Monday, January 14, 2013

Elon humbles the Cats at home

Courtesy WCU Sports
With the opportunity to move to 5-0 and their best start in conference history, the Catamounts were not up to the task Monday night in Cullowhee, as they fell to Elon 80-67 in Cullowhee.

The fact that the Cats had won 33 of the last 40 Southern Conference games in Cullowhee meant nothing to the Phoenix, as Elon out-scored the Catamounts by 17 points in the second half, after the Cats took a 4 point lead into the locker room at half-time.

Trey Sumler
The lone bright spot for the Cats was Trey Sumler, who scored a career high 32 points and had 5 rebounds.  The only other Catamount scoring in double figures was freshman Mike Brown, who replaced red-shirt junior Tom Tankelewicz in the starting line up, with 10 points.

Tankelewicz, a transfer from Charleston Southern and a WCU starter all season, was ruled academically ineligible effective today by the NCAA.  The decision has been appealed to the NCAA, and is thought to be a technicality, but the ineligibly is indefinite at this time.

The Cats travel to meet the red hot Bulldogs of Samford on Thurdsay at 8 pm (ET).


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