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Shad Thomas
Shad Thomas led the Red Hawks with 30 points in the win.
photo courtesy of Catawba Valley Community College Athletics

CVCC Men’s Basketball Downs Louisburg Thanks to 30 Points From

The Catawba Valley Community College men’s basketball team earned a thrilling 90-88 victory against Louisburg on Wednesday night.

Catawba Valley sophomore forward Shad Thomas scored 30 points — one point off his career high — and sophomore guard Braden Graham made a pair of clutch free throws late to help seal the win.

The Red Hawks took a 52-45 lead at halftime behind 20 points from Thomas and 10 from guard Evan Presnell.

Louisburg rallied in the second half, making five 3-pointers and outscoring CVCC 43-38 during the half.

However, Catawba Valley withstood the surge, and Graham made two free throws in the final 55.8 seconds to help the Red Hawks hold on for the Region 10 win. Graham finished the contest with 10 points.

Javen Chandler also reached double figures in scoring for CVCC with 15 points.

The Catawba Valley Community College men’s basketball team returns to action on Saturday for home conference contest against Pitt. Tip off between the Red Hawks and Bulldogs is set for 3 p.m. Admission is $5.