The Catawba Valley Community College men’s basketball team earned its 10th win of the season on Saturday, knocking off conference foe Fayetteville Tech 93-85 at the Tarlton Complex.
Jonathan McFall led the Red Hawks (10-6, 5-4 in Region 10) with 22 points. It was McFall’s fifth 20-point scoring output this season and his first since Dec. 17.
Four other Catawba Valley men’s basketball players reached double figures in scoring in Saturday’s Region 10 contest, including Jeremiah Keith (12 points), Tony Hauser (12), Byron Sanders (10) and Donovan Evans (10).
Tied 13-13 early in the first half, CVCC used a 10-0 run to gain control of the lead against the Trojans (5-8, 4-6 in Region 10). Evans made two 3-pointers during that early run, helping the Red Hawks gain a 23-13 advantage.
Despite its early deficit, Fayetteville Tech rallied, working its way back to trail by only 48-47 at halftime. Hauser led Catawba Valley in the first half with 10 points, while Evans and Sanders scored eight points each.
CVCC held a slim lead during the five minutes of the second half, but it managed to slowly pull away thanks to 16 second-half points by McFall.
The Catawba Valley Community College men’s basketball team will try to continue its positive momentum when it returns to the court on Monday night in a pivotal Region 10 contest against conference leader Davidson County.
Tip off between the Red Hawks and Storm is set for 7 p.m. at the Tarlton Complex. Admission is free.