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Fields And Magnusson Pace Men's Basketball To Win Over Carson-Newman

SALISBURY, NC -- Rob Fields (Orangeburg, SC/Orangeburg-Wilkerson HS) and Finnur Magnusson (Reykjavik, ICELAND/Wesleyan Academy) each scored career highs to lead Catawba to a 109-100 win over visiting Carson-Newman in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Monday night at Goodman Gym.  The 25th-ranked Catawba Indians snap a four-game losing streak and improve to 14-7 overall and 6-4 in the SAC.  The Eagles fall to 6-15 and 3-6.

Fields scored 21 of his 28 points in the second half, while Magnusson did not miss a shot on the evening to notch his 16 points.  The senior was a perfect six-of-six from the field, including a pair of three-pointers, and added two free throws.  Antonio Houston (Charlotte, NC/E. Mecklenburg HS) collected 20 points and Isaac Rose (Jonesville, NC/W. Forsyth HS) added 16.

Catawba overcame a 50-43 halftime deficit, scoring 66 points in the second half.  The Indians hit on 23-of-34 shots (67.6%) in the final 20 minutes and were a perfect 18-of-18 at the line after the break.  Catawba finished the game shooting 56.2% from the floor one game after a hitting a season-low 31% in a loss to Tusculum.  Catawba had shot below 40% in each of its previous four games, all losses.

Carson-Newman led by as many as 11 points in the first half the last at 42-31 with 2:48 before the break.  Catawba took its first second-half lead on a tip-in by Magnusson at 61-59 with 14:18 to go and went on top for good on a dunk by Houston with 13:01 remaining at 68-66.

Fields helped keep Catawba in front with three straight baskets and Rose pushed the lead to ten at 89-79 on a three-point play with 7:54 left.  Zach Hyatte (Dayton, TN) trimmed the Catawba lead to 105-100 with 25 seconds remaining, but Fields hit four free throws in the final 24 seconds for the final margin.

The Eagles connected on 48% from the floor and made 13 three-pointers, but were only 5-of-15 from long range in the second half.  Joey Cameron (Tuskegee, AL) led five double-figure scorers for Carson-Newman with 22 points and added three blocked shots.  Jesse McMurray (Weber City, VA) followed with 16 points, hitting on four three-pointers, but had only two points in the second half.  Hyatte and Jared Stephens (Oak Ridge, TN) each had 13 points.

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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 3-0

Soccer (W) @ Limestone 0-2

Soccer (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1-3

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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