February 3, 2018
McLaughlin's Career-High Helps Men's Basketball Top Anderson
ANDERSON, S.C. -- Catawba rallied from a 10-point deficit midway through the second half to grab a 77-65 win against host Anderson in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Abney Center. The Catawba Indians improve to 7-13 overall and 4-11 in the SAC, while the Trojans fall to 7-15 and 5-9.
Anderson led 54-44 with just over 10 minutes to play and 59-51 with 8:09 left before Catawba stormed back. Jordan Barber started the rally with a three-pointer and after a Malik Constantine layup the Indians trailed just 61-60 with 6:46 remaining.
Jeremy McLaughlin, who had a career-high 23 points, tied the game at 62-all with 5:15 to go. McLaughlin’s dunk put the Indians up for good at 65-64 and the game swung after he took a charge from Trojan guard Randall Shaw, who objected to the call and was whistled for a technical foul. Catawba reeled off the next 12 points to push its lead to 77-64.
McLaughlin hit on 8-of-9 shots and went 7-of-10 at the line in posting his career-high 23 points. Jerrin Morrison scored 16 points, while Barber connected on four three-pointers for 16 points. Constantine added 11 points and went 7-0f-8 at the stripe. Catawba enjoyed one of its best games at the line, making 19-of-28 (68%) in a category where it ranks last in the SAC.
Gage Ellis led Anderson with 23 points. Jeremy Bouton added 15 and Rakish Taylor 11. The Trojans shot 51%, but had 23 turnovers, 10 more than Catawba.
Catawba is at home on Wednesday as the Indians host Lenoir-Rhyne at 8 pm.
Basketball (W) @ Chowan 5:30 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70
Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85
Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117
Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95
Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142
Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136
Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88
Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101
Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52
Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71
Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89
Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90
Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL 80-56
Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68
Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 65-73
Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92
Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1)
Swimming Men @ Lenoir-Rhyne 86-173
Swimming Women @ Lenoir-Rhyne 151-107
Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 65-47
Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 61-90
Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2)
Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 63-60
Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 86-89
Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)
Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)
Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 71-66
Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 99-97
Basketball (W) @ Wingate 67-69
Basketball (M) @ Wingate 80-84
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