Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball Uses Big First Half to Top Coker 70-63

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SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba led by as many as 25 points in posting a 70-63 win over visiting Coker in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action on Tuesday night at Goodman Gym.  The Catawba Indians notch their first win in their home opener in improving to 1-3 overall and 1-1 in the SAC.  The Cobras fall to 3-1 and 0-1.

The Indians blitzed Coker in the first half.  Catawba canned 54% of its shots in grabbing a 41-22 lead at the break.  Leading 16-8, the Indians scored 13 straight points to balloon the lead to 29-8.  While Catawba was making shots the Cobras couldn’t connect, hitting just four of its first 24 shots, including one stretch of 13 straight missed shots.

Coker cut the margin to 14 early in the second half, but Catawba went on a 13-2 run to take its biggest lead of the game at 56-31 with 13:33 remaining.  The Indians still led by 20 with 10 minutes left and by 15 with five minutes to go before Coker made a run.

Donte Samuels scored nine consecutive points that included a three-pointer to pull the Cobras within 68-62 with 2:12 to play.  Catawba didn’t let Coker get any closer as Malik Constantine (Charlotte, N.C./Olympic) followed a Cobra turnover with a layup to put the Indians up 70-62 with 1:17 left.  Coker managed just one free throw over the final minute.

Samuels led all scorers with 31 points for Coker.  He hit on 9-of-17 shots and went 11-of-12 at the line.  Jake Barrett tallied nine points and Trey Marshall eight.

Jameel Taylor (Anderson, S.C./Hanna) scored 13 points for Catawba, while Jerrin Morrison (Charlotte, N.C./E. Mecklenburg) added 11 and Jeremy McLaughlin (Greenville, S.C./Mauldin) 10 for the Indians.  Taylor added five rebounds and five assists. 

Catawba shot 49% for the game.  Coker improved to 50% shooting in the second half and finished at 35% for the game.  Catawba won the battle on the boards 43-31 to help offset 15 turnovers to just eight for Coker.

The Indians return to action next Wednesday as Catawba hosts Chowan at 6 pm in non-conference action.

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Calendar

«February 2019»
1
February 1

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 1)

Baseball vs, Lynn 6-5

2
February 2

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 2)

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-10

Softball @ Augusta 2-1

Softball @ Augusta 5-2

3
February 3

Esports League of Legends Show Match 2-1

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 8-2

4
February 4

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 3-1

56
February 6

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 1)

Softball vs. LIMESTONE 5-6

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 9-7

Softball vs. LIMESTONE 0-2

Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 41-56

Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 84-75

7
February 7

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 2)

8
February 8

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 3)

Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 1)

Baseball vs. WEST VIRGINIA ST. 10-3

Baseball vs. WEST VIRGINIA ST. 10-3

9
February 9

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-5th

Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 2)

Tennis (W) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7-0

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 13-17

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 7-4

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 82-61

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 9-0

Basketball (M) @ Mars HIll 89-66

10
February 10

Softball vs. VIRGINIA ST. 12-4

Baseball vs. MARS HILL 15-0

Softball vs. VIRGINIA ST. 10-2

Baseball vs. MARS HILL 11-1

11
February 11

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Collegiate - Day 1 (St. Johns GC)

12
February 12

Track/Field @ Queens Multi Meet (Day 1) 

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Collegiate - Day 2 (St. Johns GC) 19th of 19

13
February 13

Track/Field @ Queens Multi Meet (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Coker 62-43

Basketball (M) @ Coker 94-69

1415
February 15

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Softball @ Barton 7-2

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

Softball @ Barton 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 6 p.m.

16
February 16

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 4 p.m.

1718
February 18

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC)

Tennis (W) @ Shaw 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Shaw 2 p.m.

19
February 19

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC)

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1 p.m.

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 3 p.m.

20
February 20

Basketball (W) @ Queens 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 7 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Queens 8 p.m.

21
February 21

Tennis (W) vs. LEES-McRAE 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 2 p.m.

22
February 22

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 2 p.m.

Baseball vs. WINGATE 6 p.m.

23
February 23

Track/Field @ SAC Championships (Day 1)

Softball @ USC Aiken 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 2 p.m.

Softball @ USC Aiken 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. WINGATE 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Florida Tech 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. WINGATE 6 p.m.

24
February 24

Track/Field @ SAC Championships (Day 2)

Softball vs. EMMANUEL 1 p.m.

Softball vs. EMMANUEL 3 p.m.

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February 26

Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.

27
February 27

Tennis (M) vs. JC SMITH 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 8 p.m.

28
February 28

Lacrosse (W) @ Limestone 4 p.m.

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