Basketball (M)

Edwards' Career-High 35 Points Too Much For Pioneers

GREENEVILLE, TN -- Sophomore Elon Edwards (Greenville, NC/Rose HS) scored a career-high 35 points to help Catawba to a 106-87 win over host Tusculum in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Arena.  The Catawba Indians snap a four-game losing streak, improving to 6-14 overall and 6-10 in the SAC.  The Pioneers fall to 3-19 and 2-14. 

Edwards hit on 14-of-18 shots, including 6-of-7 from behind the arc, to score his career-high total.  He also dished out seven assists and had a pair of steals.  Tyrece Little (Greenville, NC/Rose HS) followed Edwards with 23 points while grabbing seven rebounds and blocking a pair of shots.

An early 9-0 run ignited Catawba.  Little had a layup and dunk and when Reggie Perkins (Greensboro, NC/Phillips Exeter) sank a three-pointer it was 11-2 four minutes into the contest.  Andrew Ingram (Bowie, MD/Archbishop Carroll HS) scored seven straight Catawba points to increase the edge to 23-8 at the 14:02 mark.  Ingrams's three-pointer gave the Tribe its largest lead of the half at 54-32 with 2:12 left before the break.

The Indians led by 18 with 12 minutes remaining before Tusculum made a rally back into the game.  The Pioneers went on a 16-5 run to cut the margin to 79-72 with 7:37 left. 

A three-pointer from Perkins helped quell the rally, while a layup by Edwards and free throws from Little kept the Indians up by 10.  When Edwards sank a three and converted a four-point play the lead was back to 17 at 93-76 with 2:59 remaining.  Edwards added two more three-pointers before the final horn as Catawba would go up by as many as 25 before the end.

Perkins and Ingram also reached double figures for Catawba.  Perkins had 15 points and five assists with Ingram adding a dozen off the bench.  The Indians shot 58% and 69% (11-of-16) from long range.  Catawba controlled the boards with a 42-29 edge.

Tusculum was led by Jalen Walker's 22 points.  Addison Flynn tallied 18 points with four assists.  BJ Fisher and Neal Spinks rounded out the double-digit scorers for TC with 12 and 10 points, respectively.  The Pioneers shot 44% for the game, but went just 5-of-20 (25%) from behind the arc.

Catawba will entertain Coker at Goodman Gym on Wednesday night with tip time around 8 p.m.

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«October 2017»
October 1

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

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

October 2

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

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

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

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 (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

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) 11th of 13

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

October 20

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

Swimming Men @ Wingate 65-177

Swimming Women at Wingate 56-187

Football @ Tusculum 40-13

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 1-2

October 24

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Soccer (W) 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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