January 30, 2016
Men's Basketball Hits Century Mark in Topping Mars Hill
SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba reached the century mark for the first time this season in rolling to a 100-77 victory over visiting Mars Hill in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym. The Catawba Indians improve to 9-11 overall and 7-7 in the SAC, while the Lions fall to 8-10 and 4-8.
Jameel Taylor (Anderson, S.C./Hanna) led the Indians with 19 points, while Andrew Ingram (Bowie, Md./Archbishop Carroll) followed with 17 points and handed out five assists. Jerrin Morrison (Charlotte, N.C./E. Mecklenburg), with 12 points, and Ben Sealey (Hampton, Va./Menchville/Va. Intermont), with 11, rounded out the double-figure scorers for Catawba.
Mars Hill got a game-high 20 points from Justin Yeargin, who went 9-of-10 at the line. Patrick Monroe, who scored the first 10 points for the Lions, finished with a dozen, while Surmon Neal and Brandon Watkins each tossed in 10 points.
The Indians shot 53.6% (37-of-69) for the game and canned 13 three-pointers. Ingram and Sealey each connected on three. Ingram, who missed his first four shots, finished 7-of-15 from the field. The Indians also held a 48-37 edge on the glass.
Catawba scored the first seven points, but after Monroe hit back-to-back three-pointers the Lions had pulled even at 10. Two free throws and a layup from Yeargin completed a 10-0 spurt that put Mars Hill on top 14-10 after seven and half minutes.
A 14-2 run that was capped by a Barber fast break layup gave Catawba a 26-18 edge at the 7:17 mark of the half. The lead grew to 21 before Yeargin's three-pointer at the end of the half reduced the Indians' margin to 47-29 at the break.
Mars Hill never cut into its halftime deficit and saw the Indians push its lead to 69-42 midway through the half. The final 10 minutes resembled the NBA All-Star Game with the teams trading three-pointers and driving layups. Mars Hill's record at Goodman Gym fell to 4-34 with the loss.
Catawba returns to Goodman Gym on Wednesday, hosting Lenoir-Rhyne at 8 pm and searching for its third straight win.
Volleyball @ Wingate 0-3
Soccer (W) vs. WINGATE 2-1
Soccer (M) vs. WINGATE 1-5
Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 92-170
Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3
Volleyball @ Newberry 3-2
Football vs. ALBANY STATE 21-35
Soccer (M) vs. SHAW 3-0
Soccer (W) vs. SHAW 6-1
Tennis (M) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 3-4
Tennis (W) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 7-0
Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of SALISBURY)
Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of SALISBURY) 10th of 18
Tennis (W) vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST, ppd. 5 p.m.
Volleyball @ Coker 1-3
Soccer (W) @ Mars Hill 1-0
Cross Country Royals Challenge M-15th;W-19th
Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 1)
Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3
Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 2) 1st of 5
Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3
Football @ Wingate 25-35
Soccer (M) vs. COKER 1-2
Soccer (W) vs. COKER 5-0
Golf (W) @ Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Inv. - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Inv. - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 9th of 14
Golf (W) @ Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 9th of 14
Volleyball vs. QUEENS 2-3
Soccer (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-4
Soccer (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-4
Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Football vs. TUSCULUM 1:30 p.m.
Volleyball @ Mars HIll 2 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. ANDERSON 5 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. ANDERSON 7:30 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)
Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)
Soccer (W) vs. CHOWAN 2 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7:30 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 2 p.m.
Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 7 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) noon
Football vs. LIMESTONE 1:30 p.m.
Volleyball @ Tusculum 2 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Carson-Newman 5 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Carson-Newman 7:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Basketball (M) @ Wichita St. (Exhib.)
Volleyball vs. COKER 6:30 p.m.
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