Basketball (M)

Taylor Scores 24 In Narrow Loss to #3 Queens

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba came up short in an upset bid of third-ranked Queens, falling to the Royals 83-77 in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Wednesday night at Goodman Gym.  Queens stays unbeaten, moving to 13-0 overall and 7-0 in the SAC.  The Catawba Indians fall to 9-4 and 3-4.

Queens couldn’t quite put Catawba away until the final minute.  The Royals jumped out to a 43-32 edge early in the second half only to see the Indians rally to take its first lead of the game at 54-53 after a pair of free throws by Jameel Taylor (Anderson, S.C./Hanna) with 10:02 left.

The Royals pushed the lead back to nine, getting two big three-pointers from Todd Withers, who was held scoreless in the first half.  Queens still led by nine with just under two minutes left when the Indians put together one last rally.

A three-pointer by KJ Arrington (Newport News, Va./Denbigh/Henry CC) was followed by a steal by Jordan Barber (Matthews, N.C./Weddington) that led to Rakeen Brown’s (Hampton, Va./Bethel/Delaware St.) jumper to make the score 74-70 with 1:33 left.  The Indians failed to score off the next Queens turnover and the Royals added a free throw by Ike Agusi and two more from Jared Hendryx to lead 77-70 with 44 seconds to play.

Jerrin Morrison (Charlotte, N.C./E. Mecklenburg) cut the deficit to four on a three-pointer with 33 seconds left and Taylor’s layup with 20 seconds remaining cut the Queens lead to 78-75.  Jalin Alexander extended the lead back to four with nine seconds to play and after a final Catawba miss, the game ended on four free throws by Queens and two by the Indians as tempers flared in the final seconds.

All five Queens starters scored in double figures, led by Hendryx’s 23.  Agusi scored 13 with eight assists and Mike Davis had 11.  Withers and Alexander both chipped in with 10 points.  Hendryx just missed a double-double, finishing with nine boards.

Taylor led all scorers with 24 to pace Catawba, while also grabbing nine rebounds, handing out five assists and recording four steals.  Arrington pumped in 17 points with Morrison collecting 11 points and eight rebounds.

Queens shot nearly 50% and made 9-of-23 from behind the arc.  Catawba shot just under 40% and were a mere 6-of-24 from three-point range.

Catawba will next host Brevard on Saturday at Goodman Gym with tipoff scheduled for 4 pm.

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Today's Events

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 (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) 11th of 13

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

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