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Area Sports Briefs: Catawba teams fall at LMU

From staff reports
Catawba’s men’s basketball team lost 95-73 at Lincoln Memorial on Saturday.
Third-ranked Lincoln Memorial went 22-0 in league play, the first perfect basketball season in the South Atlantic Conference in the 25-year history of the league.
Lincoln Memorial has won 16 straight games and 29 straight in the SAC.
Catawba (12-16, 10-12 SAC) got 20 points from Jameel Taylor and 11 each from Jerrin Morrison and Rakeen Brown.
Gerel Simmons scored 26 points on 10-of-14 shooting for the Railsplitters. Jalen Steele scored 19 points.
The Railsplitters shot 48.6 percent from the field.
Catawba shot 37.3 percent and was out-rebounded 55-28.
The Indians finished in seventh place.

Linc. Memorial 95, Catawba 73

CATAWBA (73)
Taylor 20, Morrison 11, Brown 11, Sampah 7, Perkins 7, Sealey 4, Warren 4, Burney 4, Barber 3, McLaughlin 2, Childress.
LINCOLN MEMORIAL (95)
Simmons 26, Steele 19, Choice 13, Pinson 10, McMillion 9, Webb 5, Blanc 4, Pierce 3, Spaw 3, Terry 3.

Catawba 38 35 — 73
Lincoln Memorial 48 47 — 95

Catawba women
Catawba’s women’s basketball team lost 62-58 at Lincoln Memorial on Saturday and tied for sixth place in the SAC.
Terri Rogers led the Indians with 20 points, and Bri Johnson scored 14.
Kiara Rawls led the Railsplitters with 14 points and made the layup with 1:25 left that put LMU ahead to stay.
Catawba shot 35.9 percent.

Linc. Memorial 95, Catawba 73

CATAWBA (58)
Rogers 20, Johnson1 4, Greer 8, S. Brown 8, Huntley 4, Butler 2, K. Brown 2, Dixon, Ucinski.
LINCOLN MEMORIAL (62)
Rawls 14, Guy 13, Griffith 10, Kelly 8, Harding 6, Cox 5, Anderson 4, Coker 2.

Catawba 18 9 16 15 — 58
Lincoln Memorial 16 6 15 25 — 62

College baseball
Catawba split a SAC doubleheader at Newman Park with Newberry.
Zac Almond’s walk-off, three-run homer lifted Catawba to a 4-1 win in the nightcap.
Russ Weiker (3-1) went the distance on the mound. He struck out eight.
Luke Setzer drove in the first run for the Indians.
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In the first game of the doubleheader, Newberry’s Derek Olenchuk hit three homers and drove in eight runs to lead the Wolves to an 11-5 win.
Grayland Fowler homered for Catawba. Will Albertson and Setzer had three hits each for the Indians (6-5, 1-1). Chance Bowden and Dylan Richardson had two hits each.
Shaefer Shepard (2-2) took the loss.
The teams will finish the series today with a 1 p.m. game at Newman Park.
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Ryan Foster (Davie) pitched UNC Wilmington to a win against South Dakota State.

College softball
Catawba’s softball team (11-2) split two games on Saturday in Spartanburg, S.C.
In a 6-0 win against Bellarmine, Gina Gerone had two hits and drove in three runs. Caroline Turner, Delane Smith and Holli Chandler also had two hits each.
Carley Tysinger pitched five innings for the win, and Turner worked two innings. Tysinger fanned 10 and didn’t allow a hit.
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Turner pitched five innings but took the loss in a 2-1 setback against Augusta.
Tysinger drove in Turner with the Indians’ only run.

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