The Catamounts were victorious over Chicago State, 66-61 in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic regional tournament on Wednesday to up their tournament record to 2-1. WCU's Torrion Brummitt scored 14 points and Rhett Harrelson had 11 points with six assists to lead the Cats.
With a commanding lead of 48-25 and about 15 remaining in the game, the Cats went into a scoring slump and Chicago State answered with a 23-5 run and pulled within five points, 53-48, with about 7 minutes left in the game. However, James Sinclair scored, then Mike Brown hit a three pointer and the Cats shot 8 of 14 from the charity line to to hold on.
Trayvon Palmer scored 13 points and Clarke Rosenberg had 10 for Chicago State, The Cougars were 22 of 61 for 36 percent from the field.
The Catamounts will next be in action Monday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. as they travel to Charleston Southern.
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