Basketball (M)

Carter's 28 points not enough as Men's Basketball fall to #9 Shaw 85-79

SALISBURY, NC Ė Shaw University, ranked ninth by the Division II Bulletin, defeated host Catawba 85-79 in menís basketball action on Monday night at Goodman Gym. Senior Kenyon Booker (Clarksdale, MS) led the Bears with 20 points and 17 rebounds as Shaw improves to 4-0. Catawba falls to 2-2. Catawba had an early 5-2 lead after a three-pointer by freshman Helgi Magnusson (Reylgarvik, ICELAND), but the Bears took the lead at 7-5 on a three-pointer by Leroy Mosley (Compton, CA) and never trailed again. The last tie of the game came at 10-10, before a 10-3 spurt by Shaw put the visitors ahead 20-13 with 10:09 left in the opening half. Catawba trailed by as many as 11 in the opening half, but stayed within 10 after that. The Tribe was within two early in the second half, by trailed by nine with 13:11 left after a jumper by Booker gave Shaw a 52-43 lead. The Bears led 75-65 after a pair of free throws by Cedric Lusk (Long Beach, CA) with 1:38 remaining, but went cold at the line from that point to let Catawba back in the game. The Bears missed six of eight free throws and a three-pointer by Magnusson cut the deficit to 77-73 with 28 seconds left. Shaw regrouped and hit on eight of 12 from there to hold off Catawba, who got within 80-77 with 13 seconds left before an intentional foul gave Shaw an 82-77 lead with 11 seconds left. All five Shaw starters hit double figures, led by Booker and Lusk, who had 19 points and six assists. Anthony Greenup (New Orleans, LA) also posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 boards. Brian Carter (Alexandria, VA) led Catawba with 28 points and 14 rebouds, while Marcus Reddick (Salisbury, NC) added 11 points off the bench. Magnusson and Kevin Petty (Sanford, NC) added 10 each for the Indians. #####

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