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Men's Basketball Reach Century Mark In Win At Queens

CHARLOTTE, NC -- Catawba put six players in double figures, led by Dominick Reid’s (Charlotte, NC/Cannon School), and recorded a 101-91 win over host Queens in men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Ovens Gym.  The Catawba Indians improve to 3-0, while the Royals fall to 0-3.

Catawba held the lead for virtually the entire game.  The Indians held a three to five points lead during most stretches of the first half and increased that to seven just before the break.  Catawba led 48-43 at the half.

The Indians could not shake the Royals.  Catawba went up 58-50 four minutes into the second half, but Queens reeled off seven points in a minute span to get close.  Each time the Indians would build a lead, Queens would rally back to within a basket.

Queens eventually tied the game at 76-all on a three-pointer by Reggie Hopkins and grabbed a 78-76 lead on a pair of free throws by J.B. Baldwin.  It marked the first lead for the hosts since a brief 22-21 edge midway through the opening half.

A three-point play by Rob Fields (Orangeburg, SC/Orangeburg-Wilkerson HS) restored the Tribe lead and the teams swapped one-point advantages over the next four possessions.  Baldwin tied the game at 86-all on a free throw before Reid put the Indians up for good with a pair from the stripe with 4:24 remaining.

Catawba would stretch its lead from there, connecting on seven free throws in the final minute to ice the contest.  Reid hit on 8-of-15 shots to notch his game-high 21 points.  Antonio Houston (Charlotte, NC/E. Mecklenburg HS) followed with 18 points and added nine rebounds.  Fields came off the bench to score 17.

Hopkins led Queens with 20 points with Baldwin adding 14.  Patrick Fox and Chris Burgess each had 13 off the bench.  Hopkins grabbed eight rebounds.  Catawba shot 59% in the second half and held a 46-40 edge on the boards.

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