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Javen Chandler (1) drives to the basket during Wednesday’s basketball game in front of teammate Tyjae Haynes (22) and a host of Erskine JV players.
photo courtesy of Catawba Valley Community College Athletics

CVCC Men’s Basketball Opens Season With Resounding Win

The Catawba Valley Community College men’s basketball team kicked off its 2022-23 season on Wednesday with a 108-63 victory against the Erskine JV team.

The 108 points scored by the Red Hawks are the most ever in a men’s basketball season opener.

Javen Chandler paced Catawba Valley with a career-high 28 points and 10 rebounds — all off the bench. Nasim Fuller added 24 points, seven assists and five steals to lead all starters.

In his program debut, Red Hawk guard Evan Presnell scored 19 points and made seven assists and a team-best six steals.

Catawba Valley forward Tyjae Haynes also recorded a double double off the bench, scoring 13 points and grabbing a team-high 11 rebounds.

The Red Hawks led 55-22 at halftime, and they outscored the Flying Fleet 53-41 during the second half to earn the season-opening victory.

The Catawba Valley Community College men’s basketball team returns to action on Wednesday for a road rivalry contest against Caldwell. Tip off is set for 7 p.m. in Hudson.