Basketball (M)

Huntley and Moore Notch Career-Highs to Lead Men's Basketball Over Mars Hill

SALISBURY, NC -- Freshman Keon Moore (Colerain, NC/Bertie HS) and junior Justin Huntley (Mooresville, NC/Mooresville HS) each scored 24 points to notch career-highs and help Catawba to a 101-92 win over visiting Mars Hill in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Wednesday night at Goodman Gym.  The Catawba Indians improve to 7-10 overall and 3-6 in the SAC, while the Lions fall to 5-12 and 2-7.

Moore, with 16 points at the break, and Huntley, with 13, helped Catawba to a 51-41 edge at the half.  Moore canned four three-pointers as the Indians shook off a 3-for-15 start to can 17-of-36 in the opening 20 minutes. 

Mars Hill held the early lead with the Indians not finding the range, leading 18-11 after a jumper by Donterious Hughes (Gastonia, NC) at the 11:28 mark.  Moore hit a pair of three-pointers and Cameron Lovelace (Cherryville, NC/Cherryville HS/N. Florida) another to help Catawba rally and grab a 28-26 edge with 6:46 left in the half.  The Indians pulled away in the final five minutes of the half, outscoring Mars Hill 21-10.

Catawba built its lead to 15 in the second half, but the Lions rallied back behind Hughes, who scored 19 of his 21 points after the break.  A four-point play by the league’s #2 scorer and another three-pointer cut the margin to 72-64 with 11:12 remaining.  Tarron Stewart (Tampa, FL) brought Mars Hill within five with 9:11 left, but that was as close as the Lions got. 

Reid connected on the last of Catawba’s ten three-pointers with 6:28 to go to put the Indians up 86-76.  Catawba hit on 7-of-8 at the line in the final 3:13 of the contest to keep its edge.

Reid scored a dozen of his 16 points in the second half.  He finished with eight assists and seven rebounds.  Lovelace also reached double figures with 13 points.  Catawba would shoot 50% for the game (32-of-64) after the slow start.

Dion Malichi (Shelby, NC) matched Hughes with 21 points for Mars Hill.  He completed a double-double by pulling down 10 rebounds.  Stewart finished with 12 points.  The Lions shot 44% for the game and 40% in the second half.  Turnovers were even at 13 apiece with Catawba holding a 42-41 edge on the boards.

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September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

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September 2

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INVITE W-2nd; M-3rd

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Individual Tourn. 

Volleyball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1-3

Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0

Soccer (M) vs. ERSKINE 1-2

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Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

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Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

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September 8

Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

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September 9

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Football @ VMI 27-20

Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4

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Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

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Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

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September 15

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

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September 16

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1

Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9

Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0

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September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek) 

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September 19

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

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September 20

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4

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September 22

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.

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September 23

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede

Soccer (W) @ Coker 4:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 5 p.m.

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Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv - Day 2 (Old South GC)

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Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

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Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 3 p.m.

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Cross Country @ Royals Challenge

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Volleyball vs. QUEENS 7 p.m.

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Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 3 p.m.

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