Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball Drops Decision at UNCP

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PEMBROKE, N.C. -- Catawba fell to host UNC Pembroke 91-67 in the final game of the SAC/PBC Challenge on Saturday night at Lumbee Guaranty Court. The Braves, ranked 21st in the D2SIDA Division II Poll, improve to 2-0. The Catawba Indians fall to 0-2.

UNC Pembroke never trailed and began to pull away midway through the first half. The Braves increased a two-point lead to 29-16 at the 7:48 mark of the first half. Catawba pulled back to within 39-33 at the break.

The Indians were close early in the second half before a 7-0 run by the Braves that was capped on a three-pointer and a layup by David Strother pushed UNCP out in front 54-39 with 14:41 left. Pembroke kept the double-digit margin the rest of the way.

Catawba got 16 points from Jerrin Morrison, who added eight rebounds. Malik Constantine and Jeremy McLaughlin each chipped in with 11 points. The Indians played without Jameel Taylor, who was injured in the opener.

UNCP put five players in double figures with Nigel Grant and Akia Pruitt posting double-doubles. Grant had 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Pruitt tallied 11 points with 10 boards. Strother scored 16 points and Jamal Bryant 14. The Braves controlled the with a 50-31 margin.

Catawba returns to action on Friday at Albany State at 7 pm.

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Basketball (W) @ Newberry, 6:00
Basketball (M) @ Newberry, 8:00

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January 3

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85

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January 5

Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117

Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95

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January 6

Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142

Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101

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January 10

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71

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January 12

Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89

Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90

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January 13

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL  80-56

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68

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January 17

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

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January 20

Swimming @ Lenoir-Rhyne

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1)

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 4 p.m.

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January 21

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2)

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January 24

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

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January 26

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)

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January 27

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.

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January 31

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

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