February 20, 2008
Men's Basketball Holds Off LMU Behind Monroe's 21 Points
HARROGATE, TN -- Senior Norman Monroe (Newport News, VA/Heritage HS) scored three late baskets and Catawba held off Lincoln Memorial to grab a 70-67 win in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Wednesday night at Turner Arena. The Catawba Indians improve to 14-10 overall and 6-6 in the SAC, while the Railsplitters fall to 8-17 and 1-11.
Catawba held a 57-49 lead midway through the second half, but LMU rallied and took the lead at 61-60 on a pair of free throws by Beau Brown with 6:35 to play. Monroe would tip-in a rebound with 5:14 remaining to put the Tribe back on top for good.
After a jumper by Rob Fields (Orangeburg, SC/Orangeburg-Wilkerson HS), Monroe hit consecutive baskets for a 68-64 lead with 2:28 left. Ryan Whitaker buried a three-pointer with 1:23 to go to get the Railsplitters within 68-67, but LMU misfired on four opportunities to take the lead in the final minute. Antonio Houston (Charlotte, NC/E. Mecklenburg HS) iced the game with a pair of free throws with two seconds remaining.
The Indians trailed by seven in the opening minutes then rallied to tie the game at 13-all. A three-pointer by Dominick Reid (Charlotte, NC/Cannon School) at the 11:36 mark gave Catawba an 18-15 lead which it did not surrender until the second half. Catawba took a 35-27 lead to the locker room.
Catawba struggled with its shooting from the outside, making just 3-of-17 from behind the arc, but got 21 points and nine rebounds from Monroe. The Railsplitters connected on just 36% for the game, staying close with its work at the line where they hit on 18-of-26 opportunities while Catawba made 9-of-15.
Fields followed Monroe with 11 points, scoring nine in the opening half. Wadner Joseph had a double-double in a losing effort for LMU with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Brown and Terry Delaney each tallied 13 points.
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