Freshmen lead way in Red Hawks' in season-opening win

Freshmen lead way in Red Hawks' in season-opening win

HICKORY, N.C. — The Catawba Valley Community College men's basketball team opened its 2021-22 season with a 93-70 victory on Monday night at the Tarlton Complex.

A trio of freshmen led the way for the Red Hawks (1-0), including Shad Thomas with 24 points, Nasim Fuller with 17 points and Collin Lewis with 14 points

Catawba Valley jumped out to a quick 18-2 lead against Montreat during the first half of Monday's non-conference contest.

The Cavaliers were able to get back into the game by capitalizing on their 3-point shooting, making nine shots from behind the arc to pull within 52-40 of the lead at halftime.

Thomas led the way for CVCC at the break with 18 points, while Fuller added 11.

The Red Hawks exploded out of the gate in the second half, outscoring the Cavaliers 24-8 during the first 10 minutes of the half to pull away for the win.

The CVCC men's basketball team returns to action on Monday, Nov. 8 for its first road contest of the 2021-22 season — traveling to Sanford to take on Central Carolina. Tip off is set for 7 p.m.