Basketball (M)

Men's Hoops Come up Short Against Queens 94-84

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Salisbury, NC -- In a battle of two teams tied for second place in the SAC standings, Queens (19-6, 14-5 SAC) defeated Catawba (18-7, 13-6 SAC) 94-84 inside Goodman Gym Wednesday night to take sole possession of second place in the standings.

The Royals started out hot as they put the Indians in a hole early. Kenny Dye and Daniel Carr were big parts of that as Dye would finish the game with a team high 25 points while Carr finished with 23. Queens shot 61% in the first half to put pressure on Catawba's defense.

The Indians shot 62% in the half, but the Royals hit eight more free throws and three more three pointers to take a 10 point halftime lead. Ace Carter led Catawba with 12 first half points off the bench. Zaqwuan Matthews hit two shots from long range to have 6 points at the half. The Indians hit 5 three pointers in half number one.

The second half saw Catawba come out more focused and cut the lead down as the half progressed. At one point in the half, Catawba took a one point lead on Queens as the crowd was fired up the entire way.  The teams went back and forth in a high energy battle down to the final minutes.

Queens would pull away in the final minutes of the half to secure the victory as their offense was too much for the Indians. Devin Cooper led Catawba with 21 points on the night on 8-17 shooting.

Marcell Haskett had a big second half and ended the game with 19 points. Haskett also hit four shots from behind the arc. Daquan Lilly would finish the game with 12 points and 6 rebounds.

This Saturday Catawba will host Lincoln Memorial for senior night. Gametime is scheduled for 4:00 pm.

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