Basketball (M)

Catawba Drops a Heartbreaker

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SALISBURY, N.C. – Wednesday’s marquee match-up on the South Atlantic Conference men’s schedule, ended in disappointment for Catawba.

Nationally-ranked and separated by 45 miles, the top-two teams in the conference battled for 40 minutes, with No. 10 Queens escaping Goodman Gym with an 87-86 over hosts No. 24 Catawba.

The Indians fell to 13-3 overall and 6-2 in league play. Queens remains undefeated in eight conference games, improving to 16-2 overall.

Trailing by one with 13 seconds remaining, Catawba had three cracks at grabbing the lead. Jameel Taylor was called for a very questionable player-control foul, giving the ball back to the Royals.

Queens’ Josh Broddowicz attempted to in-bound the ball and his errant pass went out of bounds, handing the ball back to Catawba in the offensive zone, with three seconds left on the clock. Taylor grabbed an offensive rebound on a missed shot by teammate Ben Zemonek.

A crowd of over 1,100 went from a fever pitch to stunned silence as Taylor’s shot at the buzzer came up short, snapping the Indians’ five-game winning streak.

Marcell Haskett came off the Catawba bench and drained a career-high seven 3-pointers, including back-to-back triples, giving his team what appeared to be a comfortable 10-point lead with 12:23 remaining. The seven 3-point field goals is the third most by a Catawba player in a single game, two shy of the program record of nine.

The Royals clawed their way back into the contest with an 18-8 run, tying the game for the 11th time at 68-68 with 7:27 left in regulation. Down the stretch the game was tied five times, with seven lead changes.

A lay-up by Taylor with 29 seconds left gave Catawba a two-point advantage at 86-84. Kenny Dye’s trey with 13 seconds was the final lead change, vaulting Queens to the 87-86 advantage and setting up the final sequence.

Haskett finished with 21 points. Taylor added 19, while Devin Cooper dropped in 13. Jordan McElveen tallied 12 points and a team-high nine rebounds.

Queens’ Shaun Willet, the reigning SAC Player of the Week, recorded his nation’s best 15th double-double of the season with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Daniel Carr netted 21 points, while Van Turner recorded 13 points. Lewis Diankulu poured in 11 points.

Inside the Numbers:
- Catawba lost at home for just the second time this season, by a total of six points.
- Haskett went 7-of-9 from behind the 3-point line.
- Queens was 16-of-20 (80 percent) at the free-throw line, while the Indians finished 11-for-16 (68.8 percent).
- The Royals outscored Catawba 51-43 in the second half.

Up Next:
Catawba travels to Anderson, S.C. Saturday. Tip-off against Anderson is at 6 p.m.

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April 1

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (WindRiver GC)

Golf (W) @ McAmis Memorial - Day 1 (Link Hills CC)

2
April 2

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 2 (WindRiver GC) 17th of 20

Golf (W) @ McAmis Memorial - Day 2 (Link HIlls CC) 1st of 6

Baseball vs. BARTON 12-2

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April 3

Softball @ Wingate 6-5

Tennis (W) vs. QUEENS 2-5

Tennis (M) vs. QUEENS 2-5

Softball @ Wingate 2-6

Lacrosse (W) vs. QUEENS 8-17

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April 5

Lacrosse (M) @ Limestone 7-24

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April 6

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football BLUE/WHITE SPRING GAME

Softball @ King 10-1

Baseball vs. QUEENS 16-10

Softball @ King 1-7

Baseball vs. QUEENS 8-3

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April 7

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Lake Hickory CC)

Baseball vs. QUEENS 2-5

Softball @ Lees-McRae, ccd. 1 p.m.

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April 8

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Lake Hickory CC)

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April 9

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Lake Hickory CC) 9th of 11

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April 10

Tennis (W) @ Anderson 2-5

Tennis (M) @ Anderson 1-6

Softball vs. COKER 2-1

Softball vs. COKER 1-0

Lacrosse (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 15-16

Baseball vs. LANDER 14-11

Lacrosse (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 5-17

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April 11

Tennis (M) @ Newberry 2-5

Tennis (W) @ Newberry 6-1

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April 12

Baseball @ Newberry 2-4

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April 13

Tennis (M) vs. Tusculum 1-6

Tennis (W) vs. Tusculum 0-7

Baseball @ Newberry 5-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. QUEENS 13-12

Softball @ Mars Hill 1-9

Softball @ Mars Hill 8-3

Baseball @ Newberry 2-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. YOUNG HARRIS 19-16

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April 14

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Camden CC)

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April 15

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Camden CC)

Tennis (M) @ Wingate (SAC Tournament Quarterfinals) 0-4

Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 18-6

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April 16

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Camden CC) 9th of 11

Tennis (W) @ Tusculum (SAC Tournament - Quarterfinals) 1-4

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 4-3

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April 17

Softball vs. NEWBERRY 10-12

Softball vs. NEWBERRY 2-5

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 9-6

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April 18

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

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April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-6th;W-8th

Lacrosse (W) vs. Tusculum 16-6

Lacrosse (M) vs. Tusculum 10-11

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April 22

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 5-8

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1-3

Baseball @ USC Aiken 8-4

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April 23

Lacrosse (W) vs, WINGATE (SAC Tournament -1st Round) 9-11

Baseball @ Winston-Salem St. 9-2

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April 26

Lacrosse (M) vs. Queens (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 7 p.m.

Baseball vs. Tusculum (SAC Tournament) 7:30 p.m.

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April 27

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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April 28

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

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April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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