Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Basketball Rolls To A 95-77 Win Over Catawba
December 2, 2009
Junior D.J. Blackmon leads all scorers with 28 points for the Bears
Sophomore Jeff Thomas is one of four Bears to score in double figures as he finished with 11 points in Lenoir-Rhyne's 95-77 win over Catawba Wednesday at home.
Hickory, N.C. – The Lenoir-Rhyne University Men’s Basketball Team (2-4, 1-0) opened South Atlantic Conference play with a 95-77 win over Catawba College (4-3, 0-1) Wednesday night at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium. L-R junior forward D.J. Blackmon (Albemarle, N.C.) led the way with a game-high 28 points and 13 rebounds as the Bears snapped a four-game losing streak.
Catawba’s Rob Fields (Orangeburg, S.C.) and Antonio Houston (Charlotte, N.C.) each scored 21 points despite the setback.
Lenoir-Rhyne built a 45-36 halftime lead before Catawba cut the advantage to three on a trey by Houston to make it 47-44 with 18:04 left.
The Indians stayed close for awhile before the Bears broke the contest open with a 20-5 run to build its largest lead of the game at 20 points (82-62) on a lay-up by sophomore forward Jeff Thomas (Durham, N.C.) with 6:52 remaining.
Senior guard Marcus Hodges (Wake Forest, N.C.) added 15 points while Thomas finished with 11 as the Bears shot 60 percent (38-of-63) from the field including eight-for-12 (67 percent) from three-point land.
Lenoir-Rhyne faces Barton on Tuesday, December 8, in Wilson, N.C., at 7:30 p.m., while Catawba plays Chowan on Saturday in Charlotte, N.C., on 2:30 p.m.