Basketball (M)

Phipps tallies 38 in Men's Basketball win over Wingate

SALISBURY, NC Catawba College got a career-high 38 points from junior Duke Phipps (Newport News, VA) to help the Indians knock off SAC co-leading Wingate 99-87 in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action on Wednesday night at Goodman Gym. The Indians improve to 9-15 overall and 4-7 in the SAC, while Wingate falls to 15-9 and 8-3. It marked the 11th straight win for the Tribe over Wingate at home as the Bulldogs drop to 5-22 all-time against Catawba at Goodman Gym. The teams started razor sharp, both hitting nine of its first 10 shots. After five minutes, Catawba built a 21-13 lead. By the ten-minute mark the lead had moved out to 38-28 as Catawba connected on 16 of its first 19 tries. At the first half media time out the Indians were shooting 77% (17-of-22) and held a 41-32 lead. After the timeout, Catawba went cold, scoring just four points the final 8:16 of the half and hitting just 1-of-17 shots. Wingate stayed hot and finished the half at 58% to lead 52-45. The Bulldogs began to show their dominance on the boards, holding a 24-15 edge at the break. Wingate would continue to hold a comfortable margin early in the final half, leading by a dozen at 73-61 after a pair of free throws by Kristian Jensen (Raleigh, NC) with 12:04 remaining. The Bulldogs still led by ten at 76-66 on two free throws by Njogou Bah (Banjoul, THE GAMBIA) with 9:38 to play, but Wingate had begun to go cold from the field. After a layup by Djuan Hankins (Roanoke, VA) at the 13:39 mark, the Bulldogs misfired on 12 straight as the Indians pulled back within 77-75 with 7:41 remaining. Titus Miller (Spartanburg, SC) broke the streak with a three-pointer to put the Bulldogs up 80-75 with 6:46 left, but Phipps answered with a three of his own, then hit consecutive buckets to put the Tribe up 82-81 with 4:28 remaining. Catawba ended up with a 10-0 run that gave the hosts an 88-81 edge with 2:55 remaining. Wingate never got closer than six the rest of the way. Wingate shot just 25% (9-of-36) in the final half and were outscored 33-11 over the final nine minutes. Following Phipps for Catawba was Helgi Magnusson (Reykjavik, ICELAND) with 17 points. He was a perfect 9-of-9 at the line to set a new school record with 36 in a row. He ranks fifth in NCAA II at nearly 92%. Hankins tossed in 24 for Wingate, while Miller added 20. Jensen pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds as the Bulldogs held a 49-39 edge on the glass. #####

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February 3

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 75-62

Basketball (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 105-98

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February 5

Lacrosse (M) @ Guilford (Exhib.) 6 p.m.

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February 6

Golf (W) @ TC/Kiawah Invitational (Cougar Point GC) 

Softball vs. Lincoln Memorial 9-4

Tennis (W) vs. JOHNSON C. SMITH 9-0

Tennis (M) vs. JOHNSON C. SMITH 9-0

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 82-78

Softball @ Armstrong 5-1

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 88-91

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February 7

Golf (W) @ TC/Kiawah Invitational (Cougar Point GC) 

Softball @ Armstrong, ccd. 11 a.m.

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February 8

Softball vs. GLENVILLE ST. 9-1

Softball vs. GLENVILLE ST. 6-0

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February 10

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships 

Tennis (M) vs. PFEIFFER 3-6

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 64-45

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 81-93

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February 11

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships 

Tennis (W) vs. PFEIFFER 2 p.m.

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February 12

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships 

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February 13

Swimming @ Bluegrass Championships 

Baseball @ Florida Tech noon

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 1 p.m.

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. Valdosta State 4 p.m.

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February 14

Baseball @ Florida Tech noon

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February 16

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 1 p.m.

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

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

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

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February 17

Baseball @ Winston-Salem St. 5 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

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February 19

Softball vs. Belmont Abbey 4 p.m.

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February 20

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 9 a.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 1 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. BREVARD 2 p.m.

Softball vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 3 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. BREVARD 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4 p.m.

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February 21

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

Tennis (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 1 p.m.

Softball vs. Columbus State 3 p.m.

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February 22

Golf (M) @ Newberry Inv. (Ocean Course)

Golf (W) @ Converse Invitational

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February 23

Golf (M) @ Newberry Inv. (Ocean Course)

Golf (W) @ Converse Invitational

Tennis (W) @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Wingate 2 p.m.

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February 24

Softball @ Limestone 1:30 p.m.

Softball @ Limestone 3:30 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 4 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

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February 26

Tennis (M) vs. LEES-MCRAE 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. LEES-MCRAE 2 p.m.

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 6 p.m.

Softball vs. UNC Pembroke 6 p.m.

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February 27

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 1 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.

Softball vs. Bellarmine 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 4 p.m.

Softball vs. Augusta 4 p.m.

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February 28

Softball vs. St. Joseph's,IN 10 a.m.

Softball vs. North Georgia 2 p.m.

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February 29

Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV. (Salisbury CC)

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