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Men's Basketball Takes Dramatic Win Over Carson-Newman on Fields' Late Free Throw

Rose scored 22 of his career-high 27 points in opening half

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba‘s Rob Fields (Orangeburg, SC/Orangeburg-Wilkerson HS) hit the second of two free throws with 0.3 seconds left as Catawba defeated visiting Carson-Newman 103-102 in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Wednesday night at Goodman Gym.  The win improves the Catawba Indians to 15-11 overall and 7-7 in the SAC, securing a first round home tournament game next week.  The Eagles fall to 18-7 and 8-5.

Catawba hit on 16 of its first 20 shots and raced to a 36-19 lead in the opening seven and half minutes.  Isaac Rose (Jonesville, NC/W. Forsyth HS) scored eight of Catawba’s first 10 points as the Indians led 10-8 after two minutes.  Rose had 18 of his 22 first-half points in the opening nine minutes.

Catawba shot 64% in the opening half and held a 66-48 edge at the break.  The Eagles opened the second half on a 20-8 run to pull within eight points on a three-pointer by Scott Williams (Macon, GA) with 14:25 to play. 

Catawba still held a 97-86 lead with just over five minutes to play when Scott Williams went to the line to convert a pair of free throws.  The Indians subbed in two players during that time, but the officials started the game back before Catawba completed its changes and assessed a technical for too many men on the court.  The Eagles seized momentum from there as Darren Williams (Lawrenceville, GA) converted the two free throws then C-N got three steals and three layups to cut the margin to 97-96 with 3:38 left.

Antonio Houston (Charlotte, NC/Independence, HS) put the Indians up 99-96, but consecutive baskets by Darren and Scott Williams put the Eagles up for the first time since the opening minutes at 100-99 with 1:29 remaining.  Houston scored on a three-point play for a 102-100 Catawba lead with 54 seconds to go and Andy Tipton (Maryville, TN) answered for C-N to tie the score with 43 seconds left.

Catawba missed a shot with 17 seconds remaining to give the Eagles a chance top take the lead, but Houston stripped Tipton with six seconds remaining.  That set up the final sequence that sent Fields to the line which won the game.  C-N did not get a final shot off before the buzzer.

Rose finished with a career-high 27 points, hitting on 11-of-15 shots, and added seven rebounds.  Houston followed with 21 points and Norman Monroe (Newport News, VA/Heritage HS) had 17 points and seven rebounds.  Scott Williams led the Eagles with 24 points and 10 rebounds.  Tipton added 23 points and nine boards, while Jordan Dixon (Clinton, TN) added 16 points.

The Eagles, who shot 40% in the opening half, improved to 50% in the second half.  After a blistering first half, Catawba hit on 40.5% in the last half.  The Indians committed 23 turnovers, but offset that with a 52-39 edge on the boards.

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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

4
April 4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 5-17

5
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

7
April 7

Tennis (W) vs. QUEENS 0-9

Tennis (M) vs. QUEENS 1-8

8
April 8

Lacrosse (W) vs. BREVARD 10-11

Baseball @ Tampa 5-14

9
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.

10
April 10

Lacrosse (W) vs. SAINT LEO 14-15

11
April 11

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey 8-1

Tennis (W) @ Belmont Abbey 6-3

12
April 12

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships (Monroe CC) 

Baseball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 18-5

13
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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