Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball Evens League Mark With Win Over Tusculum

SALISBURY, N.C. -- KJ Arrington (Newport News, Va./Denbigh/Henry CC) knocked down 26 points and Catawba held off a Tusculum rally to post an 84-71 South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball win on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym.  The Catawba Indians improve to 12-6 overall and 6-6 in the SAC, while the Pioneers fall to 7-10 and 4-8.

Catawba took a 19-point lead early in the second half and still held that margin at 58-39 with 15:37 remaining when a six-minute scoring draught brought the Pioneers within five with just under 10 minutes to play.  Ronnie Baylark had two baskets and a three-pointer as the gap closed to 58-49 at the 11:32 mark.  Two free throws from Kendall Patterson and a layup by Caleb Hodnett had the margin at 58-53 with 9:54 left.

Jerrin Morrison (Charlotte, N.C./E. Mecklenburg) finally ended the dry spell for Catawba with 9:34 to go and Arrington followed a jumper by Andrew Ingram (Bowie, Md./Archbishop Carroll) with a dunk off a steal to push the lead to 64-55.  A Jameel Taylor (Anderson, S.C./Hanna) layup and a free throw by Morrison had Catawba up 67-55 with 6:51 remaining.

Tusculum clawed back within six with four minutes left, but Catawba was 12-of-14 at the line in the final two minutes to thwart the comeback. 

Arrington hit on 11-of-19 shots in garnering his 26 points, while adding seven rebounds.  Taylor finished with 16 points and Ingram scored 13.  Taylor added eight rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals to his stat sheet.  Rakeen Brown (Hampton, Va./Bethel/Delaware St.) rounded out the double-digit scorers for the Indians with 11 points and Troy Warren (Mooresville, N.C./Lake Norman) pulled down 11 rebounds.

Baylark hit for 20 points to lead Tusculum.  Patterson collected 18 points, while Cory Fagan chipped in with a dozen.  Zach Davis led the Pioneers with seven rebounds.

Catawba hosts Coker on Wednesday at 8 pm as the Indians will try to avenge an earlier 94-86 loss to the Cobras in late November.

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«November 2017»
November 1

Volleyball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 1-3

November 3

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 1)

Volleyball @ Queens 3-1

November 4

Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 2) W-3rd;M-3rd

Cross Country @ NCAA II Southeast Regional W-12th;M-16th

Football vs. NEWBERRY 17-13

Volleyball @ Wingate 0-3

November 7

Volleyball vs. COKER 3-0

November 10

Basketball (M) vs. Francis Marion 70-72

Basketball (W) vs. Mount Olive 94-81

November 11

Volleyball @ Newberry 3-0

Football vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 24-20

Basketball (W) vs. Barton 49-58

Basketball (M) @ UNC Pembroke 67-91

November 15

Basketball (W) @ Fayetteville St. 46-69

November 17

Basketball (M) @ Albany State 77-69

November 18

Basketball (W) @ Bowie St. 58-66

November 20

Basketball (W) vs. CHOWAN 75-72

November 21

Basketball (M) @ Winston-Salem St. 83-72

November 24

Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) 4 p.m.

November 29

Basketball (W) @ Queens 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Queens 8 p.m.


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