Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball Drops Tight Battle at Erskine

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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.

Box Score

Today's Events

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol),
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial, 7:00

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) @ Battle of Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3

Football @ Mars Hill 33-39

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-2

23
September 23

Golf (W) @ Battle of Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 8th of 17

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.

29
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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