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.


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«October 2017»
October 1

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

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

October 2

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

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

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

October 3

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

October 5

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

October 7

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

October 9

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

October 10

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17

October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

October 16

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC) 

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC) 

October 17

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC)

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC)

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1:30 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 1:30 p.m.

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 7:30 p.m.

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.

October 20

Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.

October 21

Swimming @ Wingate

Cross Country @ SAC Championships

Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.

Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.

October 24

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

October 25

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

October 28

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.

Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.

October 31

Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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Soccer (M) Team Photo