Basketball (M)

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.

Box Score

Today's Events

No events scheduled until August 31

Calendar

«June 2017»
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930

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