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Men's Basketball Wins Back-to-Back Behind Moore's 28 Points

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JEFFERSON CITY, TN -- Freshman Keon Moore (Colerain, NC/Bertie HS) set his career-high for the second time this week, scoring 28 points, to pace Catawba to an 85-75 win over host Carson-Newman in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Saturday night at Holt Fieldhouse.  The Catawba Indians improve to 8-10 overall and 4-6 in the SAC, winning consecutive games for just the second time this season.  The Eagles fall to 8-10 and 5-5.

Moore collected 21 points in the opening half as the Indians built as much as a 20-point edge.  Carson-Newman erased all of the Catawba advantage, but never took the lead back.  Dominick Reid (Charlotte, NC/Cannon School) had a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds, while dishing out four assists and recording four steals.  Kejuan Mayo (South Boston, VA/Halifax, HS) also had 14 points and grabbed nine boards. 
Antonio Sullivan scored 16 points to lead Carson-Newman.  He was followed by Ishmael Sanders, who had 14.  Each canned four three-pointers to equal Moore from behind the arc.  Kevin Hare rounded out the double-figure scorers for the Eagles with 11 points and added eight rebounds.  Bradley Tumer dished out eight assists.

Catawba scored 11 straight points to open a 22-9 advantage in the opening six and half minutes.  Lee Martin (Mt. Airy, NC/N. Surry/Hargrave) connected on a three-pointer to push the margin to 34-14 at the 9:36 mark.  Carson-Newman whittled the deficit to a dozen late in the half, but the Indians took a 52-37 lead to the break.

The Eagles mounted a charge in the second half and quickly cut the lead to six at 58-52 following a three-pointer by Sullivan with 16:15 left.  A three-pointer by Reid pushed the Catawba lead back to 11, but an eight-point burst, capped by a triple by Sanders pulled C-N within 63-60.   

Collin Crane would finish erasing the deficit when he converted a three-point play to tie the contest at 65-all with 8:25 remaining.  Martin answered with a three-pointer to give the Indians the lead back for good.  Brandon Evans cut the margin to 70-69 with 5:40 to go, but Moore drilled a three-pointer and Justin Huntley (Mooresville, NC/Mooresville HS) added a free throw and a layup to give the Indians a 76-69 edge.

Huntley reached double figures for the Indians with 13 points, while Kelvin Drakeford (Charlotte, NC/Cannon School/Barton) tallied 10 off the bench.  After hitting on 47% in the first half, the Indians made just 32% in the second half.  Catawba used a big edge on the boards at 46-38 and doubled up the Eagles 22-11 on the offensive end.  The Indians also had just six turnovers to 16 for C-N.

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September 1

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st

Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3

Football @ West Georgia 3-34

Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0

Soccer (M) @ Erskine 0-1

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September 3

Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0

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September 5

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2

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September 7

Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3

Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0

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September 8

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3

Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7

Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0

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September 9

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1

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September 10

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC) 

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC) 

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September 11

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen CC) 2nd of 9

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 2 (Camden CC) 13th of 14

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3

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September 12

Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1

Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3

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September 15

Cross Country @ Winthrop Invitational, ccd. 9 a.m.

Swimming @ SAA Open Water, ccd. 4 p.m.

Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.

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September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd. 

Volleyball @ Queens 3-2

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September 19

Soccer (W) @ Queens 1-0

Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-8

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September 21

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 7-0

Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 7-0

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

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September 22

Golf (W) @ Battle of Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3

Football @ Mars Hill 33-39

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-2

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September 23

Golf (W) @ Battle of Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 8th of 17

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September 24

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

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September 25

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

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.

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September 26

Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.

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September 27

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

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September 28

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.

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September 29

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)

Cross Country @ USC Upstate Invitational 9 a.m.

Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1:30 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.

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September 30

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)

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