Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball Evens League Mark Behind Morrison's Double-Double


SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba evened its South Atlantic Conference record with a 78-73 victory over visiting Carson-Newman in men's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym.  Freshman Jerrin Morrison (Charlotte, N.C./E. Mecklenburg HS) posted a double-double for the Catawba Indians with 21 points and 11 rebounds to pace four double-figure scorers.  Catawba improves to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in the SAC, while the Eagles fall to 2-6 and 1-3.

Catawba also got 13 points from KJ Arrington (Newport News, Va./Denbigh HS/Henry CC), a dozen from Jameel Taylor (Anderson, S.C./Hanna HS) and 11 from Ben Sealey (Hampton, Va./Menchville HS/Virginia Intermont) in the win.  The Indians used a big edge from long range, making nine three-pointers to just one for Carson-Newman.

Carson-Newman jumped out to a quick 10-3 lead behind two baskets each from Charles Clark (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) and Carson Brooks (Knoxville, Tenn.).  Three-pointers by Arrington and Taylor sparked Catawba early and the Indians pulled even at 12-all on a jumper by Morrison at the 14 minute mark of the half.  The Indians would not trail after Morrison’s layup with 10:54 to go in the opening half which put Catawba up 19-17.

The Eagles rallied from a 38-33 halftime deficit to pull even twice in the final half.  The last tie came at the 15:24 mark at 43-all following two free throws from Jay Lane (Manassas, Va.).  Catawba responded with a quick seven-point run on a layup by Rakeen Brown (Hampton, Va./Bethel HS/Delaware St.), two free throws by Morrison and a three-pointer by Sealey.

Carson-Newman twice got within a point before Catawba pushed its advance to near double digits.  Morrison’s three-pointer with 6:48 to go made it 64-55.  The Eagles could never get closer than four the rest of the way.

Brooks led Carson-Newman with 16 points and Sawyer Williams (Owenton, Ky.) came off the bench to tally 14.  Josh Rogers (Bristol, England) collected a double-double with 10 points and 10 boards.  Clark rounded out the double-figure scorers with 11 points.  

Carson-Newman shot 52% in the loss and held a slight 38-37 edge on the boards.  Catawba canned 42% and did make the most of 15 offense boards which it converted into 18 points. 

Morrison went 5-of-11 from the field and connected on 10-of-15 from the stripe.  He is averaging 26.7 points over his last three outings which started with a 39-point effort vs. Newberry, the most by a Catawba freshman since 1966.

Catawba will be idle for a week due to exams and returns to action at Tusculum on Monday, December 15 at 8 p.m.

Box Score

Today's Events

Soccer (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne, 5:00
Soccer (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne, 7:30


«October 2018»
October 2

Volleyball @ Wingate 0-3

October 3

Soccer (W) vs. WINGATE 2-1

Soccer (M) vs. WINGATE 1-5

October 5

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 92-170

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

October 6

Volleyball @ Newberry 3-2

Football vs. ALBANY STATE 21-35

Soccer (M) vs. SHAW 3-0

Soccer (W) vs. SHAW 6-1

October 7

Tennis (M) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 3-4

Tennis (W) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 7-0

October 8


October 9

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of SALISBURY) 10th of 18

Tennis (W) vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST, ppd. 5 p.m.

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

October 10

Soccer (W) @ Mars Hill 1-0

October 12

Cross Country Royals Challenge M-15th;W-19th

Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

October 13

Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 2) 1st of 5

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3

Football @ Wingate 25-35

October 14

Soccer (M) vs. COKER 1-2

Soccer (W) vs. COKER 5-0

October 15

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

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

October 16

Golf (W) @ Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 9th of 14

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Inv. - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 9th of 14

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 2-3

October 17

Soccer (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 7:30 p.m.

October 19

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

October 20

Football vs. TUSCULUM 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Mars HIll 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. ANDERSON 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. ANDERSON 7:30 p.m.

October 21

Golf (M) @ Matt Dyas Inv. - Day 1 (Oak Mountain GC)

October 22

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)

Golf (M) @ Matt Dyas Inv. - Day 2 (Oak Mountain GC)

October 23

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)

October 24

Soccer (W) vs. CHOWAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7:30 p.m.

October 25

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 2 p.m.

October 26

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 7 p.m.

October 27

Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) noon

Football vs. LIMESTONE 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Tusculum 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Carson-Newman 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Carson-Newman 7:30 p.m.

October 30

Basketball (M) @ Wichita St. (Exhib.)

Soccer (M) SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Soccer (W) SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Volleyball vs. COKER 6:30 p.m.


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