Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball Rides Trio to Opening Win

HICKORY, N.C. -- Catawba overcame a sluggish start to claim a 75-62 win over Francis Marion in its men's basketball season opener on Friday night at Shuford Gym in the SAC/PBC Challenge being held at Lenoir-Rhyne University.  Jameel Taylor (Anderson, S.C./Hanna) led a trio of Catawba Indians in double figures with 23 points.

Catawba shot just 33% in the first half and went to the break in a 26-26 tie with the Patriots.  The Indians canned 57% in the second half in posting the win. 

Jerrin Morrison (Charlotte, N.C./E. Mecklenburg) and KJ Arrington (Newport News, Va./Denbigh/Henry CC) both followed Taylor with 17 points for the Indians.  Taylor, Morrison and Gilbert McGregor (New Orleans, La./Lusher Charter/Wake Forest) all had seven rebounds for Catawba.

Warren Specht came off the bench to score 14 points for FMU.  Detrek Browning and Josh Browning each scored 10.  Daniel Bridges grabbed seven rebounds.

After an early 6-2 lead, Catawba found itself down 21-12 with seven minutes to go in the opening half.  The Indians used an 11-0 run to go back on top on Ben Sealey’s (Hampton, Va./Menchville/Va. Intermont) with 2:06 left in the half.  Taylor started the run with a layup and a three-pointer.

Catawba scored the first seven points of the second half and led 42-32 after a pair of free throws by Taylor with 14 minutes remaining.  The Patriots were able to pull even at 46-all with 10:25 left, but a three-pointer by Taylor with 10 minutes to go put the Indians on top to stay.

Arrington started an 8-0 run that pushed Catawba out front 57-48 with 7:26 remaining.  Morrison’s jumper with 4:08 left returned a double-digit lead to the Indians.  FMU made one last run to close within six with three minutes to play, but the Indians scored seven points to put the game away.

Each team committed 18 turnovers with Catawba holding a 42-37 edge on the glass.  The Indians finished the game shooting 46% to 34% for FMU.

Catawba returns to action on Saturday with a 6 pm game against UNC Pembroke again in Hickory.

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Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne, 2:00

Calendar

«October 2017»
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October 1

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

2
October 2

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

3
October 3

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

4
October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

5
October 5

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

6
October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

7
October 7

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

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October 9

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

10
October 10

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17

11
October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

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October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

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October 16

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

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October 17

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

18
October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

19
October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.

20
October 20

Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.

21
October 21

Swimming @ Wingate

Cross Country @ SAC Championships

Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.

Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.

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October 24

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

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October 25

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

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October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

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October 28

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.

Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.

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October 31

Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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