Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball Topped by Tusculum in Home Opener


SALISBURY, N.C. -- Tusculum pulled away late to grab an 86-74 win over host Catawba in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym. The Pioneers improve to 2-2 overall and 2-0 in the SAC. The Catawba Indians move to 1-3 and 0-2.

Caleb Robinson canned 11-of-16 shots en route to a game his 23 points for Catawba. He would grab eight rebounds and post three steals. Trevion Lamar added 14 points and Ben Bowen 11.

The teams battled through eight ties and three lead changes before the Pioneers spurted ahead to stay over the final 10 minutes. A Trenton Gibson three-point play on a follow shots put Tusculum on top for good at 59-58 with 10:47 left.

Catawba had rallied from a seven-point deficit earlier in the half and took a 58-54 lead after two free throws by Ray Kowalski. The Indians then hit a drought, scoring just two points over the next six minutes and trailed 71-60 after a three-pointer by Jalen Crowder with 5:44 remaining.

Tusculum held a 47-32 edge on the boards and had 17 offensive rebounds. Gibson scored 21 points for the visitors with William Vedder posting 14 points and 10 rebounds. Inady Legiste scored 14 points off the bench and Crowder followed with 11.

Catawba travels to Lincoln Memorial on Tuesday for a 7:30 p.m. contest.

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«November 2021»
November 3

Soccer (M) NEWBERRY 3-2

Volleyball @ Queens 0-3

Soccer (W) NEWBERRY 2-0

November 5

Basketball (M) @ East Tennessee St. (Exhib.) L,58-91

November 6

Cross Country @ NCAA II Southeast Regional (Milliken Research Park) M-3rd;W-11th

Football UVA WISE 7-30

Soccer (M) @ Limestone (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 1-0

Volleyball CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2

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November 10

Volleyball COKER (Senior Night) 3-0

November 12

Soccer (W) v. Carson-Newman (SAC Tournament Semifinals at Mecklenburg Co. Sportsplex) 3-0

Swimming Men @ Wingate 88-117

Swimming Men v. Lenoir-Rhyne 102-95

Basketball (M) v. JC Smith 81-69

Basketball (W) v. North Greenville 86-56

Soccer (M) v. Mars Hill (SAC Tournament Semifinals at Mecklenburg Co. Sportsplex) 2-3

November 13

Swimming WOMEN vs. WINGATE 46-155

Swimming WOMEN vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 80-117

Football @ Lenoir-Rhyne 3-56

Basketball (M) v. UNC Pembroke 68-92

Basketball (W) @ Belmont Abbey 74-43

Volleyball @ Wingate 1-3

November 14

Soccer (W) v. Queens (SAC Tournament Championship - Mecklenburg Co. Sportsplex) 1-0

November 16

Volleyball @ Tusculum (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 0-3

November 17

Basketball (W) @ Queens 70-57

Basketball (M) @ Queens 71-82

November 19

Swimming @ Union College Invitational (Day 1) 

Soccer (W) LENOIR-RHYNE (NCAA II Southeast Region Round 1) 0-0

November 20

Swimming @ Union College Invitational (Day 2) 

Cross Country Men @ NCAA II Championships (Abbey Golf Course) 33rd

Basketball (W) TUSCULUM 69-58

Basketball (M) TUSCULUM 74-86

November 21

Swimming @ Union College Invitational (Day 3) 

Soccer (W) Queens vs. Lenoir-RHyne (NCAA II Southeast Region Round 2) 2 p.m.

November 23

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 60-57

Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 77-93

November 27

Basketball (W) MARS HILL 87-60

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