Greensboro, NC (Sports Network) - Trey Sumler led the way with 21 points as
the Western Carolina Catamounts outlasted the UNC Greensboro Spartans, 70-68,
in a Southern Conference matchup at Greensboro Coliseum.
For the Catamounts (11-15, 8-6 SoCon), Tawaski King added 13 points and
Brandon Boggs chipped in with 11 but shot just 3-of-14 from the floor along
Derrell Armstrong led the Spartans (7-17, 5-8) with 18 points, while Nicholas
Paulos finished with 16, Trevis Simpson scored 15 points and David Williams
UNCG shot 47.8 percent from the field in the first half, including 4-of-9 from
beyond the 3-point arc, as it took a 34-31 lead into intermission. WCU made
just 40 percent from the floor through the first 20 minutes, including 2-of-7
from 3-point range.
The Catamounts continued to struggle from the field in the second half, making
only 34.5 percent of their shots, though they did connect on 4-of-10 from 3-
point range. The Spartans were somewhat better, hitting on 40 percent from
the field but just 3-of-12 from beyond the arc. The teams traded leads after
half and the Catamounts were down one, 66-65, with 1:31 to play, They finished
the contest on a 5-2 run, scoring all their points at the free-throw line on
5-of-6 shooting, as they pulled out the road victory.
The Catamounts dominated the boards, outrebounding the Spartans, 41-30, and
had the edge on points in the paint, 19-5.
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