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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«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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