Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball Drops Tight Battle at Erskine

DUE WEST, S.C. -- Catawba returned to men's basketball action on Wednesday afternoon, suffering an 83-78 defeat to host Erskine at Belk Arena.  The Flying Fleet improve to 4-5, while the Catawba Indians fall to 5-5.

Catawba trailed by two at the break after shooting 52% from the field in the opening half.  The Indians could not keep up the hot hand, falling off to 32% in the final half.  Rakeen Brown (Hampton, Va./Bethel HS/Delaware St.) led Catawba with 17 points with KJ Arrington (Newport News, Va./Denbigh HS/Henry CC) adding 12 points and seven rebounds.  Jerrin Morrison (Charlotte, N.C./E. Mecklenburg HS) and Vismantas Marijosius (Kedainiai, Lithuania/North Hills) each scored 11 points.

Erskine broke a 66-all tie on a jumper by Fineto Lungwana and a three-pointer from Aaron Brown to lead by five then held on for the win.  The Flying Fleet had rallied from a 65-62 deficit to retake the lead and secured the game by canning 5-of-8 at the line in the final 32 seconds.

Marijosius cut a six-point deficit in half on a three-pointer with 47 seconds to play.  A free throw each from DeShaun Hall and Maurice Daniels around a three-point miss from the Indians put Erskine up 80-75 with 18 seconds left.  Brown hit three free throws to pull Catawba within two before Hall canned a pair from the stripe with 12 seconds to go for an 82-78 lead.  After another three-point miss by the Indians, Erskine added a final free throw.

The Indians led early in the second half before Erskine used a 13-1 run to claim a 59-51 edge with 9:10 remaining.  Despite its shooting struggles, Catawba rallied from that deficit to regain the lead with just under six minutes left.  A three-pointer from Arrington had the Indians up 63-62 and when Morrison converted after a steal to cap an 11-0 run, Catawba led 65-62 with 5:22 to play.

Erskine shot just at 50% in both halves and made eight three-pointers.  The Indians hit 14-of-27 shots in the opening half, but only 10-of-31 in the final 20 minutes.  Catawba connected on seven three-pointers and held a 41-37 edge on the glass.  Catawba canned 23-of-26 at the line (89%) with Erskine going 23-of-35 (66%).  Each team had 13 turnovers.

Hall led the Flying Fleet with 21 points and also grabbed nine rebounds.  Lungwana tossed in a dozen points with Arvel Arwater adding 11 points on a trio of three-pointers.

Catawba gets back into league action on Saturday, traveling to Anderson for a 4 p.m. match up with the Trojans.

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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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