Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball Can't Find Shooting Touch in Loss at JC Smith


Charlotte, NC – Johnson C. Smith rallied in the final three minutes to take a 65-59 win over visiting Catawba in men’s basketball action on Thursday night at Brayboy Gym.  The Golden Bulls improve to 6-3, while the Catawba Indians fall to 5-5.

Catawba trailed by seven with just under 10 minutes to play then rallied back.  Rob Fields (Orangeburg, SC/Orangeburg-Wilkerson HS) hit a three-pointer and a layup to pull the Indians within 51-49 with 8:09 left.  Donald Rutherford (Morganton, NC/Freedom HS) pulled Catawba even then hit a pair of free throws with 4:39 remaining for a 61-59 lead.

Another free throw by Rutherford at the 3:24 mark gave Catawba a 59-55 edge, but that would be the last points for the Indians on the night.  A JUMPER BY James Dillard (Apex, NC) and two free throws by Jerry Hollis (Charlotte, NC) tied the score with 2:03 left.  Hollis hit two more free throws with 1:47 to go to give JCSU the lead.

Ronald Thornhill (Alberta, VA) iced the game with a three-point play with 37 seconds to go.  Hollis added one more free throw with 26 seconds remaining for the final margin.

Hollis led the Golden Bulls as he posted a double-double with 26 points and 13 rebounds.  Dillard followed with 13 points and seven boards.  Fields led Catawba with 16 points, while Rutherford added a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.  The Indians shot just 34%.

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«December 2017»
December 1

Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 1)

December 2

Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 2) W-2nd;M-4th

Track/Field @ JDL College Kickoff Classic

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 43-60

Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 58-103

December 9

Basketball (W) vs. TUSCULUM 70-58

Basketball (M) vs. TUSCULUM 73-87

December 11

Basketball (W) vs. JC SMITH 51-52

December 12

Basketball (M) vs. ST. AUGUSTINE'S 76-73

December 16

Basketball (W) vs. ANDERSON 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. ANDERSON 4 p.m.

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Swimming vs. QUEENS noon

December 19

Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 11 a.m.

Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 2 p.m.

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Basketball (W) @ Virginia Union 2 p.m.


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