The Catawba Valley Community College men’s basketball team suffered a 82-69 setback at home on Saturday against Louisburg at the Tarlton Complex.
Derrick Molden led the Red Hawks (5-4, 3-4 in Region 10) with 19 points, while Quincy Martin added 12 points.
Louisburg led 39-38 at halftime, and the two teams battled back and forth, trading the lead throughout the second half until the game’s closing moments.
The Hurricanes made 14 of their 19 second-half free throws, pulling away and eventually growing their lead into double digits on their way to the Region 10 victory.
The CVCC men’s basketball team will try to bounce back when it returns to action on Sunday for a second home conference game in as many days — this time against Lenoir Community College.
Tip off between the Red Hawks and Lancers is set for 3 p.m. at the Tarlton Complex.