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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April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

April 6

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

April 12

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 2-8

April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 0-5

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2

Baseball @ Wingate 9-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 13-11

Baseball @ Wingate 7-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 14-10

April 24

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

April 27

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

Softball vs. Coker (SAC Tournament) 3 p.m.

April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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