Basketball (W)

Catawba Drops Third Straight

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HICKORY, N.C. – When Catawba men’s basketball team found their offensive stroke, the deficit to Lenoir-Rhyne at Shuford Memorial Gym was too much to overcome Wednesday.

The Indians fell to fourth in the South Atlantic Conference at 13-5 overall and 6-4, one game behind their rivals from Hickory.

A 73-65 win by the Bears moved them up to third at 7-3 in league play and 14-4 on the campaign.

Catawba's senior guard Jameel Taylor led all scorers with 17 points, hitting six of his 13 attempts from the field. His 1,658 career points moved him to seventh on the Indians' All-Time Scoring list.

Trailing 37-18 after the first 20 minutes of play, Catawba scrambled and made a furious attempt at a comeback, falling eight points shy. Taylor’s jumper in the paint with 6:09 remaining, trimmed the Indians’ deficit to single digits, at 59-51. That was the smallest deficit since trailing 13-6, five and a half minutes into the contest.

Lenoir-Rhyne kept Catawba from getting closer until Marcell Haskett’s 3-pointer cut the margin to 69-65 with 22 seconds remaining. A pair of free throws and a lay-up by the Bears constituted their final margin of victory.

The Bears jumped out to an early lead and controlled the game from the start.

Heading to their respective benches for the first media timeout four minutes, nine seconds into the contest, Catawba trailed 10-2. Khaileel Dailey’s jumper with four seconds before the break gave the Bears their biggest lead of the contest at 19.

Devin Cooper and Jordan McElveen finished in double figures for the Indians with 14 and 13 points. Ben Zemonek grabbed a team high 12 rebounds.

Jonathan Jean led Lenoir-Rhyne with 16 points. Cory Thomas added 13 points and R.J. Gunn dropped in 11 points.

Inside the Numbers:
- Taylor needs 16 points and eight steals to crack the top five on Catawba’s All-Time List.
- Three of Catawba’s five losses came in the last three contests.
- The Indians went 7-for-30 (23.3 percent) from the field in the first half, missing all seven shots from 3-point range.
- Catawba outscored the Bears 36-24 in the paint and 13-6 in second-chance points.
- Lenoir-Rhyne went 20-27 (74 percent) from the free-throw line, while the Indians made 11-of-16 (69 percent.

Next Up:
The men face Tusculum in Greeneville, Tennessee Saturday, closing out a three-game road trip. Tip-off is scheduled for 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

56
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

1415
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 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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