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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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 noon

Tennis (M) vs. JOHNSON C. SMITH noon

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 2 p.m.

Softball @ Armstrong 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 4 p.m.

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February 7

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

Softball @ Armstrong 11 a.m.

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February 8

Softball vs. GLENVILLE ST. 1 p.m.

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February 10

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships

Softball vs. PFEIFFER 1 p.m.

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

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

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February 11

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships

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

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February 12

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships

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February 13

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships

Baseball @ Florida Tech noon

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 2 p.m.

Baseball vs. Valdosta State 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 4 p.m.

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February 14

Baseball @ Florida Tech noon

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February 16

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 1 p.m.

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

Tennis (W) vs. BARTON 2 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 9 a.m.

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

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 1 p.m.

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

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

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

Softball vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4 p.m.

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

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February 21

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

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

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 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.

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

Softball @ Mid-South Classic

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

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

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 6 p.m.

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February 27

Softball @ Mid-South Classic

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 1 p.m.

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

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

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

Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 3 p.m.

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

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 4 p.m.

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February 28

Softball @ Mid-South Classic

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February 29

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

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