Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

Men's Basketball VS Gaston College

Men's Basketball VS Gaston College

February 4, 2023 vs Gaston College

Final Score

Caldwell 93 Gaston College 87

Score by Halves

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Gaston College 37 50 87
CCC&TI Cobras 31 62 93

Box Score

Caldwell       Gaston College  
Player Points     Player Points
Toyaz Solomon 22     Da'Marco Watson 22
James Freeman 14     Caleb McCarty 17
Jalen Miller 13     Asi Hoyle 14
Caleb Mauldin 11     Jordan Guthrie 13
Pharrell Boyogueno 10     Yarayah Evans 10
Marcus Metcalf 8     Jamel Ukaegbu 6
Brandon Morgan 7    Dee Merriweather 5
Linwood Grandy 6       
Jakari Dula 2       

Game Recap:

Caldwell overcame a 14-point second half deficit to defeat Gaston 93-87 at home Saturday and remain undefeated in Region 10 Division 1 play.

Gaston led 52-38 with 15:40 remaining in the game when Marcus Metcalf hit a three-point basket to trim the Rhinos' lead to 52-41. Metcalf's basket started a 22-8 run by the Cobras over the next 5:27 of the game.

Toyaz Solomon's two free-throws with 10:13 remaining tied the game at 60. With 8:06 remaining in the game, Caleb Mauldin would connect on two free-throws to give the Cobras a 64-62 advantage, their first lead since 6-4 with 18:16 in the first half.

In the final minute, Gaston would close the deficit to 89-87 but Jalen Miller made two free-throws to push the advantage to 91-87. After a Gaston turnover, Jakari Dula would hit two free-throws with 14 seconds remaining to make the score 93-87. As a team, the Cobras went 32 of 39 from the free-throw line.

Soloman finished with 22 points to lead the Cobras in scoring. Five Cobras finished in double figures as James Freeman scored 14, Jalen Miller had 13, Caleb Mauldin had 11, and Pharrell Boyogueno scored 10 points off the bench.

Solomon Toyaz

Solomon Toyaz


Records: Caldwell 18-2 (6-0 Region 10 Div. 1), Gaston College 12-6 (2-3 Region 10 Div. 1)

Next Games:
Caldwell at Spartanburg Methodist, Wednesday, February 8, 7 p.m.
Gaston College at Cape Fear, Wednesday, February 8, 6 p.m.