Basketball (M)

Rutherford Nets Career-High 30 Points as Men's Basketball Cruises Past Carson-Newman

JEFFERSON CITY, TN -- Catawba shots a sizzling 62.5% and got a career-high 30 points from senior Donald Rutherford (Morganton, NC/Freedom HS) in posting an 85-75 win over host Carson-Newman in  South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Wednesday night at Holt Fieldhouse.  The Catawba Indians improve to 12-7 overall and 5-3 in the SAC, while the Eagles fall to 8-10 and 3-5.

Rutherford scored 20 of his 30 points in the opening half as Catawba opened up a 48-37 advantage.  The Indians hit on 18-of-27 (66.7%) in the opening period with Rob Fields (Orangeburg, SC/Orangeburg-Wilkerson HS) added 15 of 20 points in the first 20 minutes.  Antonio Houston (Charlotte, NC/E. Mecklenburg HS) also reached double figures for the Indians with 15 points and pulled down six boards.

A 15-2 run in the final five minutes of the first half was key in the Tribe’s win.  Rutherford’s layup snapped a 30-all tie at the 4:54 mark with Fields hitting a pair of three-pointers in the run as the Indians went up 45-32.  Rutherford added a three-point play with 1:08 before the break for the 48-37 lead.

Carson-Newman trimmed a 17-point deficit to nine at 56-47 on a three-pointer by Quinche Dowdell at the 16:06 mark, but Catawba answered on a three-pointer by Houston and two jumpers by Rutherford to lead 63-48.  The Indians pushed the lead to 22 with just over six minutes to play.

Dowdell and Tray Okoth each scored 15 points for the Eagles.  Darrion Maxtion added a dozen points and Jordan Dixon 10 in the loss.  Carson-Newman hit on just under 50% for the game and committed four less turnovers than Catawba, but could not overcome the Indians’ hot hand.

Rutherford hit on 14-of-17 shots on the night.  Fields canned 7-of-11 and was 4-of-5 behind the arc.  The Indians battled even on the boards with C-N.  Starting point guard Dominick Reid (Charlotte, NC/Cannon School) missed the game with a leg injury. 

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February 3

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 75-62

Basketball (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 105-98

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February 5

Lacrosse (M) @ Guilford (Exhib.) 6 p.m.

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February 6

Golf (W) @ TC/Kiawah Invitational (Cougar Point GC) 

Softball vs. Lincoln Memorial 9-4

Tennis (W) vs. JOHNSON C. SMITH 9-0

Tennis (M) vs. JOHNSON C. SMITH 9-0

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 82-78

Softball @ Armstrong 5-1

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 88-91

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February 7

Golf (W) @ TC/Kiawah Invitational (Cougar Point GC) 

Softball @ Armstrong, ccd. 11 a.m.

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February 8

Softball vs. GLENVILLE ST. 9-1

Softball vs. GLENVILLE ST. 6-0

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February 10

Tennis (M) vs. PFEIFFER 3-6

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 64-45

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 81-93

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February 11

Tennis (W) vs. PFEIFFER 2-7

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February 13

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships 

Baseball @ Florida Tech 7-1

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 3-18

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 84-89

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 72-74

Baseball vs. Valdosta State 1-2

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February 14

Baseball @ Florida Tech noon

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February 16

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 1 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. BARTON 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. BARTON 2 p.m.

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

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February 17

Baseball @ Winston-Salem St. 5 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

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February 19

Softball vs. Belmont Abbey 4 p.m.

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February 20

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 11 a.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 1 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 1 p.m.

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

Softball vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 3 p.m.

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

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4 p.m.

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February 21

Tennis (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Softball vs. Columbus State 3 p.m.

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February 22

Golf (W) @ Converse Invitational

Golf (M) @ Newberry Inv. (Ocean Course)

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February 23

Golf (W) @ Converse Invitational

Golf (M) @ Newberry Inv. (Ocean Course)

Tennis (W) @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Wingate 2 p.m.

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February 24

Softball @ Limestone 1:30 p.m.

Softball @ Limestone 3:30 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 4 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

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February 26

Tennis (W) vs. LEES-MCRAE 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. LEES-MCRAE 2 p.m.

Softball vs. UNC Pembroke 6 p.m.

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 6 p.m.

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February 27

Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 1 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2 p.m.

Softball vs. Bellarmine 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 4 p.m.

Softball vs. Augusta 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 4 p.m.

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February 28

Softball vs. St. Joseph's,IN 10 a.m.

Softball vs. North Georgia 2 p.m.

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February 29

Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV. (Salisbury CC)

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