Friday, February 15, 2013

WCU at Elon - It's 1 vs. 2 in the North

On Saturday evening, the Catamounts will travel from Geensboro to the Burlington suburb of Elon, NC for a quick stop-off at the smallest basketball venue in the Southern Conference.

Seating less that half of Wofford's BenJo Arena, Elon's Alumi Gym seats around 1,544. Expect it to be full, as North Division #1 team meets the North Division #2 team.

A win by the Phoenix will all but wrap up the top position in the North for Elon, which has won 9 of their last 10 games on their way to a 17-8 overall record entering the game.  For Western to remain in the hunt for a divisional championship or just that 4th tournament bye, the late season run mounted by the Catamounts must continue.

Leading the Phoenix in scoring is the duo of Lucas Troutman and Jack Isenbarger.  Troutman is putting up 15.1 points per game and Isenbarger is just behind with 14.2 points.  To come away with that victory, the Cats must protect the basketball,  reduce the stolen balls and other turnovers and control their fouls.  Elon is another good free throw shooting team, so we don't want them to win this game at the charity stripe.

Go Cats !!!!

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