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Men's Basketball's Shooting Struggles Continue In Loss To Tusculum

GREENEVILLE, TN -- Kyle Moore led four players in double figures with 27 points to lead host Tusculum past No. 25 Catawba in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Arena.  The Pioneers, now 16-6 overall and 8-3 in the SAC, maintain its lead in the conference standings, while winning its eighth consecutive game.  The Catawba Indians drop their fourth straight, falling to 13-7 and 5-4.

Moore shot 6-for-10 from three-point territory in the game, while pouring in 16 points in the second half.  Josh Bennett added 14 points and nine rebounds, while Rob and Ryan Troutman finished with 12 and 10 points, respectively. Ryan dished out seven assists, while Rob tallied six helpers in the victory.

Catawba’s Rob Fields (Orangeburg, SC/Orangeburg-Wilkerson HS) contributed 15 points off the bench, while Antonio Houston (Charlotte, NC/E. Mecklenburg HS) finished with 10 markers.  Dominick Reid (Charlotte, NC/Cannon School) tallied seven points, four assists and a game-high 12 rebounds.

Tusculum shot 47.3 percent from the floor in the game, including 17-for-26 (65.4%) in the second half.  Catawba finished 19-for-60 from the field for 31.7 percent, including 7-of-30 (23.3%) in the opening period.  The Indians have shot under 40% in each of the last four losses.

Tusculum used an 11-1 run in 8:00 to take a 26-14 lead at the 3:39 mark of the first half.  Moore capped off the run with his third three-pointer of the period as TC would eventually take a 26-18 advantage into the locker room.

In the second half, Catawba would trim the deficit to 30-25 with 17:28 remaining following a three-point play by Houston.  TC responded with seven straight points including a pair of buckets from Bennett and a Moore trey as the Pioneers led 37-25.

With Tusculum leading 49-38 at the 10 minutes mark, Catawba went on an 8-0 spurt, including six straight from Fields as the Pioneer advantage was trimmed to 49-46 with 8:10 left on the clock.

Tusculum would score 10 unanswered points in span of 2:45, capped off by a critical three-point play from Wes Taylor as the Pioneers raced out to a 64-49 lead with 3:30 remaining as TC would not surrender its double-digit lead for the remainder of the contest.

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«October 2016»
October 1

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone XC Classic W-1st; M-2nd

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 3-2

Soccer (W) vs. BREVARD 2-0

Football @ Newberry 14-35

Soccer (M) vs. BREVARD 1-0

October 3

Golf (M) @ MB Intercollegiate (Ocean Ridge GC) 8th of 16

October 4

Golf (M) @ MB Intercollegiate (Ocean Ridge GC) 8th of 16

October 5

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-3

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1-8

Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-1

Soccer (W) @ Queens 0-1

October 7

Swimming MEN vs. LIMESTONE 127-131

Swimming WOMEN vs. LIMESTONE 74-145

Cross Country @ Queens Invitational W-16th; M-21st

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 3-1

October 8

Soccer (W) @ Carson-Newman 0-6

Football vs. LIMESTONE 0-6

Soccer (M) @ Carson-Newman 1-0

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-2

October 10

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. (CC of SALISBURY) 12th of 15

Golf (M) @ State Farm Inv. (Woodlake CC) 11th of 15

October 11

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. (CC of SALISBURY) 12th of 15

Golf (M) @ State Farm Inv. (Woodlake CC) 11th of 15

October 12

Soccer (W) vs. SAINT LEO 1-4

Soccer (M) @ Lees-McRae 3-2

October 13

Tennis (W) @ Lees-McRae 9-0

Tennis (M) @ Lees-McRae 7-2

October 14

Volleyball vs. BREVARD (Dig Pink Match) 3-1

October 15

Football @ Mars Hill 33-22

Soccer (W) vs. ANDERSON 1-1

Soccer (M) vs. ANDERSON 0-1

October 16

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial (Achasta GC) 11th of 13

October 17

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial (Achasta GC) 11th of 13

October 18

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial (Achasta GC) 11th of 13

Volleyball @ Queens 1-3

October 19

Soccer (W) vs. WINGATE 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. WINGATE 0-2

October 22

Cross Country @ SAC Championships (Newberry) W-4th, M-7th

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

Football @ UNC Pembroke 31-41

Volleyball @ Wingate 1-3

October 23

Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 0-2

Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 3-0

October 25

Volleyball @ Coker 6 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Limestone 7 p.m.

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

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.

October 29

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

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.


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