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Men's Basketball falls in final minute to NC Central

SALISBURY, NC -- N.C. Central built a 16-point first-half lead then needed a three-pointer by Curtis Knight (Greenville, NC) with 17 seconds remaining to defeat host Catawba 60-57 in menís basketball action at Goodman Gym on Tuesday night. NCCU improves to 2-1 on the year, while Catawba falls to 2-1. The Eagles hit 12 of their first 16 shots to help build its 33-17 lead with 7:19 to go in the opening half. Jonathan Moore (Raleigh, NC) tossed in 11 first half points for Central, while Jason Hervey (Arlington,TX) added 10. NCCU held a 40-33 edge at the break. The second half turned into a defensive struggle as the Eagles would not score for nearly four minutes, while Catawba was only able to score one basket. Mintrel Abney (Greensboro, NC) hit a pair of free throw for Central with 12:34 remaining to give the Eagles a 49-40 lead. Catawba would begin to cut into the deficit on a three-pointer by Helgi Magnusson (Reykjavik, ICELAND) and a layin by Brian Graves (Newport News, VA) to pull the Indians within 49-45 with ten minutes to play. A three-point play by Jorvewe Gibson (Charlotte, NC) brought the score to 53-51 and a three-pointer by Graves tied the score at 54-54 with 5:35 remaining. The Indians had three possessions to take the lead, but were denied on a pair of missed shots and a turnover. Hervey would give the Eagles a 56-54 lead on a layup with 2:25 left. Catawba would take its first lead since 2-0 on a Graves three-pointer with 52 seconds remaining. Knight followed with his three after going only 1-of-10 from the field to that point. Catawba missed a shot in the dying seconds and Abney added a free throw with 1.5 seconds to play for the final margin. After its torrid start, Central finished at only 41.5%, hitting only 10 of its last 37 attempts. Hervey finished with a team-high 15 points, while Moore added 13 points and 11 rebounds. Abney also reached double figures with 10 points. The Eagles held a 40-32 edge on the board. Graves fired in a career-high 21 points to pace Catawba. Magnusson followed with 13 points. The Indians shot just 39% and hit only six of 13 from the line. The Tribe was 5-of-21 from three-point range. #####

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