February 22, 2012
Moore Goes Over 1,000 Career Points as Men's Basketball Qualifies For SAC Tournament
SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba got 33 points from Keon Moore (Colerain, NC/Bertie HS), who became just the second Catawba player to reach 1,000 career points before his junior season, and defeated visiting Mars Hill 87-77 in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Wednesday night at Goodman Gym. The Catawba Indians improve to 8-17 and 5-12 in the SAC, while the Lions fall to 5-21 and 3-14. The win plus Brevard’s loss to Newberry gives the Indians the final berth into the SAC Tournament.
Moore connected on 11-of-16 shots, including 6-of-11 from behind the arc, to go along with five free throws to garner his game-high total. Three Catawba seniors, playing their final home game, also scored in double digits. Justin Huntley (Mooresville, NC/Mooresville HS) posted a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds, Stuart Thomson (Poynton, ENGLAND/Poynton HS) added 14, while Cameron Lovelace (Cherryville, NC/Cherryville HS/N. Florida) tallied 10 points.
The Indians never trailed as Moore buried his first two triples to give Catawba a 6-2 edge. The Lions were able to tie the score at six-all, but Thomson canned a three before Huntley scored three straight points to put the Indians up 12-6. Moore later added consecutive three-pointers as Catawba pulled out to a 35-23 margin.
Catawba hit 10 of its 11 three-pointers in the opening half to lead 43-34 at the break. Catawba edged out to a 63-46 lead after eight minutes of the second before Mars Hill cut the deficit to eight with eight minutes left. After Cody King (Enka, NC) hit a three-pointer for the Lions to make the score 74-64 with 5:24 remaining, Catawba went on a 9-1 run to put the issue on ice. Thomson ended the run with dunk following a steal from Moore.
Sammy Emile (Lake Worth, FL) led Mars Hill with 30 points. He had 16 at the break, but did not make a field goal in the second half until a three-pointer with 2:12 left that made the score 87-70. Terrell Harris (Indiantown, FL) added 18 for the Lions.
Two other Catawba seniors also played their final home game. Kelvin Drakeford (Charlotte, NC/Cannon School/Barton) scored five points with three rebounds a pair of assists and two steals. Matt Tamer (Winston-Salem, NC/N. Forsyth HS) pulled down a pair of rebounds. Freshman Tyrece Little (Greenville, NC/Rose HS) blocked five shots to tie the single-season mark of 79.
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Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-5
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 4-1
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-5
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA TECH 15-7
Softball @ Limestone 8-1
Softball @ Limestone 1-2
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Lacrosse (W) vs. FELICIAN 24-1
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 11
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 2nd of 17
Baseball @ Tampa 5-9
Softball vs. KING 3-17
Softball vs. KING 2-0
Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESTNUT HILL 16-15
Baseball @ Tampa 8-12
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-6
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-3
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-4
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 9-3
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-2
Tennis (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-8
Tennis (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2-7
Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 13-9
Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 11-0
Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 25-8
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 1 (Monroe CC)
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 2 (Monroe CC) 5th of 12
Baseball vs. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 6-8
Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 16-6
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Prelims)
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 0-7
Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 0-9
Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 1-8
Lacrosse (W) vs. INDIANA,PA 7-25
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 3-7
Lacrosse (M) @ Coker 14-8
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Finals)
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 1)
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Prelims) 10 a.m.
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Finals) 6 p.m.
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1-10
Track/Field @ UNC Pembroke Braves Classic
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 2)
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 19-10
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 13-12
Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 0-9
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 10-6
Tennis (M) @ Tusculum 3-6
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 7-8
Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC)
Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 1 (Rolling Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC)
Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC) 6th of 11
Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 4 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 7 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 2 p.m.
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 4 p.m.
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1)
Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) @ Lincoln Memorial noon
Baseball @ Mars Hill noon
Softball vs MARS HILL 1 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.
Softball vs MARS HILL 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 1 (River Landing GC)
Lacrosse (W) @ Coker 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 2 (River Landing GC)
Tennis (M) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
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Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 1)
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Baseball @ Anderson 2 p.m.
Softball @ Tusculum 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 5 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL noon
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Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 3 p.m.