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Catawba men lose at Lincoln Memorial, 70-85

Staff reportLincoln Memorial shot 52.5 percent from the field and rolled past No. 11 Catawba’s men’s basketball team 85-70 in Harrogate, Tenn., on Wednesday.
Catawba (13-4, 5-1) suffered its first league loss. Second-place Lincoln Memorial (10-7, 5-2) is 4-0 in SAC home games.
Catawba established an 18-4 lead early, but Lincoln Memorial caught up at 28-28 on a 3-pointer by Stuart Miller and grabbed a 40-34 halftime edge.
The Railsplitters pulled away midway through the second half with a 7-0 run.
Dominick Reid paced Catawba with 22 points. Antonio Houston had 13 and Donald Rutherford 12.
The Indians shot just 38 percent for the game and were beaten 46-33 on the boards.
D’Mario Curry led the way for LMU, coming off the bench for 22 points and 17 rebounds, while Wadner Joseph had a game-high 23 points. Brandon Armstrong delivered a double-double with 15 points and 10 boards.
CATAWBA (70) ó Reid 22, Houston 13, Rutherford 12, Fields 8, Magnusson 6, Rose 5, Williams 2, Sossamon.
LINCOLN MEMORIAL (85) ó Wadner 23, Curry 22, Armstrong 15, Allen 7, Miller 6, Parker 4, Erland 2, Martin 2, Bogard 2, Whitaker 1, Johnson 1.
Catawba 34 36 ó 70
L. Memorial 40 45 ó 85

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