Friday, March 7, 2014

WBB: Cats slam UNCG, will meet Furman on Saturday

So, who says you cant beat someone three times in a season?

Led by Justin Taylor's game high of of 21 points off the bench, the Catamounts rolled over the UNCG Spartans by 17 points in the first round of the Southern Conference Basketball Tournament at the Kimmel Arena in Asheville. Rena Wakama added twelve points to the 77-60 final score.

The Cats were 10 of 19 from three point range (53%) and just one three pointer shy of the school single game three point record. The hot shooting Cats hit 28 of 54 field goal attempts (52%), while holding the Spartans to 34% in field goal shooting.

On Saturday, the Cats will meet the #2 seed Furman Paladins at approximately 4:30 pm. The Paladins are 18-11 overall this season, and 12-6 in conference play this season, are are on a 5 game win streak. The Cats come into this game with a 1-1 record against the Paladins, losing 69-76 on the road in Traveler's Rest, and winning back on Feb 1st by a final score of 65-54.

You can listen to the game on the Catamount Sports Network and watch on SoCon TV game time is scheduled for 4:30 pm.

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