Red Hawks win streak snapped by Bulldogs

Red Hawks win streak snapped by Bulldogs

WINTERVILLE, N.C. — The Catawba Valley Community College men's basketball team had its three-game win streak snapped on Tuesday after falling 96-87 on the road at the hands of Pitt Community College.

After Pitt gained a 51-46 halftime lead, Brandon Faison erupted in the second half for the Bulldogs (9-4, 3-3 in Region X), scoring 18 of his team-high 26 points in the second half.

Tyrell Oglesby and Marcus Talley led the charge offensively for Catawba Valley (6-7, 1-3 in Region X) in Tuesday's contest.

A freshman from Inman, S.C., Oglesby scored a team-high 26 points, making 10-of-11 shots from the free throw line. He finished one point shy of his career high for points in a game.

Eighteen of Talley's career-high 22 points were scored on six made 3-point field goals. It was the second-straight game that Talley, a freshman from Charlotte, N.C., recorded a new career high in scoring.

The Red Hawks trailed 74-63 with just under seven minutes to go against the Bulldogs, but used a 6-0 run, including back-to-back baskets by Matthew Garay, to cut their deficit to as little as five points.

Despite the late run, Pitt was able to make its free throws down the stretch and hold on for the nine-point region victory.

The CVCC men's basketball team returns to action Wednesday for its second game in as many days. The Red Hawks travel to Greensboro, N.C. to take on Guilford Tech. Game time is set for 7 p.m.