Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Battle of Purple: Cats win Big

The Western Carolina Catamounts picked up their second straight win and improved their record to 3-4 overall and 1-0 in conference play with a 79-65 win over the Furman Paladins at Timmons Arena. 

This was the Southern Conference men's basketball opener for both schools.

Trey Sumler put up a game-high 24 points with Tom Tankelewicz adding 17 points in the second half.  Furman led in the rebounding category 40-32, and were able to capitalize on their rebounding edge with 11 second chance shots to the Cats five.

Turnovers were major for the Cats, as the Catamounts forced 19 turnovers by the Paladins and were able to score 17 points off turnovers, along with 18 fast break points, giving the scoring edge to the Cats.

On Saturday the Catamounts will travel to Richmond, Kentucky to meet the Eastern Kentucky Colonels at 7:30 pm.