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Warren Scores 25 In Heartbreaking Loss to Queens

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Troy Warren’s 25 points and 18 rebounds were not enough to overcome a first half deficit as the Catawba College men’s basketball team fall 77-75 to Queens University Wednesday night in South Atlantic Conference at Curry Arena.  Catawba falls to 9-12 on the season and 6-9 in the South Atlantic Conference.  Queens improves to 13-8 and 10-5, respectively.

Catawba struggled in the first half going into falling behind 44-33 at the half.  In the second half Catawba surged back to take the lead at 47-46 with 15:04 left in the game.  The two teams battled back and forth until 9:49 when Queens jumped out to an eight point lead until the final four minutes of the game.

With 3:33 left on the clock Warren scored back-to-back layups to cut the deficit in half.  KJ Arrington added five points of his own to give Catawba a one point lead with 1:53 left on the clock.  Queens once again responded with four points of their own to reclaim a lead that they would not relinquish over the final minutes.

Arrington aided Warren’s dominate game by contributing 11 points, seven rebounds, and four assists.

On the other side of the ball, Queens received double-digit scoring from three different players, led by Rob Lewis who scored 18 points and added 7 assists.  Marquis Rankin added 14 points and Jedarian Jackson posted 11 points and seven rebounds.

Catawba finished the night shooting 29-of-72 (40.3%) from the field and 5-of-17 from three point range.  The Indians added 12 points from the charity stripe shooting 12-of-18. 

Queens shot over 50% the field as they made 27-of-53 and went 5-for-15 from behind the arc.  The Royals held a significant advantage from the free throw line, shooting 18-for-34.

The Indians claimed a 46-33 advantage in on the boards

Catawba will return home to Goodman Gym on Saturday to host Tusculum at 4:00 p.m.

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