Basketball (M)

Big Second Half From Marijosius Pushes Men's Basketball to Third Straight Win

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SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba continued a stretch of tight games, picking up a 60-57 win over visiting Anderson in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym.  The Catawba Indians improve to 12-12 overall and 9-9 in the SAC.  The Trojans fall to 11-13 and 7-11.

Winners of three straight, Catawba has reached the .500 mark for the first time since it faced Anderson the first time this year on Jan.3.  The Indians are 4-2 over the last six games which have all been decided by four points or less with five going down to a last-second shot.

Saturday, Catawba survived after holding Anderson scoreless over the final five minutes in rallying from a 57-54 deficit.  The Indians withstood two missed free throws holding a 58-57 lead with 14 seconds remaining and a desperation shot by the Trojans at the buzzer in an attempt to force overtime. 

After the Anderson misses from the stripe, Vismantas Marijosius (Kedainiai, Lithuania/North Hills (NC) HS) hit a pair for Catawba to stretch the lead to 60-57 with 12 seconds to play.  Catawba's defense made the Trojans take a contested three-pointer from the corner as time expired.

Catawba got all its points in the final five minutes at the line.  Jerrin Morrison (Charlotte, N.C./E. Mecklenburg HS) made two with 2:46 left to cut the margin to 57-56 and Marijosius put Catawba back on top with two free throws at the 2:18 mark.  Anderson missed four shots, three free throws and had a pair of turnovers in the final four minutes.

Marijosius scored all 15 points of his game-high points in the second half, making all four of his field goal tries and canning 6-of-7 at the line.  Morrison also scored 15 points, while Jameel Taylor (Anderson, S.C./Hanna HS) tallied 14 points and handed out five assists.

Anderson was led by Tre' Fields, who scored a dozen points and grabbed six rebounds.  Chris Ross collected 11 points and Myson Jones tallied 10.  Both teams shot under 40% with Catawba making just 27% in the second half.  The Trojans canned just 31% in the first half and trailed 32-23 at the break.  Catawba also committed 10 of its 12 turnovers after the half.

The Indians stretched its nine-point halftime lead to 41-27 just over three minutes into the second half when Marijosius canned a three-pointer.  Anderson rallied back, scoring 13 straight points to close within 41-40.  The Trojans cashed in four turnovers into eight quick points in the run.

The Indians spurted back ahead and led 47-40 after a three-pointer from Ben Sealey (Hampton, Va./Menchville HS/Virginia Intermont) with 11:48 remaining.  Anderson made its final push on a 7-1 run to go up 57-54 with 5:07 left, but would not score again.

Catawba faces two road tests next week.  The first is on Wednesday at Lenoir-Rhyne at 8 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

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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

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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

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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

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April 9

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

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April 10

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

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

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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

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April 12

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

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April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

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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

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April 15

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

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

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April 16

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

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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

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April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

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April 20

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

Baseball @ Wingate 2-8

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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

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April 24

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 4 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 18-10

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 5 p.m.

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April 27

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

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

Lacrosse (W) vs. Queens (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 7 p.m.

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April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

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April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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