Scores

Final

W Carolina 72

(5-9, 3-0 Southern)

The Citadel 55

(3-9, 0-2 Southern)

    7:05 PM ET, January 5, 2013

    McAlister Field House, Charleston, South Carolina

    1 2 T
    WCU 36 3672
    CIT 25 3055

    Top Performers

    Western Carolina: T. Sumler 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast, 4 Stl

    The Citadel: P. Horgan 10 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast

    W. Carolina 72, The Citadel 55

    Associated Press

    CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Trey Sumler scored 17 points and Tom Tankelewicz chipped in 14 to lead Western Carolina to a 72-55 Southern Conference victory over The Citadel on Saturday night.

    Preston Ross scored 11 points and Brandon Boggs chipped in 10 for the Catamounts (5-9, 3-0), who are 3-0 in the league for the first time since the 2008-09 season. Sumler also had six assists, four steals and four rebounds. Western Carolina had lost three in a row, but two of the losses came to Georgetown (81-68) and Tennessee (66-52).

    Marshall Harris III and P.J. Horgan scored 10 points apiece for the Bulldogs (3-9, 0-2), who have lost eight in a row.

    The Catamounts led 36-25 at halftime and the closest the Bulldogs got in the second half was six points twice, the last at 46-40 on Mike Groselle's layup with 8:36 to go.

    The Catamounts won the turnover battle 16-9.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WCU
    CIT
    Points 72 55
    FG Made-Attempted 27-57 (.474) 21-48 (.438)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-15 (.400) 6-19 (.316)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-16 (.750) 7-8 (.875)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 10 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 19 1

    2012-13 Season

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