Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball Squanders Rally in Loss at Wingate

WINGATE, NC -- Catawba rallied from a 13-point deficit in the second half to lead by six, but host Wingate ended the game on a 13-1 run to take a 77-69 win in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Wednesday night at Cuddy Arena.  The Bulldogs improve to 6-7 overall and 2-1 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 3-8 and 0-3.

Wingate controlled the opening half, out-shooting the Indians 42% to 27% in leading 31-23 at the break.  An 8-0 run that was capped by consecutive three-pointers by Paidrick Matilus help the Bulldogs to a 23-14 lead at the 8:24 mark of the half.  A jumper by Jeffrey Parker upped the margin to 31-18 before a basket by Tyrece Little (Greenville, NC/Rose HS) and a three-pointer by Keon Moore (Colerain, NC/Bertie HS) reduced the margin to eight at the break. 

The Indians again went down by 13 at 39-26 with 18:05 remaining before mounting a 32-13 run over the next ten minutes to go on top by six.  Lee Martin (Mt. Airy, NC/N. Surry HS/Hargrave) got Catawba going.  He made a three-pointer, hit three free throws and canned another from behind the arc to put the Indians up 43-41 at the 14:34 mark to cap a 17-2 run.

Catawba kept its lead into the final minutes.  Cameron Lovelace (Cherryville, NC/Cherryville HS/N. Florida) gave the Indians a 63-58 edge with 6:30 to go and Martin made it 68-64 on the last of his four three-pointers at the 3:47 mark.  That however would be the last field goal by Catawba on the night.

Matilus drained a three-pointer for Wingate and when Jaime Vaughn connected from long range the Bulldogs were back on top at 70-69 with 2:04 left.  Catawba could not answer, misfiring on its final five shots.

Martin hit on 6-of-12 shots with the four three-pointers to lead Catawba with 20 points.  He added seven rebounds.  Willie Gilmore (Fayetteville, NC/Trinity Christian) added 14 points with Justin Huntley (Mooresville, NC/Mooresville HS) collecting 12 points and handing out nine assists.

Matilus canned all four of his three-point attempts in leading all scorers with 22 points for the Bulldogs.  Odell Turner delivered 11 points and blocked three shots.  Vaughn tallied 10 points, while Deion Turman posted a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Wingate shot 47% for the game to just 36% for the Indians.  The Bulldogs also held a 50-26 edge on the boards.  Catawba committed just five turnovers, but did not help its cause with a 12-for-24 performance at the line.

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«October 2017»
October 1

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

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

October 2

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

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

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

October 3

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

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

October 5

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

October 7

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

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

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

October 9

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

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

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

October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

October 16

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

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

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 (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

October 20

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

Swimming Men @ Wingate 65-177

Swimming Women at Wingate 56-187

Football @ Tusculum 40-13

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 1-2

October 24

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

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

October 25

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

October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

October 28

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

Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.

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

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