Basketball (M)

Marijosius, Arrington And Taylor Spark Men's Basketball to Fifth Straight Win


BREVARD, N.C. -- Catawba got a career-high 21 points from Vismantas Marijosius (Kedainiai, Lithuania/North Hills (NC) HS) and notched their fifth straight win with a 99-79 victory over host Brevard in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Boshamer Gym.  The Catawba Indians improve to 14-12 overall and 11-9 in the SAC.  The Tornados fall to 10-15 and 8-11.

KJ Arrington (Newport News, Va./Denbigh HS/Henry CC) led three Catawba players with 20+ points.  He made 7-of-12 shots with six three-pointers in scoring 26 points.  Marijosius canned 7-of-10 shots, including 3-of-4 from behind the arc, and posted eight rebounds.  Jameel Taylor (Anderson, S.C./Hanna HS) equaled his career-high as he also collected 21 points.  He hit on 7-of-11 shots with four three-pointes. 

Darius Moose led Brevard with 20 points.  Trevon Shaw followed with 18 points and pulled down seven rebounds.  Miles Leathers also reached double figures with 16 points.

The game was back-and-forth over the first 10 minutes, but three-pointer from Taylor and Arrington put Catawba up to stay.  Taylor added a steal and dunk and went Arrington hit a free throw, Catawba had scored nine straight points and led 27-20 at the 8:55 mark of the half.  Catawba built a 10-point lead, saw the Tornados get within two, then finished the half on a 7-1 run to lead 46-38 at the break.

The Indians stormed out of the gates to start the second half.  Marijosius hit two three's with Taylor and Arrington adding two more to send Catawba to a 60-40 lead five minutes into the half.  The lead grew to 22 with nine minutes to play before Brevard closed in.

Down 19, the Tornados used a 12-3 run to cut the deficit to 84-74 with 4:21 left.  Taylor connected on a three-pointer to end the rally and the Indians pulled away over the final minutes.  It marked the first Catawba game decided by more than four points in nearly a month, covering the last eight games.

Catawba made a season high 14 three-pointers in the win, hitting on half of its 28 attempts from long range.  Catawba shot well overall, making 53% from the field and went 23-of-29 (79%) at the line.  The Indians also held a 38-25 edge on the boards.

Brevard made 49% for the game and went 10-of-21 behind the arc.  The Tornados were just 9-of-17 at the stripe.

Catawba finishes the regular season with two home games next week.  The Indians host Queens on Wednesday at 8 pm before tangling with nationally-ranked Lincoln Memorial on Saturday afternoon.

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«April 2018»
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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