Basketball (M)

Rough Return for Men's Basketball in Loss at Belmont Abbey

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BELMONT, N.C. -- The Catawba men's basketball team returned from its holiday hiatus and fell to host Belmont Abbey 97-84 on Saturday afternoon at the Wheeler Center.  The Crusaders improve to 3-7, while the Catawba Indians fall to 5-6. 

Catawba surrendered a season-high in points and committed 18 turnovers in the loss.  The Indians did hold a 38-31 edge on the boards and limited Belmont Abbey to just four offensive rebounds, but the Crusaders didn't leave many to get as they shot nearly 60% (34-of-57) and went 11-of-27 from long range.  Meanwhile, Catawba connected on just 39% (25-of-64) and was only 4-of-23 (17%) behind the arc.

Jameel Taylor (Anderson, S.C./Hanna) led Catawba with 21 points and was a perfect 9-for-9 at the line.  Rakeen Brown (Hampton, Va./Bethel/Delaware St.) followed with 15 points as five Indians reached double figures.  Julian Sampah (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day) and Jordan Barber (Matthews, N.C./Weddington) each tallied 11, while Andrew Ingram (Bowie, Md./Archbishop Carroll) added 10.

Ray Chen paced the Crusaders with 19 points. making eight of 10 shots and handing out eight assists.  Deion Lane and Markel Pollard each added 18 points with Nick Hough chipping in with 17.

Catawba led 7-2 early before a 10-3 Crusader run gave the hosts its first lead at 12-10.  After going up by seven, Belmont Abbey saw the Indians retake the lead after a basket by Barber with 6:48 left in the half.  A three-pointer by Lane returned the lead to the Crusaders, who led 42-39 at the break.

The teams battled tightly over the first five minutes of the second half with the contest tied at 48 at the 15:12 mark.  At that point, Belmont Abbey put together an 8-0 run to take over.  The Crusader pushed the lead to ten at 60-50 with 11:17 remaining.

The Indians got as close as 62-57, but Belmont Abbey answered with seven straight points and led by double figures the rest of the way.  The lead grew to its largest at 93-74 with 2:08 to play.

Catawba is back in action on Saturday as the Indians host North Greenville in Goodman Gym at 4 pm.

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April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

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 (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

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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 6 p.m.

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April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 1 p.m.

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Wingate 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 4 p.m.

Baseball @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 7 p.m.

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April 24

Lacrosse (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

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April 26

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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April 27

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Softball @ SAC Tournament

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April 28

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Softball @ 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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