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Men's Basktball races to 102-72 win over Morris

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba, ranked 14th in NCAA II, cruised to a 102-72 win over visiting Morris in men’s basketball action in the Salisbury Roundball Classic on Friday night at Goodman Gym. The Indians got 19 points from Helgi Magnusson (Reykjavik, ICELAND) and a career-best 18 points from Jorvewe Gibson (Charlotte, NC) in improving to 2-0. Morris falls to 1-2. The Hornets held a 12-10 lead after five minutes, but a 13-0 run by Catawba erased the deficit, giving the Tribe a 23-12 edge after 10 minutes. Catawba went on to build a 24-point lead at the break at 53-29. Catawba continued to build its lead in the final half, holding their biggest margin of 42 points at 86-44 with 8:50 remaining. All 13 Catawba players scored, with 12 having at least one assist. Joining Magnusson and Gibson in double figures were Brian Graves (Newport News, VA), with 15 points, and Chris Wooldridge (Norfolk, VA), with 14. Rokus Bartasius (Kaunus, LITHUANIA) pulled down 10 rebounds. Joseph Hayward (Hemingway, SC) led Allen with 18 points, while Carols Gore (Myrtle Beach, SC) had a double-double with 17 points and 15 rebounds. Raymond Parks (Detroit, MI) added a dozen points off the bench. In the first game, Livingstone held a 20-point lead with eight minutes to play, but had to hold off Allen for a 91-88 victory. The Blue Bears improve to 1-0, while Allen falls to 0-6. Karega Tucker (Miami, FL) and Michael Gamble (Douglas, GA) helped bring the Yellow Jackets back, but a steal by Livingstone’s Stephen Butler (Philadelphia, PA) with two seconds left sealed the win. Tucker had 19 points in a losing effort for Allen, while Gamble added 17. Livingstone was paced by Elzie Bibbs (Lansing, MI), who tallied a game-high 22 points. Santos Martinez (Reading, PA) added 19 points. #####

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