Basketball (M)

Poor shooting costly to Men's Basketball in loss at Aiken

AIKEN, SC – Catawba College fell to host USC-Aiken 73-65 at the Phillips 66 Christmas Classic on Thursday night at the Courthouse. The Indians cut a 14-point second half deficit to two points, but could not get any closer in falling to 3-6 on the year. Aiken improved to 2-6.The Pacers took a 33-23 lead into the locker room at the half after holding a 12-point lead in the final minute. Catawba shot just 31% in the opening half, hitting on just 8-of-26 shots, an d were 1-of-8 from three-point range. The Indians trailed 50-26 with just over 10 minutes to play before beginning a rally. The Indians outscored USCA 14-2 in just over three minutes to cut the Pacer lead to two points, 52-50, with 6:41 to go in the game. Four free throws and a three-pointer by Petty accounted for seven of the Indians 14 points. The senior guard hit just two shots from the field, both three-pointers, but hit all eight of his free throw attempts to finish with 14 points. He also grabbed three rebounds and dished out three assists. The Pacers responded with seven unanswered points to go back up on top by nine points, 61-52, with 4:12 to go. Burton concluded the run with two free throws. The junior connected on all 12 of his free throw attempts on the night. He brought down four rebounds to go along with his game-high 18 points. Catawba would cut the Pacer lead to six points on four occasions over the final three and a half minutes but they would get no closer. USC Aiken made all 10 of their free throws in the final minute to seal the victory, while Catawba misfired on six of 10 tries from the line in the final five minutes. The Indians would struggle shooting all night, hitting just 37% in the final half to finish at 34.5% for the game. Aiken hit on 45% of its attempts and held a 39-37 edge on the boards. Petty’s 14 points led Catawba, while Alex Luyk and Brian Carter each had 13 points. Carter added eight rebounds. Burton led Aiken with his 18 points with Todd Williams adding 16 and Bryant Latimer and Minda Statkus each tossing in 15 points. Williams added nine boards and four blocks. #####

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«September 2016»
September 2

Volleyball vs. Lander 0-3

Volleyball vs. USC Aiken 1-3

September 3


Volleyball vs. Augusta 3-1

Football @ West Georgia 3-23

Volleyball vs. Francis Marion 1-3

September 4

Soccer (M) @ Pfeiffer 2-4

September 5

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

Soccer (W) @ Flagler 2-3

September 6

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

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 3-2

September 7

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 2-1

September 9

Volleyball @ Brevard 2-3

September 10

Soccer (W) @ Belmont Abbey 2-2

Football vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 17-23

September 12

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

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

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

September 14

Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 3-0

Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 2-1

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

September 19

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

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

September 21

Soccer (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 3-2

Soccer (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

September 22

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 6-3

September 23

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 3-1

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

September 25

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

September 26

Golf (M) @ TC Fall Classic (Link Hill CC) 

September 27

Golf (M) @ TC Fall Classic (Link Hill CC) 

Volleyball vs. PFEIFFER 7 p.m.

September 28

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. PFEIFFER 7 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ UNC Pembroke 7 p.m.

September 30

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.

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