Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball advances to SAC semis with upset of Tusculum

HICKORY, NC -- Freshman Timo Verwimp (Cologne, GERMANY) hit a three-pointer with 7:21 remaining and Catawba never trailed the rest of the way as the seventh-seeded Indians advanced to the semifinals of the Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament with a 60-58 win over Tusculum at the Multipurpose Facility at Catawba Valley Community College. Catawba, now 10-19, will face Carson-Newman on Saturday at CVCC at 6 p.m. Tusculum falls to 19-8. Following the three-pointer by Verwimp, the game was tied twice, but Catawba never trailed. Bobby Ewing (Owensboro, KY) tied the game at 50-50 on two free throws for Tusculum and Greg McIntosh (Indianapolis, IN) knotted the game for the last time at 52-52 on free throws with 5:09 remaining. Catawba would take the lead for good at 54-52 on two free throws by Jolly Manning (Rocky Mount, NC) with 4:41 left. A three-pointer by Brian Graves (Newport News, VA) gave the Indians a 57-53 edge with 3:15 to go, but a free throw by Douglas Tshomba (Germantown, WI) on each of two separate trips trimmed the Pioneer deficit to 57-55 with 11 seconds to play. Helgi Magnusson (Reykjavik, ICELAND) made two free throws for Catawba with 10 seconds left then Ewing connected on a three-pointer with six seconds left to bring Tusculum within 59-58. Magnusson hit one of two free throws with 1.6 seconds remaining for the final margin. Graves led Catawba with 13 points and added six rebounds, five assists and four steals. Chris Wooldridge (Norfolk, VA) scored a dozen points with five boards and three blocks before fouling out with 8:20 remaining. Cliff Charles (Newark, NJ) scored 16 to lead Tusculum, while Tshomba added 11 off the bench. The Pioneers held a 38-32 edge on the boards, but committed 17 turnovers. I thought we played a solid game, stated Catawba coach Jim Baker. We played smart and the guys executed our game plan. It was night and day from the way we have been playing the last couple of weeks. They out-worked us and beat us to the loose balls, said Tusuclum coach Duggar Baucom. They out played us. We're very disappointed, but hopefully we will learn from it. #####

Today's Events

Softball vs. Queens (SAC Tournament), 10:00VideoStats
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Lacrosse (W) vs. Lenoir-Rhyne (SAC Tournament - Semifinals), 6:30Stats


«April 2016»
April 2

Baseball @ Brevard 7-5

Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 10-16

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 3-1

Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 13-0

Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 9-10

Baseball @ Brevard 8-6

April 3

Baseball @ Brevard 9-8

April 4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 5-17

April 5

Golf (W) @ Agnes McAmis Memorial (Link Hills CC) 

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble (Tennessee National) 11th of 11

Softball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-1

Softball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-2

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 19-7

April 6

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 22-24

April 7

Tennis (M) vs. QUEENS 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. QUEENS 0-9

April 8

Lacrosse (W) vs. BREVARD 10-11

Baseball @ Tampa 5-14

April 9

Football Spring Game

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 7-2

Softball vs. MARS HILL 1-0

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 7-2

Baseball @ Tampa 7-11

Lacrosse (M) @ Shorter 10-8

Softball vs. MARS HILL 7-2

Baseball @ Tampa 10-15

Athletics Athetics Dinner & Silent Auction 6 p.m.

April 10

Lacrosse (W) vs. SAINT LEO 14-15

April 11

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey 8-1

Tennis (W) @ Belmont Abbey 6-3

April 12

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships (Monroe CC) 

Baseball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 18-5

April 13

Softball vs. QUEENS 9-1

Softball vs. QUEENS 3-2

Lacrosse (M) @ Pfeiffer 8-14

Lacrosse (W) vs. PFEIFFER 12-11

April 15

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 2-1

April 16

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 7-5

Softball @ Anderson 4-3

Softball @ Anderson 3-0

Baseball @ Carson-Newman 3-4

Lacrosse (W) @ Newberry 12-7

April 19

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships (Etowah Valley GC) 12th

Baseball vs. BARTON 9-6

Lacrosse (M) vs. BREVARD 15-7

April 20

Softball vs. WINGATE 2-4

Softball vs. WINGATE 1-4

Baseball vs. USC AIKEN 5-4

April 23

Softball @ Tusculum 1-0

Baseball @ Wingate 10-3

Softball @ Tusculum 0-3

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-15

Baseball @ Wingate 5-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7-12

April 24

Baseball @ Wingate 7-11

April 26

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tournament) 5-13

Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate (SAC Tournament) 13-12

April 28

Softball vs. Newberry (SAC Tournament) 4-1

April 29

Softball vs. Queens (SAC Tournament) 10 a.m.

Baseball vs. Wingate (SAC Tournament) noon

Lacrosse (W) vs. Lenoir-Rhyne (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 6:30 p.m.

April 30

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

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Lacrosse (W) Team Photo