February 22, 2021
Men's Basketball Knocks Off LR For Third Straight Win
SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba got a second straight double-double from freshman Bernard Pelote and 23 points from Marcus Burwell to score its third straight win by defeating visiting Lenoir-Rhyne 91-80 in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Monday night at Goodman Gym. The Catawba Indians improve to 7-10 overall and 7-10 in the SAC and secure a home game for Saturday’s opening round of the Pilot Flying J SAC Tournament. The Bears fall to 8-5 and 8-5.
The Indians trailed only briefly and took the lead for good at 20-18 on a pair of free throws by Terrence Whitfield at the 8:27 mark of the opening half. Back-to-back three-pointer by Traylynn Spencer pushed the lead to 28-20. Spencer’s fourth three-pointer of the half gave Catawba a 36-27 edge with four minutes remaining in the half.
Catawba took a 43-33 lead to the break. Spencer scored all of his career-high 16 points in the opening period where he went 6-for-7 and 4-of-5 from behind the arc.
The Indians built the lead to a dozen several times in the second half, but the Bears got within five after a three-pointer by Armon Muldrew with 5:27 left. Pelote and Burwell hit three-pointers to ease Catawba back out to a 76-67 edge with 2:58 to go.
Burwell was 7-of-12 shooting and canned three from long range. He added nine rebounds and four assists. Pelote scored 15 points and pulled down 11 boards. Spencer and Larry McLeod each had 16 and Caleb Robinson rounded out five double-digit scorers with 10.
Darius Simmons led the Bears with 25 points, going 11-of-16 from the field. R.J. Gunn added 21 points and eight rebounds. Muldrew tossed in a dozen in the loss.
Both teams shot 50%, but Catawba outrebounded the Bears 44-31. The Indians also did better at the line, making 17-of-22 (77%) to just 9-of-20 (45%) for LR.
Catawba travels to Wingate on Wednesday to close out the regular season against the Bulldogs at 8 p.m.
Basketball (W) LIMESTONE (Quarterfinal - SAC Tourn.) 81-60
Basketball (M) @ Tusculum (Quarterfinals - SAC Tourn.) 70-93
Tennis (W) @ Mars HIll 6-1
Tennis (M) @ Mars HIll 4-3
Baseball UNC PEMBROKE 12-7
Lacrosse (W) LIMESTONE 4-14
Softball LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-10
Softball LINCOLN MEMORIAL 5-3
Basketball (W) @ Tusculum (Semifinals - SAC Tourn.) 53-60
Soccer (W) BELMONT ABBEY (Exhib.) 7:30 p.m.
Baseball COKER 13-1
Baseball COKER 18-5
Tennis (W) LEES-McRAE 5-2
Tennis (M) LEES-McRAE 3-4
Lacrosse (M) LINCOLN MEMORIAL 20-7
Baseball COKER 2-1
Softball ANDERSON 4-2
Lacrosse (W) LINCOLN MEMORIAL 10-14
Baseball COKER 12-2
Softball ANDERSON 0-5
Tennis (M) @ Chowan 1 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Chowan 1 p.m.
Soccer (M) COKER 6:30 p.m.
Golf (M) @ Bearcat Inv.- Day 1 (Links at Stoney Point)
Golf (M) @ Bearcat Inv.- Day 2 (Links at Stoney Point)
Softball @ Mars Hill noon
Tennis (W) @ Limestone 2 p.m.
Softball @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Limestone 2 p.m.
Volleyball @ Wingate 7 p.m.
Baseball LINCOLN MEMORIAL 4 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) LIMESTONE 7 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 5 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 7:30 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.
Volleyball TUSCULUM 6 p.m.
Track/Field @ Lenoir-Rhyne Opener
Softball @ Carson-Newman noon
Tennis (W) UVA WISE 1 p.m.
Baseball @ Wingate 1 p.m.
Tennis (M) UVA WISE 1 p.m.
Softball @ Carson-Newman 2 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Newberry 4 p.m.
Baseball @ Wingate 4 p.m.
Volleyball UVA WISE 5 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Southern Wesleyan 1 p.m.
Baseball @ Wingate 2 p.m.
Lacrosse (W) @ Newberry 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Wingate 5 p.m.
Soccer (M) QUEENS (Exhib.) 7:30 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Hargett Memorial- Day 1 (Rolling Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ Cherokee Valley Inv.- Day 1 (Cherokee Valley GC)
Soccer (W) COKER 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Hargett Memorial- Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ Cherokee Valley Inv.- Day 2 (Cherokee Valley GC)
Baseball BELMONT ABBEY 4 p.m.
Softball TUSCULUM 1 p.m.
Tennis (W) QUEENS 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) QUEENS 2 p.m.
Softball TUSCULUM 3 p.m.
Lacrosse (W) LANDER 4 p.m.
Volleyball NEWBERRY 7 p.m.
Softball UNC PEMBROKE 2 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Wingate 4 p.m.
Softball UNC PEMBROKE 4 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Wingate 7 p.m.
Track/Field @ Davidson Memorial - Day 1
Volleyball ANDERSON 6 p.m.
Track/Field @ Davidson Memorial - Day 2
Softball @ Limestone noon
Football NEWBERRY 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Anderson 1 p.m.
Tennis (M) LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2 p.m.
Softball @ Limestone 2 p.m.
Lacrosse (W) @ UVA Wise 3 p.m.
Golf (M) @ Barton Spring Collegiate - Day 1 (Wilson CC)
Golf (W) @ Barton Spring Collegiate - Day 1 (Wilson CC)
Tennis (W) @ Anderson 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Anderson 2 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Barton Spring Collegiate - Day 2 (Wilson CC)
Golf (M) @ Barton Spring Collegiate - Day 2 (Wilson CC)
Baseball NORTH GEORGIA 2 p.m.
Softball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 4 p.m.
Softball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 6 p.m.
Lacrosse (W) WINGATE 4 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) WINGATE 7 p.m.
Softball BARTON 1 p.m.
Softball BARTON 3 p.m.
Soccer (W) LENOIR-RHYNE 5 p.m.
Soccer (M) LENOIR-RHYNE 7:30 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invite - Day 1
Softball @ Queens 1 p.m.
Softball @ Queens 3 p.m.
Volleyball @ Limestone 7 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invite - Day 2
Football @ Wingate
Baseball @ Queens noon
Tennis (M) TUSCULUM 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) TUSCULUM 2 p.m.
Baseball @ Queens 3 p.m.
Soccer (M) WINGATE 6:30 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 7 p.m.
Baseball @ Queens noon
Baseball @ Queens 3 p.m.
Golf (M) @ Trojan Inv.- Day 1 (Walnut Creek CC)
Golf (W) @ Lady Bearcat Inv.- Day 1 (Links at Stoney Point)
Tennis (M) COKER 1 p.m.
Tennis (W) COKER 1 p.m.
Golf (M) @ Trojan Inv.- Day 2 (Walnut Creek CC)
Golf (W) @ Lady Bearcat Inv.- Day 2 (Links at Stoney Point)
Volleyball @ Coker 6 p.m.
Lacrosse (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 7 p.m.
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