February 20, 2016
Men's Basketball Sends Seniors Out With Home Win
SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba snapped a four-game losing streak and sent four seniors out as winners in their final home game with an 85-74 victory over Brevard in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym. The Catawba Indians improve to 11-15 and 9-11 in the SAC, securing a spot in the league tournament. The Tornados fall to 5-21 and 4-16.
Sophomore Jameel Taylor (Anderson, S.C./Hanna) scored 25 of his 27 points in the second half to lead Catawba. Rakeen Brown (Newport News, Va./Bethel/Delaware St.) added 16 points, while senior Julian Sampah (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day) posted a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Demarcus Threatt tallied a game-high 30 points for Brevard, but scored only three points over the final nine minutes. Omar El Diraoui was the other Tornado in double figures with 10 points.
After surrendering the first eight points to Catawba, Threatt took over for Brevard. He scored 16 points and El Diraoui added the other seven to put the Tornados up 23-21 with 5:43 left in the half. A late 8-3 run by Catawba had the Indians up 34-29 at the break.
Taylor scored the first six Catawba points of the second half to help the Indians take a 41-32 lead. The lead would grow to 13 at 60-47 after a layup by Jerrin Morrison (Charlotte, N.C./E. Mecklenburg) with 9:43 remaining.
Down 11 with 3:28 to go, Brevard closed within six after two free throws from Alex Moe, a layup by Miles Leathers and a three-pointer by D.J. Bostick. The three-pointer closed the gap to 76-70 with 1:41 to play. Evan Dunham's jumper with 53 ticks on the clock made the score 79-74, but Catawba was perfect on six tries at the line to close the game out.
The Indians got good production for all the seniors. In addition to Sampah's double-double, Reggie Perkins (Greensboro, N.C./Phillips Exeter) had six points on a pair of three-pointers. Vismantas Marijosius (Kedainiai, Lithuania) had five points and six rebounds, while C.J. Burney (Greenville, N.C./S. Central/NC Wesleyan) scored four points with a rebound and an assist.
Catawba finishes the regular season with two road games next week, starting Wednesday at 8 pm at Wingate.
|Tennis (M) @ Tusculum, 1:00|
|Tennis (W) @ Tusculum, 1:00|
|Softball @ Lincoln Memorial, 1:00|
|Softball @ Lincoln Memorial, 3:00|
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2-3
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 1-4
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-5
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 4-1
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-5
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA TECH 15-7
Softball @ Limestone 8-1
Softball @ Limestone 1-2
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Lacrosse (W) vs. FELICIAN 24-1
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 11
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 2nd of 17
Baseball @ Tampa 5-9
Softball vs. KING 3-17
Softball vs. KING 2-0
Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESTNUT HILL 16-15
Baseball @ Tampa 8-12
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-6
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-3
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-4
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 9-3
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-2
Tennis (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-8
Tennis (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2-7
Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 13-9
Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 11-0
Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 25-8
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 1 (Monroe CC)
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 2 (Monroe CC) 5th of 12
Baseball vs. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 6-8
Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 16-6
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Prelims)
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 0-7
Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 0-9
Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 1-8
Lacrosse (W) vs. INDIANA,PA 7-25
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 3-7
Lacrosse (M) @ Coker 14-8
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Finals)
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 1)
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Prelims) 10 a.m.
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Finals) 6 p.m.
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1-10
Track/Field @ UNC Pembroke Braves Classic
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 2)
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 19-10
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 13-12
Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 1 p.m.
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Tusculum 1 p.m.
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.
Golf (M) @ NGU Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC)
Golf (W) @ Wingate Inv - Day 1 (Rolling Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ NGU Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC)
Golf (W) @ Wingate Inv - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC)
Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 2 p.m.
Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 4 p.m.
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 4 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 7 p.m.
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1)
Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) @ Lincoln Memorial noon
Baseball @ Mars Hill noon
Softball vs MARS HILL 1 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.
Softball vs MARS HILL 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 1 (River Landing GC)
Lacrosse (W) @ Coker 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 2 (River Landing GC)
Tennis (M) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 1)
Softball @ Tusculum 1 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 2 p.m.
Softball @ Tusculum 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 5 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL noon
Baseball @ Anderson 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 3 p.m.