October 30, 2008
Fields Nets 22 To Lead Men's Basketball Past Athletes In Action
SALISBURY, NC -- Junior Rob Fields (Orangeburg, SC/Orangeburg-Wilkerson HS) scored 22 points to lead five double-figure scorers as Catawba defeated Athletes In Action 89-78 in a men’s basketball exhibition game on Thursday night at Goodman Gym. Fields connected on 10-of-15 shots and scored 15 of his points after the break.
Catawba led 42-37 at the break, but AIA went on a 10-point run after surrendering the opening bucket of the final half to grab a 47-44 lead. Charleston Long had six points in the run, which was capped on a layup by Tim Lewis. Trey Shoemaker (Charlotte, NC/Country Day) tied the game on a three-pointer and back-to-back baskets by Fields gave the Indians a 56-49 lead with 15:48 remaining.
The Athletes In Action tied the game at 56-all on a three-pointer by John Olinger, but a three-point play by Cliff Burns (Cooleemee, NC/Davie Co. HS) Oviedo HS) gave Catawba the lead for good at 59-56 with 14:22 to play. Field would score 11 of the next 13 points for Catawba as the Indians built a 74-64 edge with 9:15 remaining.
AIA cut the Catawba lead to 76-72 with 6:16 left, but Antonio Houston (Charlotte, NC/E. Mecklenburg HS) hit a jumper and three-pointer to push the lead back to nine at 81-72. Houston followed Fields with 20 points, while Burns added 15. Isaac Rose (Winston-Salem, NC/N. Forsyth HS) and Donald Rutherford (Morganton, NC/Freedom HS) each tossed in a dozen.
Long and Shane Nichols each had 15 points for AIA, while Lewis tossed in 13 and Luke Payne 10. Catawba shot 50.8% for the game and held a 38-36 edge on the boards. Rutherford led Catawba with seven rebounds and Rose added six. Houston added five assists, two blocks and a steal. Lewis led all rebounders with eight for AIA.
Volleyball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 1-3
Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 1)
Volleyball @ Queens 3-1
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Cross Country @ NCAA II Southeast Regional W-12th;M-16th
Football vs. NEWBERRY 17-13
Volleyball @ Wingate 0-3
Volleyball vs. COKER 3-0
Basketball (M) vs. Francis Marion 70-72
Basketball (W) vs. Mount Olive 94-81
Volleyball @ Newberry 3-0
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Basketball (W) vs. Barton 49-58
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Basketball (M) vs. Montevallo, ccd. noon
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Basketball (W) vs. CHOWAN 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Winston-Salem St. 7 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) 4 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Queens 6 p.m.
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