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Monroe's 35 Points, 16 Rebounds Leads Men's Basketball to Win in Double-OT

NEWBERRY, SC -- Catawba got a career-high effort from Norman Monroe (Newport News, VA/Heritage HS), who scored 35 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, in a 107-103 double-overtime victory over host Newberry in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Wednesday night at Eleazer Arena.  The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Catawba Indians, who improved to 12-10 overall and 4-6 in the SAC.  Newberry fell to 10-12 and 4-7.

Catawba trailed by five midway through the second overtime, but consecutive baskets by Antonio Houston (Charlotte, NC/E. Mecklenburg HS) and Monroe pulled the Tribe within 101-100 with 1:55 left.  After a pair of free throws by Isaac Rose (Jonesville, NC/W. Forsyth HS), Houston followed a Newberry turnover with a hoop that gave Catawba a 104-103 edge with 1:01 remaining.

Newberry would misfire on a three-pointer and Dominick Reid (Charlotte, NC/Cannon School) converted the first of two free throws for a 105-103 Catawba lead.  Newberry turned the ball over in the final seconds and Houston iced the game with a pair of free throws with two seconds remaining.

Monroe canned 14-of-17 shots from the field en route to his career-high performance in both points and rebounds.  He had 17 of Catawba’s 35 first-half points.  The rest of the Tribe’s top scorers did their damage after the break.  Houston finished with 25 points, while Rose and Rob Fields (Orangeburg, SC/Orangeburg-Wilkerson HS) each added 17.  The trio had a combined 14 points at the half.

Catawba led by seven with 33 seconds remaining in regulation following a pair of free throws by Houston, but Newberry rallied behind a trio of three-pointers by Cory Etheridge.  Houston would miss two free throws with 23 seconds to go and Etheridge hit one three-pointer to trim the deficit to 83-81. 

Fields would make all four of his free throw attempts in the final with 15 and six seconds on the clock, but Etheridge followed each one with three-pointers and tied the game at the buzzer of regulation.  Monroe gave Catawba a 94-92 lead inside the final minute of the first overtime, but Stephane Bakinde answered with 21 seconds left.  Catawba failed to get off a shot at the end of the first extra period.

Catawba trailed by as many as 11 in the first half, but used an 11-0 run over the final minute of the first half and the opening two minutes of the second half to go on top 42-41.  The Tribe would go up by seven before Newberry rallied to go back up 61-59 with just over 10 minutes to play.  Catawba regrouped and charged ahead by nine at 78-69 with 2:25 left before Newberry stormed back.

Catawba shot 58% for the game and canned 14-of-18 (78%) shots during the second 20 minute session.  Newberry hit on 47.5% for the contest, but were outrebounded 47-36 by Catawba.  Clemente Martin had 27 points for Newberry, while Etheridge added 24, making 6-of-10 from behind the arc.

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April 2

Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 10-16

Baseball @ Brevard 7-5

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 3-1

Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 9-10

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 13-0

Baseball @ Brevard 8-6

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April 3

Baseball @ Brevard 9-8

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April 4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 5-17

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April 5

Golf (W) @ Agnes McAmis Memorial (Link Hills CC) 

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble (Tennessee National) 11th of 11

Softball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-1

Softball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-2

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 19-7

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April 6

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 22-24

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April 7

Tennis (W) vs. QUEENS 0-9

Tennis (M) vs. QUEENS 1-8

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April 8

Lacrosse (W) vs. BREVARD 10-11

Baseball @ Tampa 5-14

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April 9

Football Spring Game

Baseball @ Tampa 7-11

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 7-2

Softball vs. MARS HILL 1-0

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 7-2

Lacrosse (M) @ Shorter 10-8

Softball vs. MARS HILL 7-2

Baseball @ Tampa 10-15

Athletics Athetics Dinner & Silent Auction 6 p.m.

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April 10

Lacrosse (W) vs. SAINT LEO 14-15

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April 11

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey 8-1

Tennis (W) @ Belmont Abbey 6-3

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April 12

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships (Monroe CC) 

Baseball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 18-5

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April 13

Softball vs. QUEENS 9-1

Softball vs. QUEENS 3-2

Lacrosse (M) @ Pfeiffer 8-14

Lacrosse (W) vs. PFEIFFER 12-11

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April 15

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 2-1

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April 16

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 7-5

Softball @ Anderson 4-3

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 3-4

Softball @ Anderson 3-0

Lacrosse (W) @ Newberry 12-7

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April 19

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships (Etowah Valley GC) 12th

Baseball vs. BARTON 9-6

Lacrosse (M) vs. BREVARD 15-7

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April 20

Softball vs. WINGATE 2-4

Softball vs. WINGATE 1-4

Baseball vs. USC AIKEN 5-4

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April 23

Softball @ Tusculum 1-0

Softball @ Tusculum 0-3

Baseball @ Wingate 10-3

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-15

Baseball @ Wingate 5-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7-12

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April 24

Baseball @ Wingate 7-11

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April 26

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tournament) 5-13

Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate (SAC Tournament) 13-12

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April 28

Softball vs. Newberry (SAC Tournament) 4-1

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April 29

Softball vs. Queens (SAC Tournament) 9-4

Baseball vs. Wingate (SAC Tournament) 11-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. Lenoir-Rhyne (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 9-11

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April 30

Softball vs. Lenoir-Rhyne (SAC Tournament) 2:30 p.m.

Baseball vs. Lincoln Memorial (SAC Tournament) 3:45 p.m.

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