January 2, 2008
Fields' Career-High 19 Points Helps Lead Men's Basketball to Third Straight Win
MURFREESBORO, NC -- Sophomore Rob Fields (Orangeburg, SC/Orangeburg-Wilkerson HS) scored a career-high 19 points to help lead Catawba past host Chowan 86-77 in men’s basketball action on Wednesday night at the Helms Center. The Catawba Indians take their third straight win and improve to 7-4, while the Hawks fall to 4-8.
Catawba trailed only once at 2-0 following an opening basket by Lando Morrison. Norman Monroe (Newport News, VA/Heritage HS) tied the game and Finnur Magnusson (Reykjavik, ICELAND/Wesleyan Academy) put Catawba on top for good with two free throws at the 18:45 mark.
Donzell Williams (Salem,VA/Glenvar HS) gave the Tribe their largest first-half lead at 23-12 with 11:28 remaining, but Chowan would hang around and used a 9-0 to cut the margin to 23-21 on consecutive jumpers by Layth Mansour. Catawba would build its lead back to eight and took a 37-33 edge to the break.
Fields opened the second half with a four-point play and Chowan trailed by at least four points until pulling within a bucket with 8:54 remaining. Isaac Rose (Jonesville, NC/W. Forsyth HS) and Antonio Houston (Charlotte, NC/E. Mecklenburg HS) hit back-to-back three-pointer to give the Indians a 71-63 lead with 6:39 to play.
Jaleel Nelson would bring the Hawks within 71-66 on a three-pointer, but baskets by Fields, Rose and Cliff Burns (Cooleemee, NC/Davie Co. HS) built the Indians edge back to 11 points with 4:11 remaining. Rose would ice the game with 1:29 left on a three-point play for an 82-73 lead.
Houston led Catawba with 20 points, hitting on six three-pointers. Rose followed Fields with 15 points and added four steals, while Dominick Reid (Charlotte, NC/Cannon School) chipped in with 11 points and seven assists. Chowan placed five players in double-figures led by Morrison and Mansour, who each had 14 points. Mansour added eight boards.
Chowan hit on 49% of its shots and held a 42-27 edge on the boards, but Catawba made just eight turnovers to 18 for the Hawks. The Indians also shot well, hitting on 47%, and made good on 11-of-25 (44%) from long range.
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)
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Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3
Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1
Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3
Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)
Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede W-5th;M-9th
Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0
Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3
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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)
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Volleyball vs. QUEENS 7 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
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Football @ Carson-Newman 1 p.m.
Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 3 p.m.
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