Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball Comes Up Basket Short at Carson-Newman


JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. -- Carson-Newman got 26 points from Charles Clark and held off a Catawba rally to claim a 77-75 win in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Holt Fieldhouse.  The Eagles improve to 9-10 overall and 7-6 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 8-10 and 6-7.

Clark canned 9-of-14 shots and went 6-of-7 at the line in posting his game-high total.  Carson Brooks added 15 points and Josh Rogers posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.  Rogers also blocked two shots and had two steals.

KJ Arrington (Newport News, Va./Denbigh HS/Henry CC) topped the Catawba scoring list with 21 points, canning 5-of-9 shots from long range.  Reggie Perkins (Greensboro, N.C./Phillips Exeter), who got added minutes due do injuries to a pair of Catawba guards, tossed in 14 points.  Jerrin Morrison (Charlotte, N.C./E. Mecklenburg HS) and Vismantas Marijosius (Kedainiai, Lithuania/North Hills) each scored 13 points with Marijosius grabbing nine boards.

With Carson-Newman hitting on 70% of its shots late into the second half, Catawba found itself in 14-point hole inside the final seven minutes.  Aided by a pair of missed Eagle shots and four turnovers, the Indians put together a 13-2 run to cut the margin to 71-68 at the 2:22 mark on a dunk by Arrington.

The Eagles hit a pair of free throws to go up by five, but Arrington canned a three-pointer to close the gap to 73-71 with 1:11 left.  The Indians rebounded a C-N miss and Morrison was fouled on a three-point attempt with 50 ticks on the clock.  Morrison however, was only able to cash in on one of his attempts at the line.

Up one, Carson-Newman was able to get a second-chance basket by Sawyer Williams with 25 seconds remaining to grab a 75-72 lead.  That basket stopped a five-minute span for the Eagles without a field goal.  Following a Catawba miss, Rogers canned two free throws before Morrison's three-pointer made it 77-75 with seven seconds left.  The Eagles were able to run out the final seconds to take the win.

Catawba started strong and went on top 23-14 on a three-pointer by Perkins midway through the first half.  A 19-4 run by the Eagles put the hosts up by six and Carson-Newman took a 37-35 lead to the break.  The Eagles shot 61% in the opening half.

Carson-Newman cooled off over the final minutes, but still shot 57% for the game.  Catawba connected on just 37% and were only 9-of-15 (60%) at the line compared to 16-of-20 (80%) for C-N.  The Eagles had the edge inside, outscoring Catawba 42-26 in the paint, but the Indians got 28 second-chance points off 22 offensive rebounds.

Catawba hosts Chowan on Monday in a non-conference tilt at Goodman Gym at 7 p.m.

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