February 28, 2015
Men's Basketball Comes Up Just Short Of Upset Of #3 LMU
SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba came up just short of an upset of NCAA II third-ranked Lincoln Memorial, falling 60-57 in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym. The Railsplitters improve to 27-1 overall and 21-1 in the SAC. The Catawba Indians fall to 14-14 and 11-11.
Catawba had a chance to tie in the final seconds, but Jerrin Morrison’s (Charlotte, N.C./E. Mecklenburg HS) three-pointer was off the mark. Catawba got the rebound off the miss, but a shot in the lane at the buzzer also missed.
The Indians trailed by seven with a minute and half to play before rallying. Morrison completed a three-point play with 1:25 to go to make it 56-52. After a layup by Gerel Simmons, KJ Arrington (Newport News, Va./Denbigh HS/Henry CC) hit two free throws to make it 58-54 with 1:05 to go.
Lincoln Memorial missed a shot with 30 seconds to go and Jameel Taylor (Anderson, S.C./Hanna HS) closed the gap to 58-57 as he converted a three-point play with 23 seconds remaining. Simmons upped the margin back to three on a pair of free throws with 13 ticks on the clock to set up the final sequence.
Keenan Peterson led LMU as he posted a double-double with 17 points and 16 rebounds. Curtis McMillion added 11 points. Morrison led Catawba with a dozen points. Arrington added 11 and Troy Warren (Mooresville, N.C./Lake Norman HS) tossed in 10 points.
Both teams shot just under 35% with LMU holding a 51-39 edge on the glass. The Railsplitters outscored Catawba 17-8 in second-chance points.
Catawba will by the sixth-seed for the upcoming SAC Tournament on Wednesday. The Indians will travel to Newberry for an 8 pm tip in hopes of avenging two regular-season loses to the Wolves. LMU is the top seed in the tournament and will host Brevard on Wednesday at 7 pm.
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17
Volleyball @ Coker 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1
Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1
Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8
Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1)
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
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)
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
Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4
Football vs. WINGATE 24-27
Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2
Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
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
Soccer (W) @ Wingate 5 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Wingate 7:30 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.
Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.
Swimming @ Wingate
Cross Country @ SAC Championships
Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.
Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.
Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.
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.
Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)
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