February 25, 2017
Men's Basketball Falls in Home Finale to LMU
SALISBURY, N.C. -- Visiting Lincoln Memorial spoiled Catawba’s Senior Day with a 92-81 victory in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym. The Railsplitters grab a tie of the SAC Championship with the win and the top-seed for the league tournament. LMU, ranked 11th in NCAA II, improve to 24-4 overall and 19-3 in the SAC. The Catawba Indians fall to 18-10 and 12-10.
Catawba started will and led a good portion of the first half. The Indians enjoyed an 11-point lead after Jameel Taylor (Anderson, S.C./Hanna) hit a jumper in the paint for a 27-16 edge at the 9:53 mark. Deshawn Patterson helped spur an LMU rally with a pair of three-pointers to cut the margin to 29-22.
Luquon Choice’s three-pointer with 4:32 to go in the half put LMU up 36-33 and the Railspitters led the rest of the way. LMU had trailed by four just before the three-pointer which was part of an 18-0 run that ballooned the lead to 47-33. The Indians closed to within 49-40 by the half and had to 49-43 early in the second before another LMU run sent the lead to 15.
Catawba got 24 points from Taylor and another 23 from Jerrin Morrison (Charlotte, N.C./E. Mecklenburg), who canned 10 of 15 shots. Rakeen Brown (Hampton, Va./Bethel/Delaware St.), one of six Catawba seniors tallied 19 points and canned a trio of three-pointers. Catawba other seniors making their final appearance at Goodman Gym were KJ Arrington (Newport News, Va./Denbigh/Henry CC), Andrew Ingram (Bowie, Md./Bowie), Gilbert McGregor (New Orleans, La./Lusher Charter/Wake Forest), Ben Sealey (Hampton, Va./Menchville/Va. Intermont) and Troy Warren (Mooresville, N.C./Lake Norman).
Choice led LMU with 25 points. Patterson came off the bench to score 20, while Chris Perry had a double-double of 16 points and 13 rebounds. Emanuel Terry also posted a double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, while Trevon Shaw chipped in with 10 points.
Catawba took the sixth-seed for the upcoming SAC Tournament and will travel to Wingate on Wednesday for a first round game that tips at 8 pm.
|Swimming vs. QUEENS, noon|
Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2
Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INVITE W-2nd; M-3rd
Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Individual Tourn.
Volleyball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1-3
Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0
Soccer (M) vs. ERSKINE 1-2
Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0
Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3
Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd
Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1)
Football @ VMI 27-20
Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2)
Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4
Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1
Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3
Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1
Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9
Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16
Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3
Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1
Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3
Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede W-5th;M-9th
Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)
Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0
Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3
Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13
Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1
Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18
Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)
Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10
Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0
Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3
Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2
Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Cross Country @ Royals Challenge W-13th;M-14th
Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Football @ Carson-Newman 18-31
Volleyball vs. WINGATE 0-3
Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 1-3
Soccer (M) vs. LANDER 3-6
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