Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball Upsets Carson-Newman to Get #7 Tourney Seed


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba upset visiting Carson-Newman 60-58 in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action on Wednesday night at Goodman Gym.  The win gives the Catawba Indians the #7 seed in next week’s league tournament as they improve to 9-16 overall and 6-11 in the SAC.  The Eagles fall to 19-6 and 12-5.

The Indians got outstanding efforts from Tyrece Little (Greenville, NC/Rose HS) and Elon Edwards (Greenville, NC/Rose HS), who combined for 41 of Catawba’s points.  Edwards scored all 20 of his points in the opening half, while Little finished with a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds.

Edwards stroked in his first six three-point attempts as the Indians raced out to a 27-8 lead midway through the opening half.  The Indians kept a 40-32 edge at the break, shooting 52% in the first half.

Carson-Newman rallied quickly in the second half, taking the lead at 41-40 on a jumper by Antoine Davis just over four minutes into the final stanza.  The Indians scored 10 points in the first three minutes of the first half, but did not reach 10 in the second half until Vismantas Marijosius (Kedainiai, LITHUANIA/North Hills Christian) banked in a jumper with 9:12 left.  Ishmail Sanders followed with a three-pointer and the game was tied at 50-all.

Catawba never relinquished the lead after Little answered Davis’ basket with 14:44 to go, but the game was tied five times.  Sanders tied it the last time on a two free throws with 2:22 left at 56-all.  Marijosius hit one free throw to give the Indians a one-point lead with 53 second to play and Lee Martin (Mt. Airy, NC/N. Surry HS/Hargrave) came up with steal with 37 seconds remaining.

Reggie Perkins (Greensboro, NC/Phillips Exeter HS) hit two free throws with 17 seconds left to extend the lead to 60-57 before Carson Brooks rebounded a missed three and followed up with three seconds remaining to reduce the margin to one.  Perkins added another free throw with 1.7 seconds to go, but C_N got a rebound and a timeout with 1.2 second left for one final shot.  A long inbounds pass was knocked away by Little and the Indians had the upset.

Sanders led Catawba with 17 points, while Brooks added 15 points and six boards.  Davis also reached double figures with 14 points.  Nobody other than Little and Edwards reached double figures for Catawba, but Martin did pull down 11 rebounds.

Catawba shot just 25% in the second half after its hot start.  The Indians held the edge on the glass with a 41-30 advantage, including 12-4 on the offensive end. 

Catawba heads to Lincoln Memorial on Saturday for an 8 p.m. contest.


Box Score

Today's Events

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 1 (Old South GC),
Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL, 1:00VideoStats
Football @ Mars Hill, 1:00VideoStats
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL, 2:00Stats
Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL, 3:30VideoStats


«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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Tennis (W) Team Photo