February 14, 2018
Men's Basketball Gets Important Win at Coker
HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- Catawba got a late basket by Jeremy McLaughlin, who also blocked a Coker three-point try with a second to go, as the Catawba Indians pulled out a 79-77 win over the host Cobras in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Wednesday night at the DeLoach Center. The Catawba Indians improve to 10-13 overall and 6-11 in the SAC, moving into a three-way tie for seventh in the league. Coker falls to 11-14 and 8-8.
In a game that featured 14 ties and 16 lead changes, McLaughlin snapped the last tie with a layup with 14 seconds to play. The junior would block a Coker three-point try from the corner with a second to go and Jerrin Morrison tipped away a lob attempt on the ensuing inbound play to secure the victory.
Morrison finished with a game-high 22 points and collected a double-double by adding 10 rebounds. McLaughlin and John McRae each added a dozen points with Jordan Barber hitting for 10. Barber added six assists and three steals, while TJ Jeffers added five assists, including one on the game-winner to McLaughlin.
Down one at the break, the Indians moved ahead 63-58 on a tip in by McLaughlin with 9:50 to play. Coker rallied back, using a 13-2 run to go up 71-65 on a three-pointer by Khalil Hall with 6:01 left. Two free throws by Morrison, a layup by McLaughlin and a dunk by McRae tied the game with 4:56 remaining. A McRae free throw completed a three-point play for a 72-71 edge.
Demarco Jackson gave the Cobras a 75-73 lead with four minutes left, but two free throws by Barber and a basket by McLaughlin regained the lead for Catawba at 77-75 with 2:02 remaining. Donte Samuels hit two free throws to bring Coker even with 1:38 left then both teams missed shots on their next possessions to set up the final seconds.
Catawba shot 51% in the win, including 54% in the second half when the Cobras made just 39%. The Indians used a plus-seven margin on the boards to offset seven more turnovers.
Samuels led Coker with a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds. Halls and Jake Barrett also scored 15 points. Marquis Green chipped in with 10 points.
Catawba hosts Carson-Newman in its final home game of the year on Saturday at 4 pm. Catawba will recognize its 1982-83 championship team at halftime.
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Soccer (W) vs. WINGATE 2-1
Soccer (M) vs. WINGATE 1-5
Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 92-170
Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3
Volleyball @ Newberry 3-2
Football vs. ALBANY STATE 21-35
Soccer (M) vs. SHAW 3-0
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Tennis (M) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 3-4
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Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of SALISBURY)
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Tennis (W) vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST, ppd. 5 p.m.
Volleyball @ Coker 1-3
Soccer (W) @ Mars Hill 1-0
Cross Country Royals Challenge M-15th;W-19th
Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 1)
Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3
Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 2) 1st of 5
Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3
Football @ Wingate 25-35
Soccer (M) vs. COKER 1-2
Soccer (W) vs. COKER 5-0
Golf (W) @ Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Inv. - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
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Golf (W) @ Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 9th of 14
Volleyball vs. QUEENS 2-3
Soccer (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-4
Soccer (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-4
Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-3
Football vs. TUSCULUM 55-37
Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-0
Soccer (W) vs. ANDERSON 3-0
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Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)
Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)
Soccer (W) vs. CHOWAN 2 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7:30 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 2 p.m.
Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 7 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) noon
Football vs. LIMESTONE 1:30 p.m.
Volleyball @ Tusculum 2 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Carson-Newman 5 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Carson-Newman 7:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Basketball (M) @ Wichita St. (Exhib.)
Volleyball vs. COKER 6:30 p.m.
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