Basketball (M)

Late Free Throws Sink Men's Basketball at Anderson

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ANDERSON, S.C. -- Maurice Howard sank two free throws with three seconds remaining to give host Anderson a 74-72 win over Catawba in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Abney Center.  The Trojans improve to 6-18 overall and 4-14 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 10-14 and 8-10.

Catawba had battled back from a seven-point deficit with just over two minutes to play to try and force overtime.  A three-point play by Jerrin Morrison (Charlotte, N.C./E. Mecklenburg) sparked the late rally and pulled the Indians within 67-63 with 2:01 left.  A three-point play by Rakeen Brown (Newport News, Va./Bethel/Delaware St.) cut the deficit to 69-66 and when Jamel Taylor (Anderson, S.C./Hanna) converted a steal into a dunk, Catawba was down just 70-69 with 52 seconds to play.

Jeremy Bouton pushed Anderson's lead to 72-69 on a jumper with 27 seconds left before Morrison brought Catawba even on a three-pointer with 17 ticks remaining.  The Trojans worked the clock down and Howard drew the late foul to provide the winning points at the line.  Brown missed on a three-pointer at the buzzer for Catawba.

Morrison posted 18 points to pace Catawba.  Taylor added 13 with four steals.  Ben Sealey (Hampton, Va./Menchville/Va. Intermont) and Jeremy McLaughlin (Greenville, S.C./Mauldin) each scored nine for the Indians, who were beaten 45-26 on the boards.  Catawba only committed five turnovers, eight less than the Trojans.

Randall Shaw came off the bench to scored a game-high 21 points for Anderson.  Lex Davis tallied 15 points and Rakish Taylor scored eight points and grabbed 14 rebounds.

After giving up the opening basket, Anderson reeled off nine straight points for the early lead.  Catawba would regain the lead at 30-27 after a three-pointer from Sealey before Anderson spurted back out by five at the break.

The Trojans went up by ten early in the second half and pushed the lead to 11 with just over eight minutes left.  Anderson still led by double digits with six and half minutes left before the Indians started its rally, getting within 63-60 with 3:28 remaining after a three-pointer and a layup from Taylor around a Trojan turnover.

Catawba returns home to Goodman Gym on Wednesday, hosting seventh-ranked Queens at 8 pm.

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April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

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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

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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

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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

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April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

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April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

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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

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April 12

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

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April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

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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

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April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

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April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

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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

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April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

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April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 2-8

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April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 0-5

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2

Baseball @ Wingate 9-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 13-11

Baseball @ Wingate 7-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 14-10

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April 24

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

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April 27

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

Softball vs. Coker (SAC Tournament) 3 p.m.

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April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

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April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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