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Burwell and Pelote Earn SAC Postseason Honors

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ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) -- Catawba senior guard Marcus Burwell and freshman guard Bernard Pelote have earned postseason men’s basketball honors from the South Atlantic Conference which was announced on Wednesday. Burwell was an honorable mention All-SAC pick, while Pelote garnered a spot on the All-Freshman Team.

Burwell was Catawba’s leading scorer this season with 14.1 points a contest. In Catawba’s late season push where it won five of its last seven games, Burwell averaged nearly 20 points per contest with a career-high 30 in the regular-season finale. He ranked fourth in the SAC in assists at 4.4 a game, pulled down 3.2 rebounds per outing and recorded a team-high 26 steals.

Pelote was also key to Catawba’s late season success. He finished the year averaging 7.4 points a game, but averaged 16 points a game over the final five contests and posted two double-doubles. Peolote added 3.3 rebounds a game with nearly eight a game over the final five of the season.

Tusculum guard Trenton Gibson was voted the 2020-21 SAC Player of the Year with Lenoir-Rhyne’s Davion Bradford taking home Defensive Player of the Year honors. Ren Dyer, of Carson-Newman, was voted the SAC Freshman of the Year and Carson-Newman head coach Chuck Benson was tabbed as the Coach of the Year.

Gibson ranked in the top-five in scoring (third), rebounding (third), and assists (fourth) in the SAC, averaging 18.8 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game. Bradford averaged two steals and 4.4 rebounds per game. In all, he finished the year with 28 steals, two blocks and 62 rebounds.

Dyer averaged 11.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game this season. Benson led the Eagles to a 14-5 overall record and finished fourth in the league after being a preseason No. 9 pick in the SAC coaches poll.

2020-21 South Atlantic Conference Men’s Basketball All-Conference Teams and Award Winners

First Team
Trenton Gibson, Tusculum
Devin Whitfield, Lincoln Memorial
Quandaveon McCollum, Newberry
R.J. Gunn, Lenoir-Rhyne
Jarren Cottingham, Wingate
Cameron Whiteside, UVA Wise
 
Second Team
Cameron Henry, Lincoln Memorial
Kenny Dye, Queens
Gavin Rains, Queens
TJ Brown, Newberry
Darius Simmons, Lenoir-Rhyne
Jamari Smith, Queens
 
Honorable Mention
Tripp Davis, Carson-Newman
Francis Sio, Wingate
Marcus Burwell, Catawba
Crosby James II, Anderson
James West IV, Tusculum
Luke Brenegan, Carson-Newman
 
All-Freshman
Ren Dyer, Carson-Newman
Inady Legiste, Tusculum
AJ McKee, Queens
Isayah Owens, Limestone
Bernard Pelote, Catawba
 
Player of the Year: Trenton Gibson, Tusculum
Freshman of the Year: Ren Dyer, Carson-Newman
Defensive Player of the Year: Davion Bradford, Lenoir-Rhyne
Coach of the Year: Chuck Benson, Carson-Newman

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«April 2021»
1
April 1

Tennis (W) @ Newberry 0-7

Soccer (W) @ Coker 1-0

Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1

2
April 2

Baseball @ Mars Hill 12-1

Softball NEWBERRY 5-4

Baseball @ Mars Hill 12-6

Softball NEWBERRY 8-7

3
April 3

Lacrosse (M) @ Mars Hill 16-8

Baseball @ Mars Hill 13-1

Baseball @ Mars Hill 11-0

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April 5

Tennis (W) TUSCULUM 2-5

Soccer (W) WINGATE (SAC Tournament - Quarterfinals) 2-1

6
April 6

Baseball @ Wingate 0-8

Baseball @ Wingate 5-2

7
April 7

Softball WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (W) @ Wingate 0-7

Softball WINGATE 5-2

Lacrosse (M) COKER 12-13

8
April 8

Soccer (W) LENOIR-RHYNE (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 0-1

9
April 9

Track/Field @ Flames Invitational - Day 1

Soccer (M) SHAW 3-2

Softball @ UVA Wise 10-6

Softball @ UVA Wise 2-3

10
April 10

Track/Field @ NC A&T Invite

Track/Field @ Flames Invitational - Day 2

Tennis (W) vs. Carson-Newman (Lake Norman Tennis Center) 1-6

11
April 11

Baseball UVA WISE 1 p.m.

Baseball UVA WISE 4 p.m.

12
April 12

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodlake GC ) 8 a.m.

Softball @ Carson-Newman 1 p.m.

Baseball UVA WISE 1 p.m.

Softball @ Carson-Newman 3 p.m.

Baseball UVA WISE 4 p.m.

13
April 13

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodlake GC ) 8:30 a.m.

Baseball MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

14
April 14

Softball @ Queens 1 p.m.

Softball @ Queens 3 p.m.

Beach Volleyball SPARTANBURG METHODIST 4 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) WINGATE 6 p.m.

Beach Volleyball SPARTANBURG METHODIST 6 p.m.

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April 16

Beach Volleyball @ Small College Championships

Softball COKER 3 p.m.

Baseball ANDERSON 4 p.m.

Softball COKER 5 p.m.

Baseball ANDERSON 7 p.m.

17
April 17

Beach Volleyball @ Small College Championships

Baseball ANDERSON 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) QUEENS 4 p.m.

Baseball ANDERSON 5 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) QUEENS 7 p.m.

18
April 18

Beach Volleyball @ Small College Championships

19
April 19

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodlake GC ) 8 a.m.

Baseball v. Belmont Abbey (Atrium Health Ballpark) 6 p.m.

20
April 20

Lacrosse (M) SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodlake GC ) 8:30 a.m.

Softball BELMONT ABBEY 1 p.m.

Softball BELMONT ABBEY 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 6 p.m.

21
April 21

Beach Volleyball ST. ANDREWS 5 p.m.

Beach Volleyball ST. ANDREWS 7 p.m.

22
April 22

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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April 23

Softball @ SAC Tournemant

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Beach Volleyball Erskine vs. CVCC 2 p.m.

Beach Volleyball CVCC 5 p.m.

24
April 24

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships - Day 1 9 a.m.

Beach Volleyball ERSKINE 9:30 a.m.

Beach Volleyball Free Volleyball Clinic (Beach & Indoor) 11:30 a.m.

Beach Volleyball ERSKINE 2:30 p.m.

25
April 25

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships - Day 2 9:30 a.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship) 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship) 4 p.m.

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April 26

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

27
April 27

Beach Volleyball SANDHILLS CC 4 p.m.

Beach Volleyball SANDHILLS CC 6 p.m.

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April 29

Beach Volleyball Tusculum vs. Carson-Newman 11 a.m.

Beach Volleyball LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Beach Volleyball Carson-Newman vs. Lincoln Memorial 4 p.m.

Beach Volleyball TUSCULUM 6 p.m.

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April 30

Beach Volleyball Lincoln Memorial vs. Tusculum 11 a.m.

Beach Volleyball CARSON-NEWMAN 1 p.m.

Beach Volleyball Tusculum vs. Carson-Newman 4 p.m.

Beach Volleyball LINCOLN MEMORIAL 6 p.m.

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