Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball Downs Brevard on Brown's Three-Pointer in Final Seconds


BREVARD, N.C. -- Junior Rakeen Brown (Hampton, Va./Bethel/Delaware St.) hit a three-pointer with 5.5 seconds remaining to lift visiting Catawba to a 74-71 win over Brevard in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Boshamer Gym.  The Catawba Indians improve to 7-7 overall and 5-3 in the SAC, while the Tornados fall to 2-11 and 1-6. 

Brown's winning basket from long distance came with the shot clock winding down and snapped a 71-all tie.  Brevard got a final shot, but Alex Moe's three-pointer rimmed out as time expired.  The Tornados had tied the game with 33 seconds left after a Catawba turnover led to a pair of free throws by Demarcus Threatt.

Troy Warren (Mooresville, N.C./Lake Norman) led Catawba, providing 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting.  Jerrin Morrison (Charlotte, N.C./E. Mecklenburg) posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Jameel Taylor (Anderson, S.C./Hanna) collected a dozen points.

Miles Leathers led all scorers with 20 for the host Tornados.  Threatt followed with 15, while Omar El Diraoui picked up 13 points and Stevie Williams a dozen.  Brevard shot 55% in the opening half to take a 40-33 edge, closing the frame on a 9-2 run.

Brevard led for most of the second half before Catawba used a late 8-0 run to pull even at 61 with six minute remaining.  Warren had two baskets in the run with Morrison tying the game on a driving layup.  The teams would match baskets which left the game tied at 65 before a three-pointer by Taylor put the Indians on top 68-65 with 2:41 left.

Leathers pulled the Tornados within a point and had a chance to put Brevard on top, but missed a pair of free throws.  Warren followed with a three-point play and Catawba led 71-67 at the 1:18 mark.  Leathers scored on a layup to cut the margin to 71-69 then Brevard forced a turnover that led to the tying free throws, but were denied the home win by Brown's jumper.

It marked the second time this season Brown had sank a basket in the final seconds to give Catawba a win.  His jumper with three seconds to play gave the Indians a 64-63 win over Chowan on Dec. 2.

Catawba enjoyed the better second-half shooting touch, canning 54%.  The Indians also enjoyed a 35-28 edge on the glass.

Catawba returns home on Wednesday as the Indians host Wingate at 8 pm in Goodman Gym.

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«April 2018»
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

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 (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

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 6 p.m.

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.

April 24

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

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

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

April 26

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 27

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Softball @ SAC Tournament

April 28

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Softball @ 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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