Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball Puts Another in Win Column at Mars Hill

MARS HILL, N.C. – Catawba got 24 points from KJ Arrington (Newport News, Va./Denbigh/Henry CC) and pulled out a 72-68 victory over host Mars Hill in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Stanford Arena.  The Catawba Indians improve to 14-6 overall and 8-6 in the SAC, while the Lions fall to 4-16 and 2-12.

The Indians made enough plays down the stretch to hold off Mars Hill, who had jumped out to a 7-0 lead at the start of the game.  In a tight second half, Valentin Bauer tied the game for Mars Hill on a pair of free throws with 3:17 remaining.  Arrington then put the Indians on top to stay with a three-point play at the 2:46 mark.

Collin Hartman brought Mars Hill within one, but Troy Warren’s (Mooresville, N.C./Lake Norman) tip-in with 1:36 put the Indians up 69-66.   Bauer again cut the Catawba lead to a point and the Lions had a chance to take the lead after a turnover. 

Hartman’s driving shot was off the mark and Arrington took the rebound and made two free throws for a 71-68 edge with 12 seconds remaining.  The Lions had another chance to tie, but Bauer’s three-pointer was off the mark and Arrington iced the game with a final free throw with four ticks on the clock.

Arrington led all scorers with his 24 points.  He hit on 8-of-15 shots with a pair of three-pointers.  Jameel Taylor (Anderson, S.C./Hanna) went 7-of-11, with the other two three-pointers for the Indians, in scoring 16 points.  RJ Robinson (Durham, N.C./Hillside) came off the bench to match his career-high of 11 points.

Vernon Jackson led Mars Hill with 18 points.  Bauer collected a dozen points with Bennett Wilson scoring 10. 

Both teams shot just over 40% with Catawba holding a 44-35 edge on the boards.  Half of Catawba’s rebounds were on the offensive end.  The Indians overcame 22 turnovers.

Catawba travels to Lenoir-Rhyne on Wednesday night at 8 pm.  Lenoir-Rhyne earned an overtime win in the first meeting.

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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 (M) vs. Montevallo, ccd. noon

Basketball (W) @ Bowie St. 58-66

November 20

Basketball (W) vs. CHOWAN 6 p.m.

November 21

Basketball (M) @ Winston-Salem St. 7 p.m.

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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