January 16, 2016
Taylor Scores 17 in Men's Basketball's Loss to LMU
SALISBURY, N.C. -- Lincoln Memorial, ranked 16th in the NABC poll, grabbed an 82-64 win over host Catawba in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym. The Railsplitters improve to 14-2 overall and 10-0 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 7-9 and 5-5.
Gerel Simmons led LMU with 21 points, while Luquon Choice knocked down 19 points, including four three-pointers. Jalen Steele came off the bench to add 13 points and seven rebounds with Curtis McMillion scoring 10 points and blocking three shots.
Jameel Taylor (Anderson, S.C./Hanna) was the only Catawba Indian to reach double figures as he tallied 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Andrew Ingram (Bowie, Md./Archbishop Carroll) scored nine points with eight rebounds.
Lincoln Memorial didn't trail after Steele connected on a three-pointer to put the Railsplitters up 3-2 at the 19:06 mark. The game stayed close much of the first half with Catawba pulling within 23-18 on a layup from Ingram with 4:37 left before the break. LMU controlled the final four minutes, going on a 16-4 run to end the half and balloon their lead to 39-22.
A three-pointer from Choice pushed the LMU edge to 42-23 early in the second half, but Catawba fought back. Rakeen Brown (Hampton, Va./Bethel/Delaware St.) had a three-pointer and Jeremy McLaughlin (Greenville, S.C./Mauldin) scored twice inside as the Indians went on a 11-2 run to trim the deficit to 44-34 with 16:21 left.
Jerrin Morrison (Charlotte, N.C./E. Mecklenburg) got Catawba as close as nine at 55-46 with 11:54 to play before Choice had a three-pointer and a layup during an 8-0 run. LMU extended the lead to 20 with 6:49 to go before one last push by Catawba got the Indians within 11 with just over a minute to play.
LMU had a big edge at the line as the Railsplitters canned 21-of-26 (81%), while Catawba connected on just 9-of-15 (60%) at the stripe. The Indians shot just 38% from the field and hit on just 29% in the first half.
Catawba finishes a three-game home stand on Wednesday as the Indians host Newberry at 8 pm.
|Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2),|
Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70
Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85
Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117
Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95
Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142
Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136
Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88
Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101
Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52
Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71
Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90
Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89
Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL 80-56
Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68
Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 65-73
Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92
Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1)
Swimming Men @ Lenoir-Rhyne 86-173
Swimming Women @ Lenoir-Rhyne 151-107
Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 65-47
Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 61-90
Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2)
Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.
Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)
Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)
Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.