Basketball (M)

#14 Men's Basketball Stop Three-Game Slide With Win Over Belmont Abbey

HICKORY, NC -- Fourteenth-ranked Catawba built a comfortable halftime lead and cruised to a 94-76 win over Belmont Abbey in men’s basketball action on Tuesday afternoon Shuford Gym in Lenoir-Rhyne’s Moretz Sports Classic.  The win improves the Catawba Indians to 9-3, while the Crusaders fell to 5-3.

With the game tied at 14-all, Catawba out-scored the Crusaders 37-12 over an 11 span of the opening period.  Rob Fields (Orangeburg, SC/Orangeburg-Wilkerson HS) scored a dozen of his 16 first-half points in a surge that built an 18-14 lead to 32-20 at the 8:45 mark of the half.

The big run gave Catawba a 51-26 lead before the Crusaders scored the final five points of the half to trim the margin to 51-30 at the break.  Belmont Abbey would trail 60-34 in the opening stages of the final half then used a 14-0 run to close within 60-48 with 14 minutes to play.

Catawba righted the ship from there, scoring 16 of the next 21 points for a 76-53 edge with 9:25 remaining.  Finnur Magnusson (Reykjavik, ICELAND/Wesleyan Academy) and Isaac Rose (Jonesville, NC/W. Forsyth HS) each had a jumper and a three-pointer in the run.  Magnusson had all nine of his points after the break.

Fields led the Indians with 20 points, while Cliff Burns (Cooleemee, NC/Davie Co. HS) and Rose followed with 13.  Antonio Houston (Charlotte, NC/E. Mecklenburg HS) chipped in with 12 points and three blocks.  Catawba shot 51% from the field and set a school record by going a perfect 14-of-14 at the line.  The previous mark of free throws without a miss was eight against UNC Pembroke in 1983.

Jonathan Jackson led Belmont Abbey with 18 points.  Deonte Murphy and Kashif Gumbs each tossed in 11.  The Crusaders hit on just 38% from the field.

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Today's Events

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone XC Invitational, 9:00
Soccer (W) vs. BREVARD, 5:00VideoStats
Volleyball @ Carson-Newman, 5:00VideoStats
Football @ Newberry, 6:00AudioVideoStats
Soccer (M) vs. BREVARD, 7:30VideoStats

Calendar

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October 1

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone XC Invitational 9 a.m.

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. BREVARD 5 p.m.

Football @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. BREVARD 7:30 p.m.

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October 3

Golf (M) @ MB Intercollegiate (Ocean Ridge GC)

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October 4

Golf (M) @ MB Intercollegiate (Ocean Ridge GC)

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October 5

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Queens 7:30 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Queens 7:30 p.m.

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October 7

Swimming vs. LIMESTONE 4 p.m.

Cross Country @ Queens Invitational 4:30 p.m.

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 7 p.m.

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October 8

Football vs. LIMESTONE 1:30 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Carson-Newman 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Carson-Newman 7:30 p.m.

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October 10

Golf (M) @ State Farm Inv. (Woodlake CC)

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. (CC of SALISBURY)

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October 11

Golf (M) @ State Farm Inv. (Woodlake CC)

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. (CC of SALISBURY)

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October 12

Soccer (W) vs. Saint Leo 3 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Lees-McRae 7:30 p.m.

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October 13

Tennis (M) @ Lees-McRae 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Lees-McRae 2 p.m.

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October 14

Volleyball vs. BREVARD (Dig Pink Match) 7 p.m.

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October 15

Football @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. ANDERSON 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. ANDERSON 7:30 p.m.

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October 16

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial (Achasta GC)

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October 17

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial (Achasta GC)

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October 18

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial (Achasta GC)

Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.

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October 19

Soccer (W) vs. WINGATE 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. WINGATE 7:30 p.m.

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October 22

Cross Country @ SAC Championships (Newberry) 9 a.m.

Swimming @ East Carolina w/Campbell 1 p.m.

Football @ UNC Pembroke 2 p.m.

Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.

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October 23

Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 1 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 3:30 p.m.

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October 25

Volleyball @ Coker 6 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7:30 p.m.

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October 28

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 5:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 7 p.m.

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October 29

Football vs. BREVARD (HC) 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

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