Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball Edged Out By Wingate

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Wingate eked out a 59-58 win over host Catawba in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action on Wednesday night at Goodman Gym.  The Bulldogs lost nearly all of a 14-point second-half lead, but held on to improve to 11-4 overall and 7-2 in the SAC.  The Catawba Indians fall to 7-8 and 5-4. 

The Bulldogs built their bulge five minutes into the second half after a free throw from Josh Dominquez put Wingate up 38-24.  Catawba clawed back and pulled within a basket at 50-48 following a layup from Jameel Taylor (Anderson, S.C./Hanna) at the 4:05 mark.

Catawba twice had a chance to tie after Wingate missed free throws, but the Indians had a turnover and a missed shot before a three-pointer from Dominquez pushed the Bulldog lead to 53-48 with 2:39 left.  The Indians fired back on a layup from Jeremy McLaughlin (Greenville, S.C./Mauldin) and a three-pointer from Jerrin Morrison (Charlotte, N.C./E. Mecklenburg) to make it 54-53 with 42 ticks remaining.

Wingate’s Xavier Griffin converted a layup for Wingate with 15 seconds left and Catawba had a tough turnover when they had a dribble go off the foot of a player after the inbounds.  The Bulldogs picked up two free throws by Isiah Cureton with 10 seconds to go. 

Rakeen Brown (Hampton, Va./Bethel/Delaware St.) followed with a layup then a three-pointer after a made Wingate free throw to cut the score to 59-58 with just .9 seconds remaining.  Catawba called an extra time out which resulted in a technical foul, but Wingate missed its free throw.  The Bulldogs were able to get a successful inbounds pass and ran out the clock to hold on for the win.

Mike Baez led Wingate with 13 points in a grinding defensive battle.  Cureton followed with 11 points and Keith Griffin blocked five shots.  Catawba got 12 points from Brown, 11 from Morrison and 10 from Taylor. 
Catawba scored the first four points, but Wingate followed with a 14-2 run to take a lead it never gave back.  Catawba shot just 37% in the loss and failed to capitalize on a poor night at the line by Wingate as the Bulldogs went just 8-of-19 (42%) at the stripe.

Catawba returns home on Saturday as the Indians host 16th-ranked Lincoln Memorial at 4 pm.

Box Score

Today's Events

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC),
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC),
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry, 1:30
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry, 1:30


«October 2017»
October 1

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

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

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) 

October 3

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

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

October 5

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

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

October 9

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

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

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

October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

October 16

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

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

October 17

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1:30 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 1:30 p.m.

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 7:30 p.m.

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.

October 20

Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.

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.

October 24

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

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

October 25

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

October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

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.

October 31

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

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

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Soccer (M) Team Photo