November 14, 2018
Five in Double Figures as Indians Roll at Young Harris
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Devin Cooper
and Jameel Taylor dropped 17 points each, in Catawba’s victory at Young Harris Wednesday.
The Indians, who improved to 2-1 on the young season, jumped out to a 25-8 lead in the first nine minutes, after a lay-up by Carter Phillips. Catawba cruised to an 85-67 win over the 0-3 Mountain Lions.
Cooper and Taylor led five Indians in double-digits, as Carter Phillips added 15 points, Daquan Lilly
netted 12 and Jeremy McLaughlin added 11.
Young Harris clawed its way back into the game, after a 14-4 run. J.J. Flores and Zion Williams nailed back-to-back treys, cutting the Mountain Lions’ deficit to 27-22 at the 7:29 mark of the opening half.
The teams went to the half with the Indians leading 39-31.
Catawba continued its hot shooting in the second half, going 20-of-39 (51.3 percent) from the field. Lilly’s lay-up with seven minutes, 10 seconds left in regulation, gave the Indians their largest lead at 72-50.
The teams traded buckets the rest of the way for the final tally.
Williams led four Mountain Lions in double figures, recording a game-high 18 points. Nicksen Blanc added 12, while Justin Jones totaled 11 and Flores finished with 10.
Inside the Numbers:
- Catawba shot 48.6 percent (35-72), including 33.3 percent (8-24) from behind the 3-point line.
- Young Harris went 21-of-56 (37.5 percent) from the floor, including 6-of-23 (26.1 percent) from distance.
- The Indians owned the lane, outscoring Young Harris 50-26, while holding a 46-35 advantage on the glass.
- Catawba’s defense blocked seven shots, while the Mountain Lions recorded zero.
- The 67 points is the fewest allowed by Catawba, after surrendering 82 and 80 in the first two contests this season.
- Young Harris allowed 14 fast break points, while the Indians surrendered just four.
Catawba returns home for a two-game home stand, which encompasses an eight-day break for Thanksgiving. Elizabeth City State visits Goodman Gym Saturday in the second game of a doubleheader. The Lady Indians host Fayetteville State at 6 p.m.