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Men's Basketball Hangs With #2 Alabama-Huntsville in Seven-Point Loss

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SALISBURY, NC -- NCAA II second-ranked Alabama-Huntsville held off an upset bid from host Catawba and claimed an 84-77 win in men’s basketball action at the Salisbury Roundball Classic on Sunday afternoon at Goodman Gym.  The Chargers improve to 3-0, while the Catawba Indians fall to 2-2. 

Six players reached double figures for Alabama-Huntsville with Jaime Smith ((Birmingham, AL) leading the way with 18 points.  Josh Magette (Birmingham, AL) delivered a double-double for the second straight game with 13 points and 16 assists.  Andrew Donovan (Frankfort, KY) came off the bench to score a dozen points, while Xavier Baldwin (Adamsville, AL) and Srdjan Boskovic (Novi Sad, SERBIA) each tallied 11.  Zane Campbell (West Limestone, AL) rounded out the double-digit scorers with 10 points.

Freshman Tyrece Little (Greenville, NC/Rose HS) led Catawba with 15 points and added four blocked shots.  Keon Moore (Colerain, NC/Bertie HS) and Willie Gilmore (Fayetteville, NC/Trinity Christian) each added 13 points, while Maurice Knight (Portsmouth, VA/W. Branch HS/Kansas City CC) picked up 11 points.  Lee Martin (Mt. Airy, NC/N. Surry HS/Hargrave) had eight points and eight rebounds.

The Chargers looked to pull away in both halves, but each time Catawba would rally and make the game close.  Consecutive three-pointers by Magette gave UAH a 30-16 lead at the mid point of the opening half.  A triple by Smith still had the Chargers up by 14 with 8:23 to go before Catawba began to whittle down the margin.

Knight scored four straight points and Cameron Lovelace (Cherryville, NC/Cherryville HS/N. Florida) added a three-pointer to get the Indians within 35-28.  Little got the Indians within three inside the final five minutes and a tip-in by Martin closed the gap to 44-43 with 49 seconds left in the half.  UAH was able to lead 46-43 at the break.

UAH went up by a dozen points in the opening six minutes of the second half, but the Indians again rallied behind five straight points from Stuart Thomson (Poynton, ENGLAND/Poynton) to cut the Catawba deficit to 6058 with 11:26 remaining.  Donovan answered with a three-pointer and Catawba was never able to get the game back to a single possession deficit.

Donovan again hit a big three-pointer with 3:25 remaining to put the Chargers up 79-71.  Two free throws by more with 45 seconds left pulled the Indians within 81-77, but Smith iced the issue with a three-pointer with 23 seconds remaining for the game’s final points.

Alabama-Huntsville canned nearly 60% (30-of-51) from the field and hit on 12-of-25 (48%) from long range.  Catawba shot 47% (26-of-55), but went just 30of-18 from behind the arc.

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Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Inv. - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC),
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October 2

Volleyball @ Wingate 0-3

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October 3

Soccer (W) vs. WINGATE 2-1

Soccer (M) vs. WINGATE 1-5

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October 5

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 92-170

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

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October 6

Volleyball @ Newberry 3-2

Football vs. ALBANY STATE 21-35

Soccer (M) vs. SHAW 3-0

Soccer (W) vs. SHAW 6-1

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October 7

Tennis (M) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 3-4

Tennis (W) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 7-0

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October 8

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

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October 9

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of SALISBURY) 10th of 18

Tennis (W) vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST, ppd. 5 p.m.

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

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October 10

Soccer (W) @ Mars Hill 1-0

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October 12

Cross Country Royals Challenge M-15th;W-19th

Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

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October 13

Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 2) 1st of 5

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3

Football @ Wingate 25-35

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October 14

Soccer (M) vs. COKER 1-2

Soccer (W) vs. COKER 5-0

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October 15

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

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

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October 16

Golf (W) @ Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Inv. - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 7 p.m.

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October 17

Soccer (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 7:30 p.m.

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October 19

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

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October 20

Football vs. TUSCULUM 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Mars HIll 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. ANDERSON 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. ANDERSON 7:30 p.m.

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October 21

Golf (M) @ Matt Dyas Inv. - Day 1 (Oak Mountain GC)

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October 22

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)

Golf (M) @ Matt Dyas Inv. - Day 2 (Oak Mountain GC)

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October 23

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)

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October 24

Soccer (W) vs. CHOWAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7:30 p.m.

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October 25

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

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

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October 26

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 7 p.m.

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October 27

Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) noon

Football vs. LIMESTONE 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Tusculum 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Carson-Newman 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Carson-Newman 7:30 p.m.

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October 30

Basketball (M) @ Wichita St. (Exhib.)

Soccer (M) SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Soccer (W) SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Volleyball vs. COKER 6:30 p.m.

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