November 27, 2021
Men's Basketball Falls to Mars Hill After Slow Start
SALISBURY, N.C. -- Mars Hill never trailed in taking an 89-75 win over host Catawba in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym. The Lions won for the just the fifth time in 23 trips to Salisbury and improve to 3-3 overall and 3-1 in the SAC. The Catawba Indians go to 1-5 and 0-4.
The Lions took the lead for good at 4-2 on a jumper by Kadyn Dawkins at the 17:14 mark of the first half. The lead would grow to double-digits in the opening seven minutes. Catawba struggled to find the mark in the first 20 minutes, making just 5-of-28 shots and shooting 18%. The Indians went 0-for-10 from long range.
Mars Hill pushed its lead to 20 early in the second half and led 63-37 with 10:36 remaining. Down 22 with just over three minutes to play, Catawba tried to pull off a startling comeback.
Ray Kowalski and Trevion Lamar hit three-pointers following Mars Hill turnovers to make it 78-63 with 2:48 left. Kowalski added a layup after a turnover and three free throws following a defensive rebound to cut the lead to 78-68 with 2:07 to go. Mars Hill settled down and went 6-for-8 at the line to hold on.
Caleb Robinson led Catawba with 23 points, while Kowalki followed with 19 points, all in the second half. Lamar posted 12 points, nine rebounds and three assists. Dawkins scored 29 points to pace Mars Hill. Isayah Johnson added 18 and Michael Houge had a double-double with 12 points and 17 rebounds.
Mars Hill shot 48% to just 35% for the Indians. The Lions held a 50-40 edge in rebounds.
Catawba entertains Coker on Wednesday at Goodman Gym at 7:30 p.m.
|Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Inv. (Day 1),|
Basketball (M) YOUNG HARRIS (Postponed) 2 p.m.
Swimming FROSTBURG ST. (CANCELLED)
Basketball (W) @ Anderson 81-85
Basketball (W) @ Tusculum 58-48
Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 73-85
Basketball (M) @ Anderson 93-87
Basketball (W) CARSON-NEWMAN 78-83
Basketball (M) CARSON-NEWMAN 81-84
Basketball (W) NEWBERRY 80-44
Basketball (M) NEWBERRY 63-83
Basketball (W) @ Coker 60-56
Basketball (M) @ Coker (Postponed)
Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Inv. (Day 1)
Swimming @ Chowan (Cancelled)
Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Inv. (Day 2)
Basketball (W) LINCOLN MEMORIAL noon
Basketball (M) LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2 p.m.
Basketball (W) LIMESTONE 5:30 p.m.
Basketball (M) LIMESTONE 8 p.m.
Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 1)
Track/Field @ VMI Winter Relays (Day 2)
Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4:30 p.m.
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