Basketball (M)

Moore Scores 30 in Opener, But Men's Basketball Falls in OT

SALISBURY, NC – Catawba was knocked off by Pfeiffer in its men’s basketball opener on Friday night in the Highway 52 Shootout at Livingstone’s Trent Gym.  The Falcons pulled out a 95-89 win in overtime in the opener for both teams.

The Catawba Indians had several new faces on the court.  The inside duo of Tyrece Little (Greenville, NC/Rose HS) and Maurice Knight (Portsmouth, VA/W. Branch HS/Kansas City CC) combined to score 15 points, grab a dozen rebounds and block eight shots.  Freshman point guard Willie Gilmore (Fayetteville, NC/Trinity Christian) tallied 17 points, collected eight rebounds and handed out five assists.

The Indians led by nine with five minutes remaining, but the Falcons rallied and tied the game at the buzzer of regulation on a layup by Reggie Hollinger.  Catawba led 85-83 in overtime, but Gilmore fouled out with 2:25 left.  Keon Moore (Colerain, NC/Bertie HS) converted a three-point play with 1:43 remaining to tie the game at 88-88 only to see Josh Humphrey put the Falcons on top for good on a pair of free throws with 1:26 remaining.

Moore scored a game-high 30 points to pace Catawba.  He connected on 7-of-16 shots, going 4-of-10 from behind the arc, and adding 12-of-14 at the line.  He also pulled down eight boards.  Justin Huntley (Mooresville, NC/Mooresville HS) joined Moore and Gilmore in double-digits with 12 points.

Hollinger led Pfeiffer with 25 points, while Danny Smith added 19.  Humphrey and KC Anuna each delivered double-doubles.  Anuna had 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Humphrey added 10 points and 11 boards.  Elijah Matthews scored 13 points as all five Pfeiffer starters reached double figures.

The Falcons got out quickly, leading 12-5 after five minutes.  Catawba would take a 21-20 on a basket by Little with 7:45 left in the half.  The Indians led 32-31 after a Moore free throw, but Pfeiffer scored eight points in just over a minute late in the half to lead 39-32 at the break.

Catawba responded quickly to open the second half and went on top after three minutes on a three-pointer by Moore.  Lee Martin (Mt. Airy, NC/N. Surry HS/Hargrave)  hit three-pointers on consecutive possessions as the Indians built the margin to a dozen at 65-53 with just under 11 minutes left.  A three-pointer by Gilmore with 5:15 to go gave Catawba a 75-66 edge, but Pfeiffer would mount its rally from there.

Catawba shot 53% for the game and hit on 18-of-27 (67%) in the second half, but managed to make only two of eight shots in overtime.  Pfeiffer canned just 42%, but was 4-of-6 in the extra time.  The Falcons also held a 42-38 edge on the boards and were a +15 in turnover margin, helping cause 26 Catawba miscues. 

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Cross Country @ SAC Championships, 9:00
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«October 2017»
1
October 1

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

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

2
October 2

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

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

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

3
October 3

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

4
October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

5
October 5

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

6
October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

7
October 7

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

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October 9

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

10
October 10

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17

11
October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

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October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

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October 16

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

17
October 17

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

18
October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

19
October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

20
October 20

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

21
October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships 9 a.m.

Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.

Swimming @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.

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October 24

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

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October 25

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

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October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

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October 28

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.

Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.

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October 31

Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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