Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hilltoppers Roll in Cancun Challenge

Photo by J S Robinson WKU AMR
Trey Sumler hit a season-high 25 points for Western Carolina, but Western Kentucky's T.J. Price and Jamal Crook each posted career highs of 26 points to lead the Hilltoppers past Western Carolina 92-81 Saturday night at the E.A. Diddle Arena.

The Catamounts nearly matched the field goals of the Hilltoppers, making 26 shots from the field against 28 by the Hilltoppers. The difference in the game was WKU shot 51-percent from the floor to 45-percent for the Cats (including a meager 5-for-21 showing from beyond the 3-point line).

WCU (1-3) completes the mainland portion of the 2012 Cancun Challenge with two losses and travels to the Moon Palace Resort in Cancun, Mexico, for two games in tournament play on Tuesday, Nov. 20 and Wednesday, Nov. 21.

The Catamounts face Austin Peay at 1:30 pm ET on Tuesday afternoon. If the Catamounts win on Tuesday, they face the winner of the Gardner-Webb/Howard game at 4:00 pm on Wednesday. If the Cats lose on Tuesday they play in the 1:30 pm game on Wednesday against the loser of the Gardner-Webb/Howard game.