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Men's Basketball Takes Down #5 Northern Kentucky

WINGATE, NC -- Catawba built a 20-point lead in the opening minutes of the second half then held off fifth-ranked Northern Kentucky to claim an 86-81 win in men’s basketball action at the OrthoCarolina Classic on Sunday afternoon at Wingate’s Cuddy Arena.  The Catawba Indians, ranked 23rd in NCAA II, improve to 6-0, while the Norse fall to 4-2 after dropping a 10-point decision to Wingate on Saturday.

NKU scored 18 straight points over a six-minute span to reduce a 19-point deficit to a single point with 10:30 to play.  Two free throws and a jumper by Antonio Houston (Charlotte, NC/E. Mecklenburg HS) stopped the run, but another eight-point run by the Norse put Northern Kentucky up by three at 66-63 with 6:43 remaining.

Leslie Malone would score eight straight points for the Norse, which was answered by Dominick Reid (Charlotte, NC/Cannon School), who sank four free throws and a jumper to keep the score tied.  Reid scored his ninth straight point for Catawba on a three-pointer with 3:49 to go to give the Indians the lead for good at 75-72.  He added another three-pointer for an 80-72 lead with 2:23 left.

A’Daeron Duncan had a three-pointer and a layup to get the Norse within three with nine seconds remaining, but Isaac Rose (Jonesville, NC/W. Forsyth HS) canned a pair from the line with seven seconds remaining for the final margin.

Catawba ballooned a three-point lead to a 16-point halftime edge in the final two and half minutes of the opening half.  A jumper and two free throws by Houston pushed the lead to seven.  A foul and two technicals on NKU led to four free throws by Fields and two more by Houston for a 46-33 lead.

A steal and dunk by Donzell Williams (Salem, VA/Glanvar HS) and a three-pointer by Houston gave the Indians a 51-33 edge before a last-second jumper by Scott Bibbins made it 51-35 at the break.  Two dunks by Williams in the first 30 seconds of the second half gave Catawba a 55-35 lead, but the Norse would cut into the lead from there.

Houston led Catawba with 20 points, hitting on 11-of-13 at the line.  Reid followed with 18 and Fields 17.  The Indians hit on 28-of-34 (82%) at the line and held a 34-40 edge on the boards.  Duncan had 20 points off the bench for NKU with Malone adding 14.  DeAaron Williams had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

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April 1

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2-1

Lacrosse (W) vs. WINGATE 8-14

Baseball AUGUSTA 7-6

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1-2

Baseball AUGUSTA 11-2

Lacrosse (M) vs. WINGATE 1-13

2
April 2

Baseball AUGUSTA 6-9

3
April 3

Baseball @ Kannapolis Intimidators, ccd. 6:30 p.m.

4
April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble (Tennessee National) 12th of 12

Golf (W) @ Agnis McAmis Inv. (Link Hills CC) 9th of 14

Softball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-7

Softball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-11

Baseball vs. BARTON 20-2

5
April 5

Baseball vs. USC AIKEN, ppd. 2 p.m.

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April 6

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey 6-3

Tennis (W) @ Belmont Abbey 5-4

Lacrosse (W) @ Erskine 15-9

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April 8

Football Spring Blue-White Game

Softball @ Mars Hill 0-8

Softball @ Mars Hill 2-8

Baseball @ Mars Hill 1-3

Lacrosse (M) @ Brevard 12-10

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April 9

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships (Day One) - Link Hills CC 9th

Lacrosse (W) @ Brevard 19-6

Baseball @ Mars Hill 7-6

Baseball @ Mars Hill 11-8

10
April 10

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships (Day Two) - Link Hills CC 9th

Tennis (W) @ Winston Salem State 9-0

11
April 11

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships (Day Three) - Link Hills CC 9th of 11

Tennis (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 4-5

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 4-5

Baseball @ Mount Olive 2-6

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April 12

Softball @ Queens 0-7

Softball @ Queens 7-9

Lacrosse (W) @ North Greenville 15-10

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April 14

Lacrosse (M) vs. SHORTER 18-1

Softball vs. ANDERSON 0-8

Softball vs. ANDERSON 9-7

Baseball @ Tusculum 7-6

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April 15

Baseball @ Tusculum 7-3

Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 18-5

Baseball @ Tusculum 5-3

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April 18

Softball @ Wingate 0-2

Softball @ Wingate 4-5

Baseball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 13-7

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April 19

Baseball @ North Greenville (Fluor Field) 8-4

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April 21

Baseball vs. BREVARD 14-0

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April 22

Baseball vs. BREVARD 16-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 13-14

Softball vs. TUSCULUM 3-16

Baseball vs. BREVARD 13-3

Softball vs. TUSCULUM 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 12-11

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April 23

Golf (M) in SAC CHAMPIONSHIPS (Day 1) CC of SALISBURY

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April 24

Golf (M) in SAC CHAMPIONSHIPS (Day 2) CC of SALISBURY

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April 25

Golf (M) in SAC CHAMPIONSHIPS (Day 3) - CC of SALISBURY 11th of 12

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 6-13

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY, ccd. 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 10-14

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April 28

Baseball vs. Carson-Newman (SAC Tournament) 11-2

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April 29

Baseball vs. Mars Hill (SAC Tournament) 11-1

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April 30

Baseball vs. LMU/Newberry (SAC Tournament) noon

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