Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball Uses Big Rally to Steal Opening Win

MISENHEIMER, NC -- Catawba rallied from a seven-point deficit in the final two and half minutes to steal a season opening win from Livingstone 82-78 on Sunday night at Merner Gym in the Highway 52 Shootout.  Donald Rutherford (Morganton, NC/Freedom HS) scored 17 of his career-high 24 points in the final half to lead the Catawba Indians.

The Indians rallied back, forcing 18 Blue Bear turnovers in the second half and winning the rebound battle 26-17 in the final 20 minutes.  The Indians shot just 28% (11-of-39) in the opening half, but improved to 34% for the game and cashed in on 27-of-36 (75%) at the line.

Catawba trailed 78-71 in the final three minutes before the rally.  Antonio Houston (Charlotte, NC/E. Mecklenburg HS) made two free throws at the 2:38 mark and Justin Huntley (Mooresville, NC/Mooresville HS) added two more with 1:54 to go.  Stephen Coles (Danville, VA/Washington HS) had a put back with 1:30 left after a steal by Rob Fields (Orangeburg, SC/Orangeburg-Wilkerson HS) to bring the Tribe to within 78-77.

The Indians took the lead for the first time since the opening minutes as Donzell Williams (Salem, VA/Glenvar HS) converted a layup following a steal by Lee Martin (Mt. Airy, NC/N. Surry HS/Hargrave) with 1:10 to go.  Livingstone had one final chance but turned the ball over with six seconds to play.  Fields hit a free throw then rebounded a miss and salted the game away with two more from the stripe.

Fields added 21 points in the win, while Houston also reached double figures with 14 points.  Williams and Coles each tallied eight points.

Livingstone led virtually the entire contest.  Fields gave Catawba its lone lead before the frantic finish at 3-1 on a three-pointer just 1:12 into the game.   The Blue Bears led by as many as 14 in the opening half and held a 46-33 edge at the break.

The Blue Bears pushed the lead to 58-43 after a three-pointer by Jarred Stockton with 13:48 remaining.  Catawba trailed by ten at 63-53 with just under ten minutes to play before pulling within 63-60 at the 7:43 mark.

Aaron Caruthers led Livingstone with 21 points and dished out five assists.  Stockton posted a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds.  Greg Henry and Keith Darden each scored 11 points.  King Cannon had nine points and 10 boards.

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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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