Basketball (M)

Men's Hoops Gets First Win of the Season 86-72

Florence, SC -- It was a solid first victory for the Catawba men's basketball team (1-1) as they defeated Francis Marion (0-2) 86-72 in their second game of the SAC/Peach Belt Challenge.

It was an all around effort for Catawba as four players scored in double figures. Devin Cooper led the way for the second straight game scoring 21 points. Cooper also scored 30 points in the team's 95-90 loss to UNC Pembroke yesterday afternoon.

Marcell Haskett played big as he scored 16 points on the night. Ben Zemonek posted a double-double with an 11 point, 10 rebound performance.

The first half was tight, however Catawba would pull away late as they held a 44-33 lead at halftime. The Indians would then take over early in the second half to put the Patriots away.

Next up for Catawba is a road game on November 13 at Virginia Union. Gametime is set for 7 pm.

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