Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball drops 85-70 decision to USCS

SALISBURY, NC – USC-Spartanburg shot 76% in the second half and defeated host Catawba 85-70 in men’s basketball action on Wednesday night at Goodman Gym. The Rifles improve to 5-1 with the win, while Catawba falls to 3-5. Catawba held just one lead in the game at 22-20 following a three-pointer by Marcus Reddick (Salisbury, NC) with 8:45 in the opening half. The lead was short lived as Spartanburg tied the game 16 seconds later on a layup by Petros Tsampas (Chania, GREECE). A jumper by Erikas Kaupaitis (Raserinai, LITHUANIA) at the 7:07 mark gave USC the lead for good. The Rifles used a 6-0 run in the final minute of the first half to take a 39-31 lead at the break. The close as Catawba could get from there was by scoring the opening basket of the second half, trimming the margin to six. USCS followed with an 11-3 run to push the edge to 50-36 at the 14:18 mark. Spartanburg led 63-47 with 8:44 remaining when Catawba made a run to cut the lead to seven at 67-60 on a Reddick layup with 5:07 left, but the Rifles made their final 10 free throws to pull away. USCS shot 56% for the game, while Catawba struggled at 41%. The Rifles also controlled the boards by a 37-21 margin. Kevin Harrington (Backley, WV) led the Rifles with 19 points, while Charleston Long (Raleigh, NC) had 14 points and seven rebounds. C.J. Paul (Clemmons, NC) and Charlie O’Neal (Goldsboro, NC) each added 13 points. Helgi Magnusson (Reykjavik, ICELAND) led Catawba with 19 points tied a school record by being perfect on 14 free throw attempts. Jolly Manning (Rocky Mount, NC) also reached double figures for Catawba with 14. #####

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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

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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.

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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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