Basketball (M)

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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«October 2018»
October 2

Volleyball @ Wingate 0-3

October 3

Soccer (W) vs. WINGATE 2-1

Soccer (M) vs. WINGATE 1-5

October 5

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 92-170

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

October 6

Volleyball @ Newberry 3-2

Football vs. ALBANY STATE 21-35

Soccer (M) vs. SHAW 3-0

Soccer (W) vs. SHAW 6-1

October 7

Tennis (M) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 3-4

Tennis (W) vs. BLUEFIELD ST. 7-0

October 8


October 9

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of SALISBURY) 10th of 18

Tennis (W) vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST, ppd. 5 p.m.

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

October 10

Soccer (W) @ Mars Hill 1-0

October 12

Cross Country Royals Challenge M-15th;W-19th

Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

October 13

Swimming Women @ Converse Invite (Day 2) 1st of 5

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3

Football @ Wingate 25-35

October 14

Soccer (M) vs. COKER 1-2

Soccer (W) vs. COKER 5-0

October 15

Golf (W) @ Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Inv. - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

October 16

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Inv. - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 9th of 14

Golf (W) @ Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 9th of 14

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 2-3

October 17

Soccer (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-4

Soccer (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 1-4

October 19

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-3

October 20

Football vs. TUSCULUM 55-37

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-0

Soccer (W) vs. ANDERSON 3-0

Soccer (M) vs. ANDERSON 0-2

October 22

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)

October 23

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC) 

October 24

Soccer (W) vs. CHOWAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7:30 p.m.

October 25

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 2 p.m.

October 26

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 7 p.m.

October 27

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.

October 30

Soccer (W) SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (M) @ Wichita St. (Exhib.)

Volleyball vs. COKER 6:30 p.m.


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