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Arrington Leads Five Double-Figure Scorers in Loss to #2 LMU

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HARROGATE, Tenn. -- Lincoln Memorial overcame a slow start and held off visiting Catawba for an 86-76 win in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Turner Arena.  The Railsplitters, ranked second in NCAA II, improve to 18-0 overall and 12-0 in the SAC.  The Catawba Indians fall to 7-10 and 5-7.

Luquan Choice led LMU with 20 points, hitting on 4-of-7 from long range.  Lorenza Ross added 19 points and nine rebounds, while Gerel Simmons came off the bench to toss in 14.  Dorian Pinson capped the double-digit scorers with 10 points and also grabbed seven rebounds.

KJ Arrington (Newport News, Va./Denbigh HS/Henry CC) scored a game-high 22 points for the Indians and hauled down nine rebounds.  Jerrin Morrison (Charlotte, N.C./E. Mecklenburg HS) followed with 16 points, six rebounds and three blocks.  Three others reached double figures for Catawba as Ben Sealey (Hampton, Va./Menchville HS/Va. Intermont) tossed in a dozen, Vismantas Marijosius (Kedainiai, Lithuania/North Hills) scored 11 and Jameel Taylor (Anderson, S.C./Hanna HS) reached 10 points.

The Railsplitters scored just two points over the first six minutes as Catawba got off to an 8-2 lead.  LMU roared back, going on a 17-2 run to go on top 19-10 at the 8:46 mark.  The Indians stayed close, closing the margin to 26-23 on a pair of free throws by Morrison with just under four minutes before the half.  LMU led 33-27 at the break.

Lincoln Memorial increased its lead midway through the second half, using a 15-4 run to go on top 63-46 with 9:31 left.  The Indians pulled within nine with just over six minutes left, but quickly fell back down by 16 after seven straight by the Railsplitters, capped by a Choice three-pointer.  Catawba cut the margin to seven in the final minute before LMU posted the 10-point win.

Arrington hit on 8-of-14 shots and canned four three-pointers.  It marked the third time over the last four games he has missed a double-double by a single rebound.

The Railsplitters shot 51% for the game and hit on 16-of-25 (64%) in the second half.  LMU converted 22-of-36 at the stripe and held a 42-39 edge on the boards.  Catawba made 40% from the field and went 17-of-21 (81%) at the line.

Catawba plays host to Lenoir-Rhyne at Goodman Gym on Wednesday at 8 p.m.

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Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive, 2:00
Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive, 2:00
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«February 2018»
1
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

2
February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

3
February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

4
February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

56
February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

7
February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

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February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

10
February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

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February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

13
February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

14
February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

15
February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

16
February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

17
February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

18
February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

19
February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

20
February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

21
February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

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February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 27-12

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

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February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

25
February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

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February 28

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

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

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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