Basketball (M)

#11 Men's Basketball Drops Second Straight

NEWBERRY, SC -- Newberry pulled away from Catawba in the final five minutes and claimed a 78-68 win in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Eleazer Gym.  Newberry improves to 14-4 overall and 4-3 in the SAC, while the 11th-ranked Indians fall to 13-5 and 5-2.

Catawba held a seven-point lead with 12:23 to go following a three-pointer by Dominick Reid (Charlotte, NC/Cannon School), but Newberry responded with 9-2 run to even things up on a layup by Brett Goodwell with nine minutes left.

With the game tied at 61-all with four minutes remaining, Newberry went on a 8-0 run, getting four points each from Clemente Martin and Kendrick Johnson, to grab a 69-61 edge with 1:47 left.  Newberry then connected on seven-of-eight at the line win the final 1:10 to salt the win away.

Martin scored 26 points, hitting on nine-of-12 from the field and eight-of-nine from the line.  Grant Domsic added 17 off the bench, while Goodwell posted a double-double with 15 points and a dozen rebounds. 

Catawba was led by Antonio Houston (Charlotte, NC/E. Mecklenburg HS).  The junior scored 21 points and hit on five three-pointers.  Rob Fields (Orangeburg, SC/Orangeburg-Wilkerson HS) tossed in 12 points and Reid scored 10.

For the second straight game and only third time on the season, Catawba failed to shoot 40% from the floor.  The Indians shot just 34.4% and a mere 30% in the opening half.  Newberry made 47.5% and held a 41-38 edge on the glass.

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December 1

Swimming @ SCAD Invite M-5th;W-6th

Basketball (M) @ North Greenville 98-84

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December 3

Swimming @ SCAD Invite M-5th;W-6th

Basketball (W) @ Tusculum 60-55

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Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL 77-55

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Basketball (M) vs. JC SMITH 11 a.m.

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Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 6 p.m.

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Swimming @ Queens

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Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) 7 p.m.

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

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