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 @ Bluegrass Championships, Video
Baseball @ Florida Tech, 7-1 WVideoStats
Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey, 3-18 L
Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ppd., 1:00Stats
Basketball (W) @ Anderson, 84-89 LAudioVideoStats
Baseball vs. Valdosta State, 1-2 L
Basketball (M) @ Anderson, 72-74 LAudioVideoStats

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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.

6
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.

8
February 8

Softball vs. GLENVILLE ST. 9-1

Softball vs. GLENVILLE ST. 6-0

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February 10

Tennis (M) vs. PFEIFFER 3-6

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 64-45

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 81-93

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February 11

Tennis (W) vs. PFEIFFER 2-7

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February 13

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships 

Baseball @ Florida Tech 7-1

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ppd. 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 3-18

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 84-89

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 72-74

Baseball vs. Valdosta State 1-2

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February 14

Baseball @ Florida Tech noon

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February 16

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 1 p.m.

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

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

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3 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 11 a.m.

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

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 1 p.m.

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

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

Basketball (W) vs. BREVARD 2 p.m.

Softball vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 3 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. BREVARD 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4 p.m.

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February 21

Tennis (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 1 p.m.

Softball vs. Columbus State 3 p.m.

22
February 22

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

Golf (W) @ Converse Invitational

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February 23

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

Golf (W) @ Converse Invitational

Tennis (W) @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Wingate 2 p.m.

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February 24

Softball @ Limestone 1:30 p.m.

Softball @ Limestone 3:30 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

Tennis (M) vs. LEES-MCRAE 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. LEES-MCRAE 2 p.m.

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 6 p.m.

Softball vs. UNC Pembroke 6 p.m.

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February 27

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

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

Softball vs. Bellarmine 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 4 p.m.

Softball vs. Augusta 4 p.m.

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February 28

Softball vs. St. Joseph's,IN 10 a.m.

Softball vs. North Georgia 2 p.m.

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February 29

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

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