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Men's Basketball Takes League Title Behind Career-Best 32 Points from Fields

BREVARD, NC -- Sparkling three-point shooting lifted Catawba to a 103-92 win over host Brevard in a game that decided the South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball championship.  Senior Rob Fields (Orangeburg, SC/Orangeburg-Wilkerson HS) delivered a career-high 32 points, hitting on 10-of-12 shots, including five three-pointers, and went 7-of-7 at the line to lead the Catawba Indians to its first title in three year.  The Indians had won the league tournament the past two seasons.  Catawba improves to 18-9 overall and 11-5 in the SAC, earning the top-seed in the SAC Touranament.  Brevard fall to 18-9 and 10-6.

Antonio Houston (Charlotte, NC/E. Mecklenburg HS) followed Fields with 21 points, with four three-pointers, and dished out five assists.  Dominick Reid (Charlotte, NC/Cannon School) also joined in the three-point fun with four from behind the arc and 18 points.  The Indians went 15-of-22 (68.2%) from behind the arc and made a dozen three-pointers in the first half in building a 58-44 edge.

Nathan Whitmire scored a career high 22 points and Jonathan Whitson added 22 points and five rebounds for Brevard.  Whitmire went 7-of-9 from the floor to lead four Tornados in double figures on the afternoon. Sam Carlisle added 18 points and five assists for the Tornados with Josh Roper adding 18 points and a team high six rebounds. 

The score was knotted up through the first six minutes of the contest as Brevard held the 12-10 lead following Roper’s fast break layup, but Fields scored nine of Catawba’s next 11 points on two three-pointers and three free throws as the Indians went up 21-12 with 12:35 remaining.  Reid hit consecutive three-pointers to up the lead to 37-25 and two more by Fields pushed the edge to 48-33.

Early in the second half, the Indians built a 20-point lead, but the Tornados came back three times in the game, cutting the score back to within 11 at 70-59, 72-61 and 85-74, but Catawba held a 96-76 lead with 5:11 remaining in the contest.  The Tornados fought back as Whitmire had two of his six steals in the contest to give Brevard a late 14-7 run, but the comeback was cut short as time expired.

Catawba shot 57.5% overall for the game and also went 20-of-25 (50%) at the line.  Brevard shot well, hitting on 53%, but were just 3-of-11 from behind the arc.

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Golf (W) @ Pfeiffer Inv. (Hilton Head Lakes GC) 7th of 17

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Swimming @ NCAA II Championships( Day One) 

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Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day Two) 

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Baseball vs. COKER 12-1

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Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 17-16

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Lacrosse (W) vs. PFEIFFER 12-11

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Tennis (W) vs. TUSCULUM 2-7

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Softball @ Brevard 10-1

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Baseball vs. WINGATE 6-0

Softball @ Brevard 14-2

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Tennis (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 4-5

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Baseball @ Barton 7-3

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Softball vs. NEWBERRY 0-6

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Tennis (M) vs. COKER 6-3

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Baseball @ Lincoln Memorial 9-11

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Golf (M) @ Tusculum Men's Invitational (Link Hills CC) 

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Baseball @ Lincoln Memorial 10-7

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