Basketball (M)

Haskett Torches Former Team in Catawba's Win Over LMU

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SALISBURY, N.C. – A loud and raucous pro-Catawba crowd witnessed the most important game in nearly a decade for the men’s basketball program end with an Indians’ victory Saturday at Enoch A. Goodman Gym..

Entering the contest, Catawba and Lincoln Memorial were tied for second in the South Atlantic Conference standings, one game behind Queens.

Snapping an 11-game losing streak against the Railsplitters, Catawba improved to 13-2 overall and 6-1 in the league with a 96-83 victory over Lincoln Memorial, which fell to 10-4 on the campaign and 5-2 in the conference.

The last Indians’ victory in the series came by a score of 73-63, in Salisbury Feb. 2, 2013.

Marcell Haskett torched his former team, moving Catawba into sole possession of second place in the South Atlantic Conference.

Haskett, who signed with Lincoln Memorial before red-shirting his freshman season, tallied 22 points, three assists, two rebounds and two steals. He went 6-of-8 from the floor, making all four attempts from 3-point range and a perfect 6-for-6 at the free-throw line.

Jordan McElveen converted two free throws with 18:46 left in regulation, giving the Indians the lead for good. Lincoln Memorial’s Kamaran Calhoun, which sent McElveen to the line, tempers flared and both teams exchanged pleasantries.

Catawba was not pleased by extracurricular jawing and shoving, after the whistle, leading to a technical foul being assessed to a member of each team. The Indians fed off the exchange and used it as extra motivation. They scored 40 of the next 59 points, staking them to an 88-65 advantage, with 6:48 left. The 21-point cushion was their biggest of the game.

The two highest scoring offenses in the conference entered the locker rooms knotted at 44-44 with 10 ties and seven lead changes. Lincoln Memorial’s largest lead of the game came at the 16:07 mark of the opening period at 12-6, while Catawba never led by more than three in the first 20 minutes.

Haskett led five Indians in double figures, while Jeremy McLaughlin grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.

Jameel Taylor scored 19 points and became the 10th player in program history to tally more than 1,600 points in a career. He added five rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Malik Constantine added 15 points, while Devin Copper netted 12 and DaQuan Lilly totaled 11.

Lincoln Memorial recorded four players in double figures. Anthony Brown registered 22, Cameron Henry dropped 18, Cornelius Taylor accounted for 15 and Kamaran Calhoun totaled 11.

Inside the Numbers:
- Catawba outscored Lincoln Memorial 52-39 in the second half.
- The Indians overtook the Railsplitters for the most points scored per game in the SAC, averaging 89.4 points per game.
- Catawba converted 20 LMU turnovers into 30 points, while allowing nine points on 11 miscues.
- The Indians outscored Lincoln Memorial 11-6 on second-chance points, 14-4 on the break, and41-15 in bench points.
- Catawba’s 10 blocks is a season high.

Next Up:
First place in the South Atlantic is on the line when Catawba hosts Queens Wednesday, 30 minutes after the women’s game concludes. Nationally ranked No. 13 Queens is undefeated in the league at 7-0 and 15-2 overall.

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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

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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 4 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Queens 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Queens 8 p.m.

21
February 21

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

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

22
February 22

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

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 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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