WESTERN CAROLINA CATAMOUNTS NEWS

Western Carolina beats VMI 81-68 for SoCon's No. 8 seed

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Marc Gosselin scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Western Carolina beat VMI 81-68 on Monday night for the No. 8 seed in the Southern Conference Tournament. Haboubacar Mutombo scored 16 points with five assists, Devin Peterson added 15 points, and Yalim Olcay had 14. The Catamounts (9-22, 4-14) shot 53.6 percent from the floor to VMI's 42.1 percent...
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February 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Western Carolina holds off The Citadel late in 84-80 win

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Ashley Williams came off the bench to score 20 points and Western Carolina led wire-to-wire, posting an 84-80 win over The Citadel Wednesday night. The Catamounts held a 49-31 lead at the break and maintained a double-digit advantage until the Bulldogs made it 74-65 on an Ezekiel Balogun free throw with 4:08 left. Warren Sledge hit a pair of free throws...
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February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Wofford beats Western Carolina 56

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Cameron Jackson and Eric Garcia each scored 19 points, Jackson added 10 rebounds, and Wofford blasted Western Carolina 84-56 on Saturday. After Haboubacar Mutombo's layup brought the Catamounts to within 23-20, Wofford (14-15, 9-7 Southern) went on a 21-6 run in the last 5:53 of the half for a 44-26 lead at intermission. Wofford extended its lead to 56...
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February 19, 2017

Mercer beats Western Carolina for 3rd straight win

MACON, Ga. (AP) Desmond Ringer and Ria'n Holland each finished with 16 points and Mercer won its third straight to reach the .500 mark in Southern Conference play with a 62-47 win over Western Carolina on Monday night. Mercer now sits at 5-5 in league play after a 2-5 start. Jordan Strawberry added nine points and four assists for the Bears (11-12, 5-5), who shot 48.9 percent...
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January 30, 2017  |  Discuss

ETSU shoots 73 percent in 1st half, cruises by WCU 75-52

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) Tevin Glass made all seven of his field-goal attempts for 14 points and East Tennessee State shot 73 percent in the first half en route to a 75-52 victory over Western Carolina on Saturday. The Buccaneers finished at 57.1 percent from the floor. ETSU had a 46-25 lead at halftime behind 14 points from Glass. The Buccaneers were 19 of 25 (73.1 percent)...
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January 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Western Carolina beats Division II Mars Hill 87-71

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Ashley Williams scored 24 points, Adam Sledd had 16 points and eight rebounds, and Western Carolina beat Division II Mars Hill 87-71 on Wednesday. After Mars Hill got within 52-50 on Luke Van-Rijn's 3-pointer with 12:22 remaining, Western Carolina went on a 12-0 run. Williams made a 3-pointer during the stretch and Sledd scored four points. Mars Hill was down...
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December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Charleston takes early lead, rolls over W. Carolina 77-59

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Joe Chealey hit 3 of 4 from long range to total 18 points and Jarrell Brantley also nailed 3 of 4 from beyond the arc for 17 as College of Charleston rolled over Western Carolina 77-59 on Thursday night. Grant Riller added 10 points and Marquise Pointer chipped in nine while dishing our four assists. Charleston (9-4), which has won six of its last seven games...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Carolina holds on to beat Appalachian State 58-53

BOONE, N.C. (AP) Haboubacar Mutombo scored 13 points; Devin Peterson added 11 and Western Carolina held off Appalachian State 58-53 on Saturday. Western Carolina (3-5) bounced back from a 46-point loss to Marquette on Wednesday and has won two of its last three. Deriece Parks made a pair of free throws to give the Catamounts a 56-53 lead with 22 seconds left. Emarius Logan drove...
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December 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Carolina tops VMI 32-29 with late touchdown pass

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Tyrie Adams threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Terryon Robinson with 54 seconds to play to lift Western Carolina to a 32-29 win over VMI on Saturday. The Catamounts (2-7, 1-6 Southern Conference) went 80 yards in five plays after Tahjai Watt blocked a 34-yard field goal attempt by Dillon Christopher of the Keydets (3-6, 1-5) with 1:37 left in the game. Adams...
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November 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Hamilton, Hodges duo push Samford past W. Carolina

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) Karel Hamilton caught 16 passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns and Samford pulled away from Western Carolina in the second half for a 30-17 win on Saturday night. Devlin Hodges completed 32 of his 49 passes for 375 yards and two scores, both to Hamilton, for the Bulldogs (6-1, 4-1 Southern Conference), who finished with 590 yards of total offense. K'rondis...
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October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Wofford with 4 rushing TDs, beats Western Carolina 31-19

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Lorenzo Long ran for 135 yards and two touchdowns and Wofford beat Western Carolina 31-19 on Saturday night. Cole Cleary had 70 yards on just two carries, including a 35-yard touchdown run. Andre Stoddard bullied in from the 3-yard line for another score. Long's scoring runs were from inside the 6-yard line, and his first TD stretched the Terriers' lead to...
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October 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Chattanooga beats Western Carolina in SoCon tourney 73-69

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Greg Pryor scored 16 points and top-seeded Chattanooga edged No. 5 seed Western Carolina 73-69 on Sunday in a Southern Conference tournament semifinal. The Mocs (28-5) broke the school record for wins in a season and will face second-seeded East Tennessee in the title game on Monday night. Western Carolina led early, but Chattanooga closed the gap with a...
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March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Carolina tops Wofford 88-83 in 2OT in SoCon

