Basketball (M)

Taylor Nets Career-High 29 as Men's Basketball Knocks Off LR

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SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba led wire-to-wire and outscored visiting Lenoir-Rhyne 105-98  in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action on Wednesday night at Goodman Gym.  The Catawba Indians improve to 10-11 overall and 8-7 in the SAC.  The Bears, ranked seventh in the D2SIDA Southeast Region poll, fall to 12-7 and 7-7.

Jameel Taylor (Anderson, S.C./Hanna) scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the season to pace Catawba's five double figure scorers.  Jerrin Morrison (Charlotte, N.C./E. Mecklenburg) followed with 17 points and while Andrew Ingram (Bowie, Md./Archbishop Carroll) added a dozen.  Rakeen Brown (Hampton, Va./Bethel/Delaware St.) and Vismantas Marijosius (Kedainiai, Lithuania/North Hills) each tallied 11 points.

Keenan Palmore led all scorers in a losing effort for Lenoir-Rhyne with 33 points.  Will Perry added 27 points and canned seven three-pointers.

The Indians built a 10-point lead midway through the first half and led 40-35 at the break.  The second half saw each team shoot over 60% and score over 60 points. 

A three-pointer by Reed Lucas early in the second half brought the Bears within 42-40 before a three-pointer play from Troy Warren (Mooresville, N.C./Lake Norman) pushed the Catawba lead back to five.  The Indians would eventually get back it a 10-point lead at 58-48 with 14:36 remaining.

Palmore reeled off eight straight LR points and rallied the Bears within two at 65-63.  Perry had a shot to give LR the lead, but missed on a three-pointer.  Catawba pushed the lead quickly back to seven after a three-pointer by Marijosius and two free throws from Taylor.

The Bears pulled within 92-90 with 2:31 remaining before Morrison hit a key three-pointer from the wing and Taylor canned two more free throws to push the edge to 97-90.  Catawba iced the game at the line, making 10-of-14 in the final 1:34 and going 28-of-36 for the game.

Catawba outscored LR 65-63 in the second half, shooting 61% (19-of-31), including 5-of-7 from behind the arc.  The Bears shot 66% (23-of-35) in the final half and were 7-of-15 from long range.

Catawba returns to action on Saturday, traveling to Carson-Newman for a 4 pm tip-off.

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January 3

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85

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January 5

Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117

Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95

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January 6

Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142

Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101

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January 10

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71

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January 12

Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90

Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89

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January 13

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL  80-56

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68

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January 18

Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 8 p.m.

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January 20

Swimming @ Lenoir-Rhyne

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1)

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 4 p.m.

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January 21

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2)

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January 24

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

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January 26

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)

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January 27

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.

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January 31

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

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