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Men's Basketball Has Season End With Loss to USCA in Regional Semifinal

AUGUSTA, GA -- Catawba had its season come to an end on Sunday in the semifinals of the NCAA II Southeast Regional Tournament with an 85-72 loss the second-seeded USC Aiken at Christenberry Fieldhouse.  The Pacers shot 51% from the field and 50% from three-point range to improve to 25-7 and advance to Tuesday’s final.  The Catawba Indians ends their season at 22-10.

 

Cordaryl Ballard was one of five Pacers to score in double figures, leading the team with 18 points.  Javonte Clanton had 17 with six rebounds, while Josh Dollard added 16 points and 14 rebounds.  Seth Leonard and Chris Commons scored 11 each.

Catawba was led by Rob Fields (Orangeburg, SC/Orangeburg-Wilkerson HS), who earned all-tournament honors, coming off the bench to lead all scorers with 24 points.  Antonio Houston (Charlotte, NC/E. Mecklenburg HS) added 16, while Dominick Reid (Charlotte, NC/Cannon School) had 12 with seven assists.  Donald Rutherford (Morganton, NC/Freedom HS) posted 10 points with a team-high six rebounds.

USC Aiken began the game on a tear from three-point range, hitting four of their first six shots from long range and collecting seven triples in the first half alone.  Catawba kept pace and trailed 12-10 with 16:23 left following a jumper from Cliff Burns (Cooleemee, NC/Davie Co. HS).  USC Aiken then went on a 16-6 run over the next nine minutes, holding Catawba scoreless for five minutes.

The Indians got back on track and cut the lead back to 10 with 7:11 to go in the first following a jumper from Rutherford, but USCA answered with five straight points from Dollard, who collected a double-double in the first half alone with 13 points and 10 rebounds.  USCA answered the final four Catawba scores with buckets of their own, including five straight points from Ballard, to lead 47-30 at the half.

The Pacers extended the lead to 21 early in the second half on a Clanton three-pointer and a Ballard jumper.  Catawba responded with the guard duo of Reid and Fields, who combined to score 15 of Catawba’s next 17 points as part of a 17-8 run that cut the lead to 12 with 9:54 to play.

USC Aiken maintained that lead for the next five minutes until the Indians connected on a Houston three-pointer with 3:52 left that cut the lead to single digits for the first time in the period.  Catawba got as close as eight with 3:17 to go on a turnaround layup from Burns, but Catawba would score only three points in the final three minutes, going 1-for-9 from the field.  The Pacers hit four of six free throws in the final 44 seconds to preserve the win.

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April 1

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2-1

Lacrosse (W) vs. WINGATE 8-14

Baseball AUGUSTA 7-6

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1-2

Baseball AUGUSTA 11-2

Lacrosse (M) vs. WINGATE 1-13

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April 2

Baseball AUGUSTA 6-9

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April 3

Baseball @ Kannapolis Intimidators, ccd. 6:30 p.m.

4
April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble (Tennessee National) 12th of 12

Golf (W) @ Agnis McAmis Inv. (Link Hills CC) 9th of 14

Softball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-7

Softball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-11

Baseball vs. BARTON 20-2

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April 5

Baseball vs. USC AIKEN, ppd. 2 p.m.

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April 6

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey 6-3

Tennis (W) @ Belmont Abbey 5-4

Lacrosse (W) @ Erskine 15-9

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April 8

Football Spring Blue-White Game

Softball @ Mars Hill 0-8

Baseball @ Mars Hill 1-3

Softball @ Mars Hill 2-8

Lacrosse (M) @ Brevard 12-10

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April 9

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships (Day One) - Link Hills CC 9th

Lacrosse (W) @ Brevard 19-6

Baseball @ Mars Hill 7-6

Baseball @ Mars Hill 11-8

10
April 10

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships (Day Two) - Link Hills CC 9th

Tennis (W) @ Winston Salem State 9-0

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April 11

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships (Day Three) - Link Hills CC 9th of 11

Tennis (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 4-5

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 4-5

Baseball @ Mount Olive 2-6

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April 12

Softball @ Queens 0-7

Softball @ Queens 7-9

Lacrosse (W) @ North Greenville 15-10

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April 14

Lacrosse (M) vs. SHORTER 18-1

Softball vs. ANDERSON 0-8

Softball vs. ANDERSON 9-7

Baseball @ Tusculum 7-6

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April 15

Baseball @ Tusculum 7-3

Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 18-5

Baseball @ Tusculum 5-3

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April 18

Softball @ Wingate 0-2

Softball @ Wingate 4-5

Baseball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 13-7

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April 19

Baseball @ North Greenville (Fluor Field) 8-4

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April 21

Baseball vs. BREVARD 14-0

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April 22

Baseball vs. BREVARD 16-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 13-14

Softball vs. TUSCULUM 3-16

Baseball vs. BREVARD 13-3

Softball vs. TUSCULUM 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 12-11

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April 23

Golf (M) in SAC CHAMPIONSHIPS (Day 1) CC of SALISBURY

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April 24

Golf (M) in SAC CHAMPIONSHIPS (Day 2) CC of SALISBURY

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April 25

Golf (M) in SAC CHAMPIONSHIPS (Day 3) - CC of SALISBURY 11th of 12

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 6-13

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY, ccd. 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 10-14

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April 27

Baseball @ SAC Tournament 

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April 28

Baseball @ SAC Tournament 

Baseball vs. TBA (SAC Tournament) noon

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April 29

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April 30

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