Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball earns split at Shippensburg Tournament

SHIPPENSBURG,PA -- The Catawba men’s basketball team earned a split in a pair of games at the Shippensburg/Wolf Bus Lines Tournament over the weekend. The Indians dropped a 76-60 decision to host Shippensburg on Friday, then rolled to a 106-70 victory in the consolation game against West Liberty State on Saturday afternoon. Catawba is now 3-2 on the year. In Saturday’s win, Catawba built a 55-36 lead at the break and cruised from there, leading by as many as 38 on two occasions. The Indians shot 57% in the opening half and finished at 52%, while West Liberty hit on just 36% of its opportunities. The Tribe hit on 10-of-21 from three-point range and also controlled the boards by a 51-37 margin. Helgi Magnusson (Reykjavik, ICELAND) had the hot hand for Catawba, scoring 24 points and knocking down 6-of-7 three-point tries. He also had nine rebounds and five assists. Jolly Manning (Rocky Mount, NC) added a career-high 16 points, while Brian Frasier (Martinsville, VA) and Duke Phipps (Newport News, VA) each added 11 points and four assists. Catawba would grab a double-digit lead in less than eight minutes, taking a 24-13 edge on a basket by Andy Thompson (Poynton, ENGLAND) with 12:22 remaining. West Liberty cut the margin to six at 31-25 at the 7:38 mark, but Catawba would outscore the Hilltoppers 24-11 the rest of the half. On Friday, Catawba shot just 30% in falling to Shippensburg. Magnusson had 15 points, while Phipps had a dozen points, seven rebounds and five assists. The hosts shot 46% and got 22 points and nine rebounds from Chuck Davis. Shippensburg jumped to a 9-2 lead and led by 15-4 after just 4:20 had elapsed. The Indians were within six at 49-43 with 13:53 remaining, but the Red Raiders got back up by 10 at 55-45 with just over ten minutes remaining and kept a double-digit lead the rest of the way. #####

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«January 2017»
January 4

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 81-45

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 77-83

January 8

Basketball (W) vs. BREVARD 80-64

Basketball (M) vs. BREVARD 81-46

January 11

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 51-59

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 82-97

January 14

Swimming MEN vs. WINGATE 81-117

Swimming WOMEN vs. WINGATE 69-116

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 66-70

Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 80-101

January 18

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 70-52

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 100-99

January 20

Swimming WOMEN vs. SWIMMING 107-141

Swimming MEN vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 128-130

January 21

Basketball (W) vs. TUSCULUM 80-51

Basketball (M) vs. TUSCULUM 84-71

January 25

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

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

January 28

Swimming @ Barton w/Randolph Macon 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.


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