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Men's Basketball Matches Opener Scoring Mark in Romp of FMU

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SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba got 26 points from Marcell Haskett and another 19 from Malik Constantine in a 115-82 romp over visiting Francis Marion to open the 2018-19 men’s basketball season on Friday night at Goodman Gym. The opener for both teams were part of the SAC/PBC Challenge.

Haskett drilled five three-pointers and hit on 9-of-12 shots and keyed the Catawba run over the final 10 minutes that put the games. The junior transfer scored 23 of his 26 points after the break. Constantine led the Catawba Indians in the opening half with 13 points, helping build a 53-35 bulge at the break.

The Indians canned an amazing 24-of-29 (83%) of their shots in final half and hit on 67% (43-of-64) for the game. FMU shot 43% and were outrebounded by the Indians 46-22.

Leading 14-10 after eight minutes, Constantine provided the spark that upped the margin to double digits. He scored eight points in a four-minute span which included three-pointers by Carter Phillips and Haskett to push the lead to 28-16 at the 7:15 mark. Jordan McElveen’s basket at the buzzer gave Catawba its largest lead of the half at 53-35.

The Patriots closed the gap to 10 early in the second half, but couldn’t get within single digits. Haskett, who had already hit a pair of three-pointer in the half, hit his last two and added three-point play during a 14-1 run that ballooned the lead to 86-63 with 7:58 left and put the game away.

Catawba also got double-digit scoring efforts from Devin Cooper (13 points) and Jameel Taylor (10 points). Taylor added eight assists and grabbed five rebounds. Constantine went 6-of-8 from the floor, was perfect on six shots at the line, and produced seven rebounds.

Brandon Parker paced FMU with 19 points. Ryan Davis knocked down 16 with Jaquez Smith scoreing 13. Kailex Stephens came off the bench for 10 points and five rebounds.

The 115 points matched the most points Catawba has ever scored in a home opener. The Indians began the 1972-73 campaign with a 115-72 victory over Shorter on Nov. 24, 1972. The most points in a season-opener came at then Atlantic Christian (now Barton) on Nov. 20, 1982 with Catawba claiming a 118-105 win.

Catawba will tangle with UNC Pembroke on Saturday at 2 p.m., while Francis Marion caps the Challenge versus Newberry at 4 p.m.

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1
February 1

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 1)

Baseball vs, Lynn 6-5

2
February 2

Track/Field @ Camel City Invite (Day 2)

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-10

Softball @ Augusta 2-1

Softball @ Augusta 5-2

3
February 3

Esports League of Legends Show Match 2-1

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 8-2

4
February 4

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 3-1

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February 6

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 1)

Softball vs. LIMESTONE 5-6

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 9-7

Softball vs. LIMESTONE 0-2

Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 41-56

Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 84-75

7
February 7

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 2)

8
February 8

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 3)

Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 1)

Baseball vs. WEST VIRGINIA ST. 10-3

Baseball vs. WEST VIRGINIA ST. 10-3

9
February 9

Swimming @ BMC Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-5th

Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 2)

Tennis (W) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7-0

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 13-17

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 7-4

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 82-61

Softball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 9-0

Basketball (M) @ Mars HIll 89-66

10
February 10

Softball vs. VIRGINIA ST. 12-4

Baseball vs. MARS HILL 15-0

Softball vs. VIRGINIA ST. 10-2

Baseball vs. MARS HILL 11-1

11
February 11

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Collegiate - Day 1 (St. Johns GC)

12
February 12

Track/Field @ Queens Multi Meet (Day 1) 

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Collegiate - Day 2 (St. Johns GC) 19th of 19

13
February 13

Track/Field @ Queens Multi Meet (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Coker 62-43

Basketball (M) @ Coker 94-69

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February 15

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Softball @ Barton 7-2

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 13-1

Lacrosse (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-10

Softball @ Barton 0-1

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-3

16
February 16

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 7-1

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 57-90

Lacrosse (W) @ Mount Olive 8-17

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 90-75

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February 18

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC)

Tennis (W) @ Shaw 7-0

Tennis (M) @ Shaw 5-2

19
February 19

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 3rd of 10

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY, ppd. 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 13-1

Softball vs. BELMONT ABBEY, ppd. 3 p.m.

20
February 20

Lacrosse (W) vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 12-9

Basketball (W) @ Queens 65-50

Basketball (M) @ Queens 8 p.m.

21
February 21

Tennis (W) vs. LEES-McRAE, ppd 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. LEES-McRAE, ppd 2 p.m.

22
February 22

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE, ppd 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE, ppd. 2 p.m.

Baseball vs. WINGATE 6 p.m.

23
February 23

Track/Field @ SAC Championships (Day 1)

Softball @ USC Aiken 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 2 p.m.

Softball @ USC Aiken 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. WINGATE 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ Florida Tech 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. WINGATE 6 p.m.

24
February 24

Track/Field @ SAC Championships (Day 2)

Softball vs. EMMANUEL 1 p.m.

Softball vs. EMMANUEL 3 p.m.

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February 26

Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.

27
February 27

Tennis (M) vs. JC SMITH 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 8 p.m.

28
February 28

Lacrosse (W) @ Limestone 4 p.m.

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