Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball Falls 78-61 at Lander

Tribe shoots just 33% in first road game


SALISBURY, NC -- The Catawba men’s basketball team came up a little short in its first road game of the season, falling to host Lander 78-61 on Saturday afternoon at Horne Arena. The loss drops the Catawba Indians to 2-5, while the Bearcats even their record at 4-4.

Lander never trailed in the contest and used a 15-2 run midway through the opening half to take command. After Isaac Rose (Jonesville, NC) tied the contest at 12-12 with 10:45 left, Darius Johnson connected on a three-pointer and followed with two free throws for a 17-12 edge. Dane Sparrow added a three-pointer with Michael Griffith hitting consecutive baskets to extend the lead to 25-14 at the 7:57mark.

Catawba never got closer than eight the rest of the way. Lander led by double-digit for nearly the entire second half. Jason Diggs (Christiansburg, VA) pulled the Tribe within 67-57 with 3:07, but Catawba could get no closer.

Freshman Antonio Houston (Charlotte, NC) scored 15 points to lead Catawba, while Brian Graves (Newport News, VA) also reached double figures. Jarred Jackson led all scorers with 24 points, including a sparking 12-of-13 performance at the line. The Bearcats canned 21-of-22 from the charity stripe on the afternoon. Griffith followed with 17 points as Lander held Catawba to just 33% shooting on the night.

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Today's Events

Swimming vs. QUEENS, noon


«December 2017»
December 1

Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 1)

December 2

Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 2) W-2nd;M-4th

Track/Field @ JDL College Kickoff Classic

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 43-60

Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 58-103

December 9

Basketball (W) vs. TUSCULUM 70-58

Basketball (M) vs. TUSCULUM 73-87

December 11

Basketball (W) vs. JC SMITH 51-52

December 12

Basketball (M) vs. ST. AUGUSTINE'S 76-73

December 16

Basketball (W) vs. ANDERSON 63-46

Basketball (M) vs. ANDERSON 67-76

December 17

Swimming vs. QUEENS noon

December 19

Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 11 a.m.

Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 2 p.m.

December 30

Basketball (W) @ Virginia Union 2 p.m.


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Basketball (W) Team Photo