February 10, 2010
Houston Reaches 2,000-Point Milestone as Men's Basketball Grabs Share of SAC Lead
NEWBERRY, SC -- Senior Antonio Houston (Charlotte, NC/E. Mecklenburg HS) became the third member of Catawba’s 2,000-point club as he scored 18 points in a 78-68 win over host Newberry in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action on Wednesday night at Eleazer Arena. The win moves the Catawba Indians into a share of the league lead as they improve to 15-7 overall and 8-3 in the SAC. Newberry falls to 8-15 and 3-9.
Houston notched the history points on a three-pointer with 12:26 to go in the first half, tying the contest at 9-9. Another three-pointer gave the Indians their first lead at 19-16 with 8:54 left. Catawba took control with a 13-4 run over the final five minutes of the opening half to lead 39-27 at the break. The Indians shot 55% in the first half.
Newberry never closed within double digits in the final half. Stuart Thomson (Poynton, ENGLAND/Poynton) drilled a three-pointer to open the half and a three-pointer by Justin Huntley (Mooresville, NC/Mooresville HS) at the midpoint of the period gave Catawba a 60-42 lead. Newberry scored the final seven points to get within 10.
Houston also grabbed seven rebounds and dished out four assists for Catawba. Donald Rutherford (Morganton, NC/Freedom HS) followed with 15 points and eight rebounds. Freshman Stephen Coles (Danville, VA/Washington HS) hit on 6-of-8 shots to score 14 points with seven rebounds and Rob Fields (Orangeburg, SC/Orangeburg-Wilkerson HS) added 11.
Stephane Bakinde led Newberry as the senior posted a double-double with a season-high 17 points and a career-best 11 rebounds. Ryan Barnes scored 11 points, while Jawuan Lockhart scored 10 points off of the bench. Perry Nelson dished out six assists in his first career start.
Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70
Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85
Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117
Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95
Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142
Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136
Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88
Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101
Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52
Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71
Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90
Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89
Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL 80-56
Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68
Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 65-73
Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92
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Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2 p.m.
Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 4 p.m.
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Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.
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Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.
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