February 25, 2009
Men's Basketball Rallies Past Carson-Nemwan Behind Rutherford's Career High
JEFFERSON CITY, TN -- Catawba staged a second-half rally and defeated host Carson-Newman 92-84 in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Wednesday night at Holt Fieldhouse. The Catawba Indians improve to 17-9 overall and 9-6 in the SAC, while the Eagles fall to 6-20 and 3-12.
Catawba never led in the opening half, trailing by as many as 11 points before Carson-Newman took a 47-38 lead to the break. The Indians shot just 40% in the opening half, but quickly pulled within a point in the opening three minutes of the second half.
Carson-Newman spurted back up by nine before Catawba tied the contest at 60-all on a dunk by Donald Rutherford (Morganton, NC/Freedom HS) with 11:50 to go. The Indians finally took the lead on a layup by Isaac Rose (Jonesville, NC/W. Forsyth HS) at 68-66 with ten minutes remaining.
Catawba never trailed after taking the lead and went up 84-74 with 4:29 left. A layup by Rob Fields (Orangeburg, SC/Orangeburg-Wilkerson HS) pushed the lead to a dozen with 2:21 remaining.
Catawba shot 61% in the second half, making 22-of-38 from the field. The Indians also helped force 12 of C-N’s 17 turnovers in the second half, while committing just four of their 10 in the final stanza.
Rutherford scored a career-high 22 points to lead the Indians. Antonio Houston (Charlotte, NC/E. Mecklenburg HS) added 20 and Fields tossed in 17. Donzell Williams (Salem, VA/Glenvar HS) and Cliff Burns (Cooleemee, NC/Davie Co. HS) also reached double figures with 14 and 10 points, respectively.
Tray Okoth led C-N with 19 points and eight rebounds. Bobby Guyton added 15 and Darron Maxtion tossed in 14. The Eagles shot 44% for the game and canned nine-of-25 from three-point range. Catawba went 0-for-13 from behind the arc, marking the first time since Dec. 29, 2000 vs. Montevallo that the Indians did not make a shot from three-point range.
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