Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball Can't Overcome Early Hole

WINGATE, NC -- Wingate scored the first 10 points and cruised to a 78-68 win over visiting Catawba in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action on Wednesday night at Cuddy Arena.  The Bulldogs improve to 12-5 overall and 8-1 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 5-12 and 2-7.

Deion Turman scored 19 points to lead the Bulldogs, who shot 58% in the opening half to build a 43-22 edge at the break.  Jeff Parker had 14 points off the bench, while Ryan Daye added 13 points and Odell Turner a dozen.  The Bulldogs also enjoyed a 39-30 edge on the boards with Turner grabbing eight, while also dishing out six assists.

Catawba was led by Tyrece Little (Greenville, NC/Rose HS), who posted a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds.  Lee Martin (Mt. Airy, NC/N. Surry HS/Hargrave) tossed in 12 points with Vismantas Marijosius (Kedainiai, LITHUANIA/North Hills) scored 10 points.  Little also blocked five shots.

The Indians shot just 30% in the first half, but clawed back within 13 at 50-37 with 14 minutes to play.  Wingate responded with an 8-0 run to regain its 20-poin edge and went on to grab a 78-50 edge with 5:38 left.  The Bulldogs would not score again from there, but Wingate had built enough cushion to take the win.

Catawba shot 67% (18-of-27) in the second half, but its cold first half put the Tribe in too big of a hole to recover.  Wingate canned 7-of-12 (58%) from behind the arc.

The Indians return home on Saturday to host #10 Lincoln Memorial at 4 p.m.

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November 1

Volleyball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 1-3

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November 3

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 1)

Volleyball @ Queens 3-1

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November 4

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 2) W-3rd;M-3rd

Cross Country @ NCAA II Southeast Regional W-12th;M-16th

Football vs. NEWBERRY 17-13

Volleyball @ Wingate 0-3

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November 7

Volleyball vs. COKER 3-0

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November 10

Basketball (M) vs. Francis Marion 70-72

Basketball (W) vs. Mount Olive 94-81

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November 11

Volleyball @ Newberry 3-0

Football vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 24-20

Basketball (W) vs. Barton 49-58

Basketball (M) @ UNC Pembroke 67-91

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November 15

Basketball (W) @ Fayetteville St. 46-69

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November 17

Basketball (M) @ Albany State 77-69

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November 18

Basketball (W) @ Bowie St. 58-66

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November 20

Basketball (W) vs. CHOWAN 75-72

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November 21

Basketball (M) @ Winston-Salem St. 7 p.m.

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November 24

Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) 4 p.m.

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November 29

Basketball (W) @ Queens 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Queens 8 p.m.

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