Basketball (M)

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

08_MBB_Charles06

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.

Box Score

Today's Events

No events are scheduled today

Calendar

«January 2018»
123
January 3

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85

45
January 5

Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117

Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95

6
January 6

Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142

Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101

78910
January 10

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71

1112
January 12

Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90

Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89

13
January 13

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL  80-56

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68

1415161718
January 18

Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 65-73

Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92

1920
January 20

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1) 

Swimming Men @ Lenoir-Rhyne 86-173

Swimming Women @ Lenoir-Rhyne 151-107

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 65-47

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 61-90

21
January 21

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2) 

222324
January 24

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

2526
January 26

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)

27
January 27

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.

28293031
January 31

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

Mouse over the red calendar dates to display events on those days. Click to open the full-size calendar.


TEAM PHOTO

Basketball (M) Team Photo

SPONSORS