January 6, 2018
Men's Basketball Falls to Hot-Shooting Eagles
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. -- Carson-Newman shot 57% and claimed a 101-75 win over visiting Catawba in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Holt Fieldhouse. The Eagles improve to 13-2 overall and 5-2 in the SAC. The Catawba Indians fall to 3-9 and 0-7.
Jerrin Morrison led Catawba with 17 points, while RJ Robinson came off the bench to score 16 points. DJ Johnson collected 10 points. Carter Phillips picked up seven points, grabbed eight rebounds, handed out five assists and recorded six steals.
Charles Clark had a big game for the Eagles, tossing in 30 points as he went 10-of-15 from the field and 7-for-11 behind the arc. Malik Abraham scored 20 off the bench, while Josh Murray had 15.
Carson-Newman started the game with a 9-2 run and never trailed. A 10-0 run increased the lead to 37-19 with 7:32 to go in the half. A three-pointer by Phillips and a jumper by Morrison got Catawba back within nine, but the Eagles took a 50-36 lead to the break.
The Eagles bridged halftime with a 12-0 run to push the lead to 57-36 early in the final half. The Eagles, who canned 15 three-pointers in 28 tries, held a comfortable lead the rest of the way.
Catawba is home on Wednesday as the Indians host Coker as part of a league doubleheader at 8 pm.
Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 1)
Soccer (W) vs. Carson-Newman (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 1-2
Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3
Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 2) W-4th;M-4th
Cross Country @ SAC Championships M-5th;W-5th
Football @ Newberry 10-40
Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-0
Volleyball @ Wingate (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 0-3
Basketball (M) vs. FRANCIS MARION 115-82
Basketball (W) @ North Greenville 62-67
Football @ Lenoir-Rhyne 21-63
Basketball (W) vs. Erskine 80-86
Basketball (M) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 75-80
Soccer (W) @ Carson-Newman (NCAA II Southeast Regional) 0-3
Basketball (M) @ Young Harris 85-67
Swimming @ Fall Frenzy (Day 1)
Swimming @ Fall Frenzy (Day 2)
Cross Country @ NCAA II Southeast Regional W-8th; M-10th
Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE 30-23
Basketball (W) vs. FAYETTEVILLE ST. 76-56
Basketball (M) vs. ELIZABETH CITY ST. 86-65
Swimming @ Fall Frenzy (Day 3) W-9th;M-9th
Basketball (W) @ Lees-McRae 5 p.m.
Basketball (M) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 7 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.
Swimming vs. CHOWAN
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