Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball Spoils Shuford Gym Anniversary Celebration with Win at LR

Houston and Graves help Tribe keep share of SAC lead

HICKORY, NC – Catawba remained in a first-place tie after an 81-73 win over host Lenoir-Rhyne in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Saturday night at Shuford Gym.  The Catawba Indians improve to 16-9 overall and 10-4 in the SAC, winning for the sixth straight time.  The Bears fall to 16-8 and 10-4, and see a 21-game home win streak snapped on the 50th Anniversary of the opening of Shuford Gym.

The game featured 15 lead changes and 11 ties, the last of which was broke with 2:08 remaining when Chris Wooldridge tipped in a miss to give the Tribe the lead for good at 74-72.  Wooldridge scored on the next Catawba possession then Brian Graves added two free throws with a minute to play to increase the lead to 78-72. 

Catawba trailed by five early in the second half, but battled back to tie the game at 47-47 on a layup by Jason Diggs with 12:13 left.  From there the teams traded the lead a dozen times with Tyler Boardman giving the Bears a 66-65 edge with 5:42 remaining.

The Bears pulled out by three, but Catawba tied the game on a free throw by Graves and two by Antonio Houston with 3:56 to go.  Marcus Springs and Reggie Bratton hit a pair of free throws for the Bears, while Norman Monroe had a basket and Rob Fields two free throws to get the game tied 72-72 with 2:35 left.

Lenoir-Rhyne missed two shots and committed two turnovers over the next two minutes to allow Catawba to pull away at the end.  Both teams shot extremely well as Catawba connected on 53% and the Bears 55%.  The teams were even in rebounds, while Catawba had 11 turnovers, nine less than Lenoir-Rhyne.

Houston led Catawba with 21 points, making a pair of three-pointers.  Graves had 18 points and six assists.  Monroe came off the bench to add 13 points.  Bratton led all scorers with 22 points for Lenoir-Rhyne.  Springs added 20 points with Josh Kindred picking up 11 points and eight rebounds.

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«April 2017»
1
April 1

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2-1

Lacrosse (W) vs. WINGATE 8-14

Baseball AUGUSTA 7-6

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1-2

Baseball AUGUSTA 11-2

Lacrosse (M) vs. WINGATE 1-13

2
April 2

Baseball AUGUSTA 6-9

3
April 3

Baseball @ Kannapolis Intimidators, ccd. 6:30 p.m.

4
April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble (Tennessee National) 12th of 12

Golf (W) @ Agnis McAmis Inv. (Link Hills CC) 9th of 14

Softball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-7

Softball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-11

Baseball vs. BARTON 20-2

5
April 5

Baseball vs. USC AIKEN, ppd. 2 p.m.

6
April 6

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey 6-3

Tennis (W) @ Belmont Abbey 5-4

Lacrosse (W) @ Erskine 15-9

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April 8

Football Spring Blue-White Game

Softball @ Mars Hill 0-8

Baseball @ Mars Hill 1-3

Softball @ Mars Hill 2-8

Lacrosse (M) @ Brevard 12-10

9
April 9

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships (Day One) - Link Hills CC 9th

Lacrosse (W) @ Brevard 19-6

Baseball @ Mars Hill 7-6

Baseball @ Mars Hill 11-8

10
April 10

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships (Day Two) - Link Hills CC 9th

Tennis (W) @ Winston Salem State 9-0

11
April 11

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships (Day Three) - Link Hills CC 9th of 11

Tennis (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 4-5

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 4-5

Baseball @ Mount Olive 2-6

12
April 12

Softball @ Queens 0-7

Softball @ Queens 7-9

Lacrosse (W) @ North Greenville 15-10

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April 14

Lacrosse (M) vs. SHORTER 18-1

Softball vs. ANDERSON 0-8

Softball vs. ANDERSON 9-7

Baseball @ Tusculum 7-6

15
April 15

Baseball @ Tusculum 7-3

Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 18-5

Baseball @ Tusculum 5-3

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April 18

Softball @ Wingate 0-2

Softball @ Wingate 4-5

Baseball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 13-7

19
April 19

Baseball @ North Greenville (Fluor Field) 8-4

2021
April 21

Baseball vs. BREVARD 14-0

22
April 22

Baseball vs. BREVARD 16-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 13-14

Softball vs. TUSCULUM 3-16

Baseball vs. BREVARD 13-3

Softball vs. TUSCULUM 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 12-11

23
April 23

Golf (M) in SAC CHAMPIONSHIPS (Day 1) CC of SALISBURY

24
April 24

Golf (M) in SAC CHAMPIONSHIPS (Day 2) CC of SALISBURY

25
April 25

Golf (M) in SAC CHAMPIONSHIPS (Day 3) - CC of SALISBURY 11th of 12

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 6-13

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY, ccd. 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 10-14

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April 28

Baseball vs. Carson-Newman (SAC Tournament) noon

29
April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

30
April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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