Basketball (M)

Edwards Ties School Mark With Nine 3-Pointers, But Men's Basketball Comes Up Short


ANDERSON, SC -- Catawba dropped another tight contest in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action, falling to host Anderson 89-86 in overtime on Saturday afternoon at the Abney Center.  The Trojans up their mark to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 3-4 and 0-2.

The loss dampened an outstanding performance by Catawba freshman guard Elon Edwards (Greenville, NC/Rose HS), who scored 33 points and tied a school record by canning nine three-pointers.  Tyrece Little (Greenville, NC/Rose HS) posted a double-double with 19 points and 15 rebounds.

Catawba jumped out to an 84-79 lead after the first two minutes of overtime, but Anderson scored 10 straight points to rally.  Lee Martin (Mt. Airy, NC/N. Surry HS/Hargrave) had a basket and a three-pointer to help the Indians to the lead.  The Trojans took the lead at the foul line.  After a Denzail Jones layup, CJ Gleaton and Bo Holston each made two free throws to give Anderson the lead at 85-84 with 1:24 remaining. 

Jones had another basket and two free throws for an 89-84 edge with nine seconds left.  Edwards hit a layup with three seconds remaining and Anderson committed a turnover to give Catawba one last chance.  Nick Houston's (China Grove, NC/Carson HS) three-pointer to tie was off the mark.

Jones shook off a tough shooting night (7-of-17) to score 21 points.  He also had six assists.  Chandler Nash led the Trojans with 24 points, while Gleaton and Holston each added a dozen.

The largest margin in a tightly contested second half was four points which Anderson held at 50-46.  The game was tied eight times in the final half.  Martin gave Catawba a 77-74 lead on three free throws with 1:26 remaining.  Nash brought the Trojans within one and a free throw by Edwards was wiped off by a lane violation with 42 seconds left. 

Jones hit one of two free throws to tie the score with 33 seconds to go.  Catawba held for the final shot, but committed a turnover with six seconds remaining.  Martin blocked a last-second attempt by Anderson and the teams went to overtime.

Anderson used a 16-2 run  to go on top 29-16 at the 11 minute mark of the first half.  Edwards helped rally the Indians, canning three from behind the arc to cut the deficit to 29-28.  Edwards capped a 17-0 run on his sixth three-pointer of the half for a 33-29 Catawba lead.  He made his first seven from long range and finished the game by hitting 9-of-10 from three-point range.  The Indians led 43-38 at the break.

Catawba shot 55% for the game and went a sizzling 14-of-21 (67%) from behind the arc.  Catawba also held a 36-23 edge on the boards.  The Indians did have 23 turnovers to just 12 for Anderson and went just 10-of-17 (59%) at the line.  Martin tossed in 15 points with eight rebounds, while Reggie Perkins (Greensboro, NC/Phillips Exeter) had eight points and eight assists.

Catawba will be idle until December 15th when the Indians travel to Belmont Abbey for a 4 p.m. contest.

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«September 2018»
September 1

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st

Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3

Football @ West Georgia 3-34

Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0

Soccer (M) @ Erskine 0-1

September 3

Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0

September 5

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2

September 7

Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3

Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0

September 8

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3

Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7

Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0

September 9

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1

September 10

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC) 

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC) 

September 11

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen CC) 2nd of 9

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 2 (Camden CC) 13th of 14

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3

September 12

Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1

Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3

September 15

Cross Country @ Winthrop Invitational, ccd. 9 a.m.

Swimming @ SAA Open Water, ccd. 4 p.m.

Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd. 

Volleyball @ Queens 3-2

September 19

Soccer (W) @ Queens 1-0

Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-8

September 21

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 7-0

Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 7-0

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

September 22

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 1 (Old South GC) 

Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Football @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3:30 p.m.

September 23

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 2 (Old South GC)

September 24

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.

September 26

Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.

September 27

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

September 28

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.

September 29

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)

Cross Country @ USC Upstate Invitational 9 a.m.

Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1:30 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.

September 30

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)

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