba made four of six free throws from that point to hold on. Hamilton was the only Catawba player to reach double figures with 12 and had six rebounds. Luyk and Brian Carter (Alexandria, VA) each had eight rebounds, while Brent Jernigan (Albemarle, NC) scored nine points in his first career start. Tusculum was led by Compton, who had 11 points and seven rebounds, and Britton Boedecker (Missoula, MT), who had 10 points and eight boards. Both teams shot horrid in the second half. Catawba made just 5-of-24 (20.8%), while Tusculum hit on 7-of-27 (25.9%). Catawba finished at 34/5% for the game and Tusculum at 29/3%. Both teams also shot under 50% from the line and each had 17 turnovers and the Pioneers held a 49-43 edge on the boards. #######

Today's Events

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2),
Baseball vs. COKER, 16-4 WVideoStats
Softball vs USC AIKEN, 6-2 WStats
Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill, 83-48 WVideoStats
Softball vs USC AIKEN, 5-4 WStats
Baseball vs. COKER, 15-5 WVideoStats
Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill, 103-94 WVideoStats

Calendar

«February 2018»
1
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

2
February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

3
February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

4
February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

56
February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

7
February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

89
February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

10
February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

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February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

13
February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

14
February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

15
February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

16
February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

17
February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

18
February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

19
February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

20
February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

21
February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

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February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 6-3

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 0-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 27-12

Baseball vs. COKER 26-1

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 5-16

24
February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2) 

Baseball vs. COKER 16-4

Softball vs USC AIKEN 6-2

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 83-48

Softball vs USC AIKEN 5-4

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 103-94

Baseball vs. COKER 15-5

25
February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

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February 28

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 6 p.m.

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