Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball falls at Francis Marion

FLORENCE, SC Ė Catawba College fell to host Francis Marion 75-60 in menís basketball action on Tuesday night. Catawba was led by Helgi Magnusson (Reykjavik, ICELAND), who scored 20 points. The Indians fall to 3-3, while the Patriots improve to 5-0. Catawba led briefly over the first five minutes before Francis Marion took the lead for good at 10-8 on a layin by David Hawkins with 13:44 in the opening half. The Indians stayed close until the final five minutes before the break. Catawba trailed 26-22 with just over four minute left when the Patriots closed the half on an 11-3 run to take a 37-25 lead. Francis Marion upped its advantage to 43-25 in the opening minutes of the final half and held a double-digit lead the rest of the way. Randy Williams led four Francis Marion double figure scorers with 18. Timo Verwimp (Cologne, GERMANY) had seven points and 10 rebounds for Catawba, while Duke Phipps (Newport News, VA) and Chris Wooldridge (Norfolk, VA) each added nine points. #####

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