Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball gets first home win

SALISBURY, NC – Catawba College built a 19-point halftime lead then rallied to defeat visiting N.C. Central 82-80 in men’s basketball action on Sunday afternoon at Goodman Gym. It marked the first home win for the Tribe in four tries and improved the Indians to 3-5. N.C. Central fell to 3-4.Catawba dominated the first half and led 47-28 at the break. Leading 14-13, freshman Brian Frasier (Martinsville, VA) connected on consecutive three-pointers to spark a 15-2 run that put Catawba on top 29-15 at the 8:15 mark of the opening half. A three-pointer by Kevin Petty (Sanford, NC) gave the Indians their largest lead at 42-22. The Eagles trailed 50-30 after a minute of the opening half, then would roar back to tie the score with 9:37 to play. Charles Nickens (Durham, NC) hit back-to-back three’s to start a 16-6 run that cut the margin to 56-46 with 15:13 left, then down 61-46, Central went on a 17-2 run to tie the score, getting three straight buckets by Surrell Evans (Durham, NC) to get the game tied. NCCU added a basket by Melvin Whitaker (Raleigh, NC) and five straight points by Shawn Ray (Raleigh, NC) to extend the run to 24-2 and give the visitors a 70-63 edge with 7:55 remaining. Catawba would fight back to tie the score after a basket and free throw by Brian Carter (Alexandria, VA), a three-pointer by Helgi Magnusson (Reykjavik, ICELAND) and a free throw by Duke Phipps (Newport News, VA) with 5:29 remaining. The Eagles would go on top 76-71, but Catawba got back-to-back three-pointers by Magnusson and Alex Luyk (Madrid, SPAIN) to lead 79-78 with 2:19 left. Neither team could score for nearly two minutes as Central missed four shots and a free throw and Catawba missed two shots and had three turnovers. A free throw by Phipps with 24 seconds left gave Catawba an 80-78 lead, but Whitaker converted a jumper with 12 seconds left to tie the game at 80-80. Luyk was fouled with 2.5 seconds left and converted two free throws for the winning margin. Central was called for an offensive foul on the inbounds play and Catawba was able to run out the clock. All five Catawba starters reached double figures, led by Luyk with 19 points, while Carter and Phipps each posted double-doubles. Carter had 17 points and 12 boards and Phipps added 13 points and 10 rebounds. Whitaker, who joined Central this week, led the Eagles with 22 points and eight rebounds. Ray added 20 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. #####

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September 2

Volleyball vs. Lander 0-3

Volleyball vs. USC Aiken 1-3

3
September 3

Cross Country CHICK-FIL-A XC INVITATIONAL M-3rd;W-3rd

Volleyball vs. Augusta 3-1

Football @ West Georgia 3-23

Volleyball vs. Francis Marion 1-3

4
September 4

Soccer (M) @ Pfeiffer 2-4

5
September 5

Golf (W) @ Cutter Creek Inv. (Cutter Creek GC) 8th of 11

Soccer (W) @ Flagler 2-3

6
September 6

Golf (W) @ Cutter Creek Inv. (Cutter Creek GC) 8th of 11

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 3-2

7
September 7

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 2-1

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September 9

Volleyball @ Brevard 2-3

10
September 10

Soccer (W) @ Belmont Abbey 2-2

Football vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 17-23

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September 12

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. (Cobbs Glen GC) 7th of 9

Golf (M) @ Anderson Inv. (Cobbs Glen GC) 1st of 10

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September 13

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. (Cobbs Glen GC) 7th of 9

Golf (M) @ Anderson Inv. (Cobbs Glen GC) 1st of 10

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 2-3

14
September 14

Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 3-0

Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 2-1

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September 17

Cross Country @ Winthrop/adidas Invitational W-2nd;M-3rd

Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN (FW) 40-20

Soccer (W) @ Mars Hill 5-0

Soccer (M) @ Mars Hill 1-3

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 0-3

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September 19

Golf (M) @ Queens Collegiate (Irish Creek CC) 7th of 12

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September 20

Golf (M) @ Queens Collegiate (Irish Creek CC) 7th of 12

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 4-5

Tennis (W) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-4

Volleyball vs. COKER 3-0

21
September 21

Soccer (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 3-2

Soccer (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

22
September 22

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 6-3

23
September 23

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 3-1

24
September 24

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. (Old South GC) 17th of 18

Football @ Wingate 48-26

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. COKER 4-0

Soccer (M) vs. COKER 5-1

25
September 25

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. (Old South GC) 17th of 18

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September 26

Golf (M) @ TC Fall Classic (Link Hill CC) 5th of 9

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September 27

Golf (M) @ TC Fall Classic (Link Hill CC) 5th of 9

Volleyball vs. PFEIFFER 3-0

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September 28

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 5-4

Soccer (M) @ UNC Pembroke 3-1

29
September 29

Soccer (W) vs. PFEIFFER 3-2

30
September 30

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.

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