Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball Beaten Badly on the Boards in Loss at Mars Hill

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MARS HILL, NC -- Mars Hill won the battle on the boards, leading to a 64-54 win over visiting Catawba in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Stanford Arena.  The Lions improve to 3-12 overall and 1-9 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 4-10 and 4-6.

The Lions held a 56-42 edge in rebounding, including a 22-11 edge on the offensive glass.  Isaiah Cuthbertson did the most damage as he pulled down 24 rebounds (11 offensive) and scored 26 points.  Devonte Williams was the only other Mars Hill player to reach double figures with 14 points.  He dished out seven assists.

Vismantas Marijosius (Kedainiai, LITHUANIA/North Hills) scored 13 points to pace Catawba.  Tyrece Little (Greenville, NC/Rose HS) followed with 12 points.  Each grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.

After surrendering the opening basket to Catawba, Mars Hill held the lead the rest of the half.  The Lions led by as many as six in the half on a couple of occasions and went to the break holding a 30-26 edge.  Both teams shot under 33% for the half with the Lions' 10 offensive boards leading to 10 second-chance points.

Catawba retook the lead early in the second half and held its largest lead at 42-39 following a dunk by Little with 10:46 remaining.  Nick Houston (China Grove, NC/Carson HS) put the Indians up 47-44, but the Lions reeled off the next 11 points to go up 55-47 with 4:11 left.

Marijosius hit a three-pointer and added a layup to cut the Catawba deficit to 55-52, but again the Lions surged.  Mars Hill scored six straight to go up by nine and the Indians could not rally back.

Mars Hill used its big night on the boards to outscore Catawba 16-4 on second-chance points.  Neither team found its shooting touch with the Lions finishing at 33.8% and Catawba at 32.3%.  Mars Hill was a mere 1-of-17 from behind the arc.

Catawba returns to Goodman Gym on Wednesday as the Indians host Wingate at 8 p.m.

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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

Calendar

«September 2018»
1
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

23
September 3

Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0

45
September 5

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2

67
September 7

Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3

Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0

8
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

9
September 9

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1

10
September 10

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC) 

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC) 

11
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

12
September 12

Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1

Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3

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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.

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September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd. 

Volleyball @ Queens 3-2

19
September 19

Soccer (W) @ Queens 1-0

Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-8

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September 21

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 7-0

Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 7-0

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

22
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.

23
September 23

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 2 (Old South GC)

24
September 24

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

25
September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.

26
September 26

Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.

27
September 27

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

28
September 28

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.

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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.

30
September 30

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

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

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