Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball Falls in Overtime to L-R


SALISBURY, NC – Lenoir-Rhyne’s Denzel Dillingham (Hickory, NC)  scored 24 of his game-high 26 points after the break to lead the Bears to an 86-74 overtime win over host Catawba in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action on Wednesday night at Goodman Gym.  The Bears improve to 15-6 overall and 8-5 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 7-14 and 4-9.

Lenoir-Rhyne led from the 8:06 mark of the first half until late in regulation when the Indians reclaimed the advantage on a five-point possession.  Elon Edwards (Greenville, NC/Rose HS) made three of five free throws, while Tyrece Little (Greenville, NC/Rose HS) had two offensive rebounds and a stick back to put Catawba up 60-59 with 1:18 remaining.

The Bears scored the next six points, but Catawba got a three-pointer from Lee Martin (Mt. Airy, NC/N. Surry HS/Hargrave) to make it 65-63 and another from Vismantas Marijosius (Kedainiai, LITHUANIA/North Hills Christian) with 10 seconds left to send the game to extra time.

Dillingham took over in overtime.  He had four quick points only to see the Bears fall behind after consecutive three-pointers from Nick Houston (China Grove, NC/Carson HS) and Martin that gave Catawba a 72-70 advantage.  Dillingham tied the game with two free throws and B.J. Beasley (Charlotte, NC) added a pair at the line to give Lenoir-Rhyne the lead for good with 2:52 remaining.

Dillingham scored 12 of the first 14 points for the Bears in overtime and finished the five-minute session with 14 points.  Beasley was the other start for Lenoir-Rhyne, posting a double-double of 25 points and 12 rebounds.  The Bears shot 53% (28-of-53) for the game.

Catawba five players in double figures.  Little led the way with 15 points and seven rebounds before fouling out late in regulation.  Reggie Perkins (Greensboro, NC/Phillips Exeter HS) added 14 points and Marijosius 13 points before he fouled out in overtime.  Martin and Houston each collected 11 points.

The Indians travel to Tusculum on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m.

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«January 2018»
January 3

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85

January 5

Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117

Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95

January 6

Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142

Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101

January 10

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71

January 12

Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90

Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89

January 13

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL  80-56

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68

January 18

Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 8 p.m.

January 20

Swimming @ Lenoir-Rhyne

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1)

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 4 p.m.

January 21

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2)

January 24

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

January 26

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)

January 27

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.

January 31

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

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