Catawba Takes Consolation Game Win over Men's Basketball; Livingstone Victorious in Second-Straight Highway 52 Shootout
November 11, 2012
MISENHEIMER, N.C. - Pfeiffer University struggled through a cold shooting afternoon on Sunday falling to visiting Catawba College 68-52 in the Best Western of Albemarle Highway 52 Shootout consolation game inside the Merner Gym. The Indians improve to 1-1 on the young year while the Falcons drop to 0-2.
Catawba's Lee Martin (Mount Airy, NC), named to the all-tournament team, hit a three midway through the first half to put the Indians up 11 after scoring five-straight points. After a shooting drought in the first, the Falcons would slice the lead down to four on a quick 5-0 run late in the period as a Joe Ledbetter (Stone Mountain, GA) basket and triple from AJ Clark (Burlington, NC) made it 27-23 Catawba with 90 seconds to play. A final three and pair of free throws by the Indians would close out the first half putting the visitors up 32-26 at the break.
In a four-point, 40-36 game five minutes into the second, Catawba would bust out on a 14-2 run grabbing a 56-40 lead with 10:12 to play. Martin would spark the run adding five more points during his double-double afternoon.
Martin led all scorers with 20 points and 11 rebounds on the day while Tyrece Little (Greenville, NC) chipped in with 16 while Nick Houston (China Grove, NC) added 11. The Indians shot 44% from the field in their first win of the season. Josh Humphrey (Matthews, NC) paced the Falcons with 10 points and eight rebounds being named as Pfeiffer's representative to the all-tournament.
Livingstone would capture the tournament title for the second-straight year with a convincing 74-51 over Virginia Lynchburg in the title game. Jody Hill was named tournament MVP for the Blue Bears joining teammate Ethan Anderson. Dennis Gravely was the Dragons representative.
Pfeiffer will now turn to their first road matchup of the season on Tuesday night traveling to St. Augustine's in Raleigh for a 7:30 p.m. matchup between a pair of Falcons.