Basketball (M)

Morrison Scores 25 in Men's Basketball's Loss at JC Smith


CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Catawba men's basketball team dropped its final game before Christmas, falling 102-89 to host Johnson C. Smith at Brayboy Gym on Saturday afternoon.  Freshman Jerrin Morrison (Charlotte, N.C./E. Mecklenburg HS) scored a game-high 25 points to pace the Catawba Indians, who fall to 5-4.  The Golden Bulls placed six players in double figures in moving to 6-5 on the year.

Catawba led for most of the opening half before a late JC Smith run gave control to the Golden Bulls.  The Indians were up 37-31 with five minutes left in the first half before Smith used a 16-3 run over the final 4:38 to lead 47-40 at the break.

Markell Lotharp, who came off the bench to lead the Golden Bulls with 21 points, scored eight points in the crucial surge.  Joshua Linson added two of his three pointers on the night and finished with 13 points.  JCSU shot 56% in the half, while Catawba made just over 40%.  The Indians also had four of its 10 first-half turnovers in those final minutes.

The Indians fell behind by 10 early in the second half, but four straight points from Rakeen Brown (Hampton, Va./Bethel HS/Delaware St.)  and a three-pointer by Morrison cut the deficit to 55-52 with 15:10 remaining.  The Golden Bulls answered that run with seven straight points of their own and stayed ahead by six the rest of the way.

Morrison canned 10-of-20 shots for Catawba which included three makes from behind the arc.  He also grabbed six boards.  Brown collected 18 points with three assists and five rebounds for the Indians.  KJ Arrington (Newport News, Va./Denbigh HS/Henry CC) added 12 points and five boards, while Troy Warren (Mooresville, N.C./Lake Norman HS) totaled 10 points and posted six rebounds.

For Smith, Lotharp scored his team-high 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting.  Raston Brown posted 14 points and Diondre Pratt joined Linson with 13 points.  Stedmon Lemon and Emilo Parks scored 10 each.  Robert Davis III handed out 14 assists and Alandre Davis blocked six shots.

The Golden Bulls didn't cool off after the break, shooting nearly 60% in the final half.  JCSU finished the game at 57% and canned five-of-12 (42%) from long range.  Catawba hit 45% for the contest, but struggled from three-point range, making only 8-of-25 (32%).  Catawba did hold a +10 margin on the boards, but had six more turnovers.

Catawba returns to action on New Year's Eve, traveling to Erskine for a 4 pm tip on December 31st in Due West, S.C.

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«April 2018»
April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

April 6

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

April 12

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 2-8

April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 1 p.m.

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Wingate 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 4 p.m.

Baseball @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 7 p.m.

April 24

Lacrosse (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

April 26

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 27

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Softball @ SAC Tournament

April 28

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Softball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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