Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball Outlasts Newberry in Overtime

SALISBURY, NC -- Host Catawba outlasted Newberry to post an 88-85 overtime win in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym. The Catawba Indians, who only guaranteed a spot in the SAC Tournament with a win on Wednesday, finished in a five-way tie for fourth-place in the league.  The Indians improve to 12-14 overall and 8-10 in the SAC, while the Wolves also join the log jam with a record of 13-13 and 8-10.

Newberry rallied from eight down in the final three minutes of regulation for force the extra time.  Jawuan Lockhart (Washington, DC) started the rally with a three-pointer with 2:38 left to cut the margin to 76-71.  He later had a steal that led to the tying basket by Chris Reynolds (Augusta, GA) with 1:05 remaining.  Catawba missed two three-pointers in the final minute, while Newberry had a turnover on its possession with seven seconds left.

The teams went back-and-forth to start the overtime period and Lockhart tied the contest at 82-all with 2:08 remaining.  Dominick Reid (Charlotte, NC/Cannon School) put the Indians up with a pair of free throws at the 1:45 mark then hit a long three-pointer with 55 seconds left to give Catawba an 87-82 lead. 

Lockhart brought the Wolves within 88-85 on a three-pointer with 19 seconds to go and Catawba suffered a turnover on an inbounds play.  Lee Martin (Mt. Airy, NC/N. Surry HS/Hargrave) blocked a three-point attempt by Matt Dixon (Elizabeth City, NC) with four seconds to go and Reynolds’ desperation heave was short.

Freshman Keon Moore (Colerain, NC/Bertie HS) led Catawba with 26 points, while Reid added 25 points and canned six three-pointers.  Newberry got a double-double from Tony Davis (Sarasota, FL), who had 17 points and a dozen rebounds.  Dixon and Lockhart each added 16.

Newberry took a 52-45 lead at the half, shooting 65% (19-of-29).  The Wolves led 63-52 before Catawba began to whittle away at the deficit.  A nine-point run pulled the Indians within 63-61 with 10:47 to go and Moore got a breakaway dunk after a Reid steal to put Catawba on top at 67-66 with 7:22 remaining. 

The Wolves cooled off after its hot first half, making only 8-of-38 (21%) of their attempts after the break.  Newberry held a 53-36 edge on the boards, including 22 on the offensive glass, but suffered 33 turnovers. 

Kelvin Drakeford (Charlotte, NC/Cannon School/Barton) had 13 points for Catawba off the bench.  Justin Huntley (Mooresville, NC/Mooresville HS) added 11 points, while Martin had 10 points, seven rebounds, three blocks and four steals.

PhotosGAME PHOTOS

Box Score

Today's Events

No events are scheduled today

Calendar

«December 2016»
1
December 1

Swimming @ SCAD Invite M-5th;W-6th

Basketball (M) @ North Greenville 98-84

2
December 2

Swimming @ SCAD Invite M-5th;W-6th

3
December 3

Swimming @ SCAD Invite M-5th;W-6th

Basketball (W) @ Tusculum 60-55

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 89-86

45678910
December 10

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL 77-55

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 90-70

1112
December 12

Basketball (M) vs. JC SMITH 11 a.m.

1314
December 14

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 8 p.m.

151617
December 17

Swimming @ Queens

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 4 p.m.

1819
December 19

Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) 7 p.m.

2021222324
25262728293031
December 31

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2 p.m.

Mouse over the red calendar dates to display events on those days. Click to open the full-size calendar.


TEAM PHOTO

Basketball (W) Team Photo

SPONSORS