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Balanced Attack Gives Men's Basketball First Win

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SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba notched its first win of the season, rolling over visiting Mars Hill 94-69 in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym.  The Catawba Indians improve to 1-4 overall and 1-1 in the SAC, while the Lions fall to 0-4 and 0-2.

Eleven different Indians took part in the scoring with five reaching double figures.  Chance Rucker (Concord, NC/Concord HS/Benedict) and Kijuan Arrington (Newport News, VA/Denbigh HS/Henry CC) each had 15 points for Catawba, while Tyrece Little (Greenville, NC/Rose HS) and Reggie Perkins (Greensboro, NC/Phillips Exeter HS) added 14 each.  Vismantas Marijosius (Kedainiai, LITHUANIA/North Hills Christian) chipped in with 10 points.

Jalen Witherspoon tallied a dozen points to lead Mars Hill.  Carter Wright came off the bench to score 11 points.

The teams played fairly even early on with Catawba leading 23-18 after eight minutes when Perkins sank his third three-pointer of the night.  From there, the Indians slowly pulled away.  A Rucker follow shot made it 31-21 and a layup by Marijosius put Catawba up by 15.  Rucker's layup sent the Indians ahead 49-28 in the final minutes of the half.

Catawba shot a blistering 67% (20-of-30) in the first half to lead 51-31.  Mars Hill managed to connect on just 11-of-42 shots (26%). 

Mars Hill never cut the margin to under 20 points in the second half.  The Indians held its largest lead at 94-65 with just over two minutes left.

The Indians finished the game shooting 52% to just 30% for Mars Hill.  The Lions did hold a 55-47 edge on the glass, but had 21 turnovers to 13 for Catawba.

Julian Sampah (Greensboro, NC/Greensboro Day), who blocked four shots, and Jalen Byrd (Hickory, NC/Hickory HS) nearly reached double figures for Catawba.  Sampah scored nine points and Byrd eight.  Arrington and Little each pulled down seven rebounds and Elon Edwards (Greenville, NC/Rose HS) handed out five assists.

Thomas Anderson scored nine points with six rebounds for Mars Hill.  Isaiah Cuthbertson tallied six points with nine boards.

Catawba travels to Newberry on Tuesday for another SAC contest.  Tip-off is set for 8 p.m.

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October 2

Volleyball @ Wingate 0-3

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October 3

Soccer (W) vs. WINGATE 2-1

Soccer (M) vs. WINGATE 1-5

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October 5

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 92-170

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

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October 6

Volleyball @ Newberry 3-2

Football vs. ALBANY STATE 21-35

Soccer (M) vs. SHAW 3-0

Soccer (W) vs. SHAW 6-1

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October 7

Tennis (M) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 3-4

Tennis (W) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 7-0

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October 8

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of SALISBURY)

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October 9

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of SALISBURY) 10th of 18

Tennis (W) vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST, ppd. 5 p.m.

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

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October 10

Soccer (W) @ Mars Hill 1-0

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October 12

Cross Country Royals Challenge M-15th;W-19th

Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

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October 13

Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 2) 1st of 5

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3

Football @ Wingate 25-35

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October 14

Soccer (M) vs. COKER 1-2

Soccer (W) vs. COKER 5-0

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October 15

Golf (W) @ Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Inv. - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

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October 16

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Inv. - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 9th of 14

Golf (W) @ Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 9th of 14

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 2-3

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October 17

Soccer (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-4

Soccer (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-4

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October 19

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

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October 20

Football vs. TUSCULUM 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Mars HIll 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. ANDERSON 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. ANDERSON 7:30 p.m.

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October 22

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)

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October 23

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)

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October 24

Soccer (W) vs. CHOWAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7:30 p.m.

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October 25

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 2 p.m.

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October 26

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 7 p.m.

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October 27

Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) noon

Football vs. LIMESTONE 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Tusculum 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Carson-Newman 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Carson-Newman 7:30 p.m.

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October 30

Soccer (W) SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (M) @ Wichita St. (Exhib.)

Volleyball vs. COKER 6:30 p.m.

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