Basketball (M)

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

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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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September 1

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st

Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3

Football @ West Georgia 3-34

Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0

Soccer (M) @ Erskine 0-1

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September 3

Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0

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September 5

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2

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September 7

Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3

Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0

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September 8

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3

Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7

Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0

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September 9

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1

10
September 10

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC) 

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC) 

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September 11

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen CC) 2nd of 9

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 2 (Camden CC) 13th of 14

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3

12
September 12

Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1

Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3

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September 15

Cross Country @ Winthrop Invitational, ccd. 9 a.m.

Swimming @ SAA Open Water, ccd. 4 p.m.

Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.

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September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd. 

Volleyball @ Queens 3-2

19
September 19

Soccer (W) @ Queens 1-0

Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-8

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September 21

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 7-0

Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 7-0

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

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September 22

Golf (W) @ Battle of Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3

Football @ Mars Hill 33-39

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-2

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September 23

Golf (W) @ Battle of Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 8th of 17

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September 24

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

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September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.

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September 26

Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.

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September 27

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

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September 28

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.

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September 29

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)

Cross Country @ USC Upstate Invitational 9 a.m.

Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1:30 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.

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September 30

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)

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