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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«September 2018»
September 1

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st

Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3

Football @ West Georgia 3-34

Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0

Soccer (M) @ Erskine 0-1

September 3

Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0

September 5

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2

September 7

Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3

Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0

September 8

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3

Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7

Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0

September 9

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1

September 10

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC) 

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC) 

September 11

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen CC) 2nd of 9

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 2 (Camden CC) 13th of 14

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3

September 12

Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1

Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3

September 15

Cross Country @ Winthrop Invitational, ccd. 9 a.m.

Swimming @ SAA Open Water, ccd. 4 p.m.

Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd. 

Volleyball @ Queens 3-2

September 19

Soccer (W) @ Queens 1-0

Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-8

September 21

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 7-0

Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 7-0

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

September 22

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 1 (Old South GC) 

Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Football @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3:30 p.m.

September 23

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 2 (Old South GC)

September 24

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.

September 26

Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.

September 27

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

September 28

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.

September 29

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

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

Cross Country @ USC Upstate Invitational 9 a.m.

Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1:30 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.

September 30

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

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

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Tennis (W) Team Photo