December 20, 2002
Men's Basketball dealt worst defeat in 38 yearsAIKEN, SC – Catawba College struggled with its shooting for the second straight night and fell to Augusta State 97-60 at the Phillips 66 Christmas Classic on Thursday night at the Courthouse on the campus of USC-Aiken. The Indians committed a season-high 31 turnovers as the Tribe fell to 3-7 on the season. The 37 points marks the largest margin of defeat for Catawba since falling to Lenoir-Rhyne 110-73 in 1965. Augusta State improved to 4-4.The Indians played without starting point guard Brian Frasier, who was nursing a leg injury, and only freshman Helgi Magnusson, with 21 points, reached double figures in scoring. He also added a season-high eight rebounds. Brian Carter, Duke Phipps and Marcus Reddick each tallied seven points. The Jaguars began to pull away early in the opening half. Leading 12-10, Augusta went on a 13-4 run to lead by 11 with 9:32 in the half. Catawba was down eight at 34-26, but scored only two points the final three minutes of the half and trailed 43-28 at the break. The Tribe failed to score for nearly five minutes to open the second half and wnt down 59-28 with 15:33 to play. Catawba never cut the deficit under 25 points the rest of the way. Augusta shot 54% to just 39% for the Tribe and had just 13 turnovers, a +18 difference over the Indians. Ben Butler led the Jaguars with 15 points, while David Siebrands added 14. #####
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Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 1)
Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 2) W-2nd;M-4th
Track/Field @ JDL College Kickoff Classic
Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 43-60
Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 58-103
Basketball (W) vs. TUSCULUM 70-58
Basketball (M) vs. TUSCULUM 73-87
Basketball (W) vs. JC SMITH 51-52
Basketball (M) vs. ST. AUGUSTINE'S 76-73
Basketball (W) vs. ANDERSON 2 p.m.
Basketball (M) vs. ANDERSON 4 p.m.
Swimming vs. QUEENS noon
Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 11 a.m.
Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 2 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Virginia Union 2 p.m.
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