Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball Comes Up a Basket Short in Loss at Belmont Abbey


BELMONT, NC -- Belmont Abbey got past visiting Catawba by an 83-81 count in men’s basketball action on Friday night at the Wheeler Center.  Kyle Phillips had 24 points to lead the Crusaders, including a key three-point play inside the final minute.  Belmont Abbey improves to 6-3, while the Catawba Indians fall to 3-6.

After being tied at the half, Catawba trailed for virtually the entire second half until taking an 80-79 lead on a three-pointer by Cameron Lovelace (Cherryville, NC/Cherryville HS/N. Florida) with 1:10 remaining.  The Crusaders came right back and regained the lead on the three-point play by Phillips with 55 seconds remaining.

With 36 seconds left, Catawba’s Justin Huntley (Mooresville, NC/Mooresville HS) made the second of two free throws to cut the margin to a single point then Jay Council made one of two for the Crusaders with 23 seconds remaining.  Belmont Abbey got the rebound on the miss, but Catawba forced a turnover with 14 seconds to play.  Lovelace had a three-point attempt rattle off the rim with just a few seconds left and the Indians threw away the ensuing inbounds pass.

Lovelace led the Indians with a career-best 21 points.  He hit on 7-of-11 shots, including 4-of-7 from long range.  Huntley and Keon Moore (Colerain, NC/Bertie HS) each followed with 17 points.  Tyrece Little (Greenville, NC/Rose HS) added eight points, eight rebounds and a pair of blocks.

Catawba trailed by 10 early at 15-5 after a basket by Phillips just three and half minutes into the game.  The Indians rallied and pulled even on a layup by Huntley with 6:40 left in the half.  Lovelace gave Catawba its first lead at 33-32 on a three-pointer at the 5:44 mark.

Belmont Abbey held a slim lead for much of the second half then pulled ahead by nine with just under six minutes to play after Tyshawn Good converted three free throws.  Moore hit four free throws in a span of 30 seconds and Lovelace canned a three-pointer to cut the margin to 77-73 with 3:51 remaining.

Down 79-73 with three minutes left, Little hit a pair of free throws which was followed by a dunk by Huntley to cut the deficit to 79-77.  After a missed free throw and turnovers by each team, Lovelace hit his final three-pointer to give the Indians their short lived lead.

Good added 19 points for Belmont Abbey and Phillips pulled down seven rebounds.  Council and Terrone Sheffey each reached double figures for the Crusaders, scoring 13 and 10 points, respectively.  Catawba held a 34-26 edge on the boards, but had five more turnovers.  Each team shot well, Belmont Abbey at 56% and Catawba at 54%. 

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«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 6-3

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 0-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 27-12

Baseball vs. COKER 26-1

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 5-16

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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