Basketball (M)

Taylor's Double-Double Not Enough as Men's Basketball Falls to LR

HICKORY, N.C. -- Host Lenoir-Rhyne built a 16-point lead early in the second half and held off a late charge by Catawba to post a 92-83 win in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action on Saturday night at Shuford Gym.  The Bears up their record to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 0-3 and 0-1.

Senior Old Dominion transfer Keenan Palmore posted a triple-double with 29 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists for Lenoir-Rhyne, who could not put Catawba away until the final minutes.  Will Perry followed with 18 points, while Reed Lucas added 16 points and canned five three-pointers.  Rob Noyes tallied 14 points with nine boards.

Jameel Taylor (Anderson, S.C./Hanna) had a double-double for Catawba with 19 points and 11 rebounds.  Jerrin Morrison (Charlotte, N.C./E. Mecklenburg) picked up 14 points and Rakeen Brown (Hampton, Va./Bethel/Delaware St.) 11.  Freshman Malik Constantine (Charlotte, N.C./Olympic) just missed a double-double with nine points and 11 rebounds.

The Bears never trailed, using an early 15-2 run to go up 29-13 just nine minutes into the game.  The Indians pulled within seven in the last four minutes, but trailed 52-40 at the break.

Lenoir-Rhyne had a 60-44 lead early in the second half and a 73-60 lead with just under 11 minutes left when Catawba made a run.  Taylor had a basket and a three-pointer to make it 73-65 then Morrison canned back-to-back triples to cut the deficit to 75-71.  After baskets by Taylor and Morrison the Indians trailed just 77-75 with 5:50 remaining.

The Bears responded as Billy Bales and Lucas canned three-pointers to push the lead up to 83-75.  Catawba was able to get the margin as close as 89-83 in the final minute, but Lenoir-Rhyne canned 5-of-6 at the line in the 42 seconds.

Catawba shot 48.5% (33-of-68) in the loss and held a 46-35 edge on the boards.  The Bears held a +7 edge in turnover margin and a hefty advantage at the line.  LR went 28-of-48 (73.7%) at the stripe, while the Indians were 12-of-17 (70.6%).  The Bears also connected on a dozen three pointers to just five for Catawba.

The Indians are back in action on Tuesday with their opener against Coker in another league contest at 8 pm.

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«October 2017»
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October 1

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

2
October 2

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

3
October 3

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

4
October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

5
October 5

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

6
October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

7
October 7

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

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October 9

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

10
October 10

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

11
October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

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October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

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October 16

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

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October 17

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

18
October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

19
October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

20
October 20

Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.

21
October 21

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.

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October 24

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

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October 25

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

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October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

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October 28

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.

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October 31

Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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