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Mike Brown scored a career-high 34 points and No. 5 seed Western Carolina beat No. 4 seed Wofford 88-83 in the second overtime on Saturday in a Southern Conference tournament quarterfinal matchup. The Catamounts (16-16) advanced to Sunday's semifinal against top-seeded Chattanooga (27-5), which beat Samford earlier Saturday. Brown's two free throws gave Western...
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March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Carolina beats Furman 73-62 for 4th win in a row

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Torrion Brummitt scored 19 points, added nine rebounds, and Western Carolina beat Furman 73-62 on Saturday. Mike Brown also had 19 points to go along with six assists for Western Carolina (15-16, 10-8 Southern Conference), which closed the regular season on a high note winning four-straight games. Western Carolina hit 51 percent of its shots while holding...
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February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Brown scores 12 points, leads W. Carolina over Wofford 53-48

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Mike Brown scored 12 points, including a key 3-pointer to help Western Carolina pull away and beat Wofford 53-48 on Thursday night for its third-straight win. Rhett Harrelson added 12 points for the Catamounts (14-16, 9-8 Southern Conference), who have won six of their last seven games and are alone in fifth place in the conference standings. Fletcher Magee...
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February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Brummitt scores 24, W. Carolina holds off The Citadel 102-97

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Torrion Brummitt had 24 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks and Western Carolina used two late free throws from Rhett Harrelson to hold off The Citadel 102-97 in front of a record crowd of 4,424 on Saturday, avenging an earlier one-point loss to the Bulldogs. Brummitt sailed in for a layup with just under a minute to go, lifting Western Carolina to a 100...
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February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

W. Carolina rallies to beat Mercer 72-65

MACON, Ga. (AP) Torrion Brummitt had 15 points and 10 rebounds as Western Carolina rallied in the second half to knock off Mercer 72-65 on Thursday night. Brummitt was 6 of 12 from the floor. Justin Browning added 11 points and had three assists and three steals for Western Carolina (12-16, 7-8 Southern Conference), which has won four of its last five games, including a 67-61...
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February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Harrelson helps Western Carolina beat Samford 76-71

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Rhett Harrelson scored 19 points and Western Carolina beat Samford 76-71 on Saturday. Harrelson was 5 of 6 from the floor - all 3-pointers - for the Catamounts (11-15, 6-7 Southern). Torrion Brummitt scored 16 points and Mike Brown added 14 points with 10 rebounds and five assists. Western Carolina trailed by one with 8:10 to go, but Harrelson and Justin...
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February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Carolina upsets SoCon leader Chattanooga 67-61

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Torrion Brummitt scored 16 points and collected 10 rebounds and Western Carolina knocked off Southern Conference leader Chattanooga 67-61 on Thursday night. Brummit was 8 of 11 from the field while Devin Peterson also scored 16 points and Mike Brown 10 for the Catamounts (10-15, 5-7), who shot 50 percent. Eric Robertson scored 13 points, Dee Oldham 11 and...
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February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

UNC-Greensboro dominates Western Carolina in 75-58 win

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Kayel Locke scored 17 points, and Asad Lamot added 13 points to lead North Carolina-Greensboro past Western Carolina 75-58 on Thursday night. The Catamounts are winless on the road, and had their eight-game win streak snapped against North Carolina-Greensboro. The Spartans (9-14, 5-5 Southern) raced to 21-6 lead and were never challenged. Francis Alonso...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Carolina beats Mercer in 2 overtimes, 86-80

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Mike Brown scored 25 points, including seven in the second overtime, and Rhett Harrelson added key points in Western Carolina's 86-80 win over Mercer on Sunday. Brown's layup and short jumper gave the Catamounts (8-12, 3-4 Southern) an 80-75 lead. Harrelson's jumper and three Brown free throws made it 84-78 before Harrelson added two more free throws with...
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January 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Samford coasts in second half to 84-68 win over W Carolina

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Wyatt Walker scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, including six on the offensive end, and Samford cruised to an 84-68 win over Western Carolina on Saturday night. Walker finished 11 of 15 from the field. Matt Rose scored 16 points and Marcus Johnson had 13 for the Bulldogs (11-8, 2-4 Southern Conference), who snapped a three-game losing streak. Darius...
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January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Carolina outlasts UNC Greensboro 83-77 in OT

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Rhett Harrelson scored 22 points, including six 3-pointers, and Western Carolina held off UNC Greensboro 83-77 in overtime on Monday night. UNC Greensboro's RJ White made a layup with 3:56 left in the extra period to give the Spartans a 75-74 lead. But Torrion Brummitt's 3-point play on the ensuing possession regained the lead for Western Carolina and sparked...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Carolina cruises past VMI 73-52

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Rhett Harrelson scored 23 points, tying his season high with six 3-pointers, and Western Carolina defeated VMI 73-52 on Saturday to pick up its first Southern Conference win. The Catamounts (6-9, 1-1) took control late in the first half, when Harrelson hit three consecutive 3-pointers to break a 17-17 tie and start a 22-7 run toward a 39-24 lead at the half...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Brown scores 22, Western Carolina beats Mars Hill 82-62

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Mike Brown scored 22, and Rhett Harrelson added 13 points, including four 3-pointers, with six assists to help Western Carolina beat Division II Mars Hill 82-62 Wednesday. Elijah Pughsley hit three 3s and finished with 13 points for Western Carolina (5-8). Torrion Brummitt had 12 points and nine rebounds. Neither team scored until Justin Browning hit a pair...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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