November 10, 2017
Free Throw Woes Sink Men's Basketball in Opener
PEMBROKE, N.C. -- Francis Marion’s Detrek Browning scored on a driving layup with just over two seconds remaining to lift the Patriots to a 72-70 win over Catawba in men’s basketball action on Friday afternoon at the Lumbee Bank Court. It was the opener for both teams as part of the SAC/PBC Challenge being hosted by UNC Pembroke.
Catawba had battled back from a 37-30 deficit at the break and went on top 67-63 with 3:10 to go after back-to-back three-pointers by Jerrin Morrison. The Patriots reclaimed the lead on a Browning three-pointer at 68-67 with 2:15 left.
Malik Constantine hit one of two at the line to bring Catawba even and Morrison scored after a steal to put the Indians ahead 70-68 with 1:11 remaining. Morrison missed a chance for a three-point play and FMU tied the game with 47 seconds left on two free throws by Judah Alexander. Catawba turned the ball over in the final 30 seconds to set up Browning’s winning layup. The Indians had one final chance with 1.8 remaining, but turned the ball over on an inbounds play.
Morrison led Catawba with 26 points, on 11-of-17 shooting, and added nine rebounds and four steals. Jameel Taylor chipped in with 16 points. Constantine added seven points and rebounds with Jordan Barber also hitting for seven points.
Browning led all scorers with 30 points for Francis Marion. He went 12-of-24 from the field. Brandon Parker added 13 points and seven rebounds, while Warren Specht hit for a dozen points. Alexander grabbed a dozen rebounds.
Both team struggled from long range. Catawba made just 4-of-22 (18%) behind the arc, while the Patriots went 5-of-28 (18%). The Indians made just 50% (8-of-16) at the line with FMU slightly better at 13-of-24 (54%). Catawba held a 45-44 edge on the boards, but committed four more turnovers.
Catawba finishes up play in the Challenge on Saturday at 7 pm against 21st-ranked UNC Pembroke.
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