Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball Falls in Double-Overtime in League Opener

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba and Lenoir-Rhyne opened South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball play with a thrilling double-overtime contest that saw the visiting Bears take a 106-98 victory.  The Bears overcame a 14-point deficit with eight minutes remaining to improve to 2-1 overall and 1-0 in the SAC.  The Catawba Indians fall to 2-1 and 0-1.

Darrion Evans led Lenoir-Rhyne with 25 points, while Billy Bales canned six three-pointers en route to 20 points.  Jalen Variste added 19 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.  Reed Lucas posted 14 points and JacQues Chambers pulled down 16 rebounds.

Jameel Taylor (Anderson, S.C./Hanna) led Catawba with 29 points, while Jerrin Morrison (Charlotte, N.C./E. Mecklenburg) and scored 29 points and KJ Arrington (Newport News, Va./Denbigh/Henry CC) each posted double-doubles.  Arrington had 23 points and 13 rebounds, while Morrison tossed in 20 points and also grabbed 13 boards.  Troy Warren (Mooresville, N.C./Lake Norman) rounded out the double-digit scorers with 11 points.

Catawba had built on a four-point edge early in the second half to lead 62-48 after Morrison connected on a three-pointer with 7:56 remaining.  The Bears then got hot from long range.  Bales hit back-to-back triples to cut the lead to eight. Variste hit from long range to make it 64-57 and a third from Bales made it 66-60 with 6:17 left.

The Indians stayed in front until Lucas hit a three-pointer with 1:15 remaining to give the Bears a 77-75 edge.  Rakeen Brown (Hampton, Va./Bethel/Delaware St.) and Chambers each hit a free throw to leave LR up 78-76 with eight second left.  Brown missed a shot to tie, but Arrington was able to grab the rebound and score on a put back to send the game to overtime.

Lenoi-Rhyne twice held a three-point lead in the first overtime before Catawba went on top 84-83 on a pair of free throws by Taylor.  Taylor’s layup with 46 seconds remaining upped the lead to 89-86.  Variste hit on one free throw for LR to trim the margin to 89-87 then Warren missed twice and Evans made two from the line to tie the game with six seconds to play.  Taylor missed a three pointer as time expired.

The Bears took the lead for good at the 3:33 mark of the second overtime on a layup by Variste at 94-93.  Catawba went cold and LR moved out to a 101-93 edge with 54 seconds left.  Arrington pulled Catawba within 101-96 with 18 seconds remaining, but LR 5-of-6 at the line to pick up the win.

 Catawba went 0-9 from three-pointer range in the two overtime periods and were only 9-of-19 at the line after the break.  The Indians did hold a 5-347 edge on the glass, but saw the Bears hit on 13 three-pointers.  LR also won the turnover battle, committing 12 to Catawba’s 19.

 Catawba will be back in action at home on Saturday, hosting Belmont Abbey at 4 pm.

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Today's Events

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC),
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC),
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry, 1:30
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry, 1:30


«October 2017»
October 1

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

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

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) 

October 3

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

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

October 5

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

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

October 9

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

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

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

October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

October 16

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

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

October 17

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1:30 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 1:30 p.m.

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 7:30 p.m.

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.

October 20

Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.

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.

October 24

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

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

October 25

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

October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

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.

October 31

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

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

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Soccer (M) Team Photo