Basketball (M)

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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«September 2018»
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

September 3

Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0

September 5

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2

September 7

Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0

Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3

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

September 9

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1

September 10

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

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

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

September 12

Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1

Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3

September 15

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

Soccer (W) @ Mars Hill, ppd. 1 p.m.

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

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

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd. 

Volleyball @ Queens 3-2

September 19

Soccer (W) @ Queens 1-0

Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-8

September 21

Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 2 p.m.

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 7 p.m.

September 22

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Football @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3:30 p.m.

September 23

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 2 (Old South GC)

September 24

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

September 25

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

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.

September 26

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

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

September 27

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

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

September 28

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

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

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.

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.

September 30

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

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

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