Basketball (M)

Late Heroics Lift Men's Basketball Over LMU

SALISBURY, NC -- Host Catawba answered a tying three-pointer with four second remaining on a breakaway layup to claim an 88-85 win over league-leading Lincoln Memorial in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Wednesday night at Goodman Gym.  The win improves the Catawba Indians to 11-6 overall and 4-2 in the SAC, while the Railsplitters fall to 14-3 and 5-2.

Lincoln Memorial rallied back from a seven-point deficit in the final four minutes and tied the game on Cameron Carden’s (Clearwater, FL) three-pointer with four seconds remaining.  The Indians immediately inbounded the ball to Dominick Reid (Charlotte, NC/Cannon School), who found Donald Rutherford (Morganton, NC/Freedom HS) behind the LMU defense.  Rutherford made a layup with two seconds left and completed a three-point play.  LMU got off a contested desperation three-point heave from midcourt which was well off the mark.

Antonio Houston (Charlotte, NC/E. Mecklenburg HS) led Catawba with 29 points and moved into third place on the SAC’s all-time scoring list with 1,929 points.  Lenoir-Rhyne’s Daniel Willis scored 1,980 points, while Wingate’s Sean Barnette holds the top spot with 2,324 points.  The senior made 8-of-12 field goals, including 4-of-6 from long range, and added 9-of-10 at the line.

Rob Fields (Orangeburg, SC/Orangeburg-Wilkerson HS) also made four three-pointers and finished with 23 points.  Rutherford added 17 points and Reid chipped in with 10 points.  Desmond Johnson (Lynch, KY) led LMU with 22 points.  Brandon Armstrong (Decatur, GA) had 20 points with four three-pointers.  D’Mario Curry (Detroit, MI) tossed in 13 points and Carden followed with a dozen.

Catawba got out to a strong start and led 24-13 midway through the opening half.  Carden started a Railsplitter rally with three free throws and Curry added three straight buckets to pull the visitors within 28-24.  Catawba held a 38-37 lead at the break.

LMU led for much of the second half including a 67-62 edge with 8:46 left.  A basket and a three-pointer by Fields put Catawba back on top at 69-67 with 7:39 to go.  Houston had a basket and a three-pointer in a 9-0 spurt that gave the Indians its 80-73 lead with 3:54 remaining.

Reid hit a pair of free throws to stake the Indians to an 83-77 lead with 1:50 left then a basket by Johnson and a three-pointer by Armstrong after a turnover cut the margin to 83-82 with 55 seconds remaining.  Reid hit a basket in the lane as the shot clock expired to put Catawba ahead 85-82 with 17 seconds to go before the frantic final seconds.

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1
February 1

Baseball @ Pfeiffer 13-3

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 74-76

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 87-76

234
February 4

Golf (W) @ Kiawah/Barton Inv. (Oak Point GC) 14th of 17

Softball @ Augusta 3-5

Softball vs. West Georgia 1-4

Baseball @ Lee 0-6

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 76-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 77-76

Baseball @ Lee 2-1

5
February 5

Golf (W) @ Kiawah/Barton Inv. (Oak Point GC) 14th of 17

Softball @ Augusta 4-5

Softball vs. West Georgia 5-6

Tennis (W) vs. EMMANUEL 6-3

Tennis (M) vs. EMMANUEL 7-2

Baseball @ Lee 7-8

67
February 7

Lacrosse (M) @ Young Harris 10-9

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 9-12

8
February 8

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships (Day 1)

Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 41-61

Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92

9
February 9

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships (Day 1)

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships (Day 2)

Tennis (M) @ Anderson 6-3

Tennis (W) @ Anderson 0-9

10
February 10

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships (Day 1)

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships (Day 2)

Softball vs. Wayne State,MI 0-8

Lacrosse (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-17

Softball vs. Texas A&M-Commerce 0-2

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships (Day 3)

11
February 11

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships (Day 1)

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships (Day 2)

Softball vs. Hillsdale 2-3

Tennis (M) vs. JC SMITH 9-0

Tennis (W) vs. JC SMITH 9-0

Basketball (W) vs. ANDERSON 69-74

Softball vs. West Chester 2-3

Basketball (M) vs. ANDERSON 67-73

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships (Day 4) M-6th; W-8th

12
February 12

Softball vs. Valdosta State 3-12

13
February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Kickoff Intercollegiate (Fleming Isl. GC) 10th of 15

14
February 14

Golf (M) @ Spring Kickoff Intercollegiate (Fleming Isl. GC) 10th of 15

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 9-1

Tennis (M) vs. PFEIFFER 4-5

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 17-3

15
February 15

Baseball vs. Armstrong, ccd, 5 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Queens 72-48

Basketball (M) @ Queens 85-93

16
February 16

Tennis (W) vs. PFEIFFER 8-1

17
February 17

Swimming @ Royal Open 

18
February 18

Swimming @ Royal Open 

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 6-2

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 18-15

Lacrosse (W) @ Mount Olive 3-12

Basketball (W) @ Brevard 80-61

Lacrosse (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 10-16

Softball vs. PFEIFFER 2-9

Basketball (M) @ Brevard 77-60

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-4

19
February 19

Softball vs. GOLDY BEACOM 8-3

Tennis (W) vs. BREVARD 9-0

Softball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 6-7

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 6-4

Tennis (M) vs. BREVARD 8-1

20
February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Inv. (Carolina CC) 11th of 19

21
February 21

Golf (W) @ Converse Inv. (Carolina CC) 11th of 19

Baseball vs. PFEIFFER 22-12

22
February 22

Softball vs. LIMESTONE 5-1

Softball vs. LIMESTONE 2-10

Lacrosse (M) vs. PFEIFFER 13-11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 19-5

Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 61-73

Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 89-57

23
February 23

Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 0-9

Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 1-8

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROBERTS WESLEYAN 11-9

24
February 24

Baseball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 10-7

25
February 25

Softball vs. Limestone 2-10

Baseball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 14-2

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 67-88

Lacrosse (M) @ Chowan 19-7

Baseball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 10-6

Softball vs. Flagler 0-2

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 81-92

Lacrosse (W) vs. WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN 17-9

26
February 26

Softball vs. Mount Olive 10 a.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mars Hill 1:30 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Mars Hill 1:30 p.m.

Softball vs. UNC Pembroke 2 p.m.

27
February 27

Golf (M) in RENDLEMAN INV. (CC of SALISBURY)

28
February 28

Golf (M) in RENDLEMAN INV. (CC of SALISBURY)

Tennis (M) @ Newberry 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ Newberry 2 p.m.

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