Saturday, December 24, 2016

Up next - Mars Hill

Mars Hill
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Cullowhee, NC - Ramsey Center
Radio: Catamount Sports Network
Talent: Gary Ayers (PxP) and Daniel Hooker
Video Stream: None
Game Notes:   Western Carolina    -     Mars Hill
Series:  The Cats are 21-7 overall against the Lions, in a series that started in 1945.  Western is 17-5 against the Lions in game played in Cullowhee, and 4-2 on the road.

Division II Mars Hill is a member of the South Atlantic Conference. Back on Nov. 22 of this year, Head Coach Rick Scruggs stepped down as the men's head coach at Mars Hill. Scruggs was in his fifth season with the Lions at the time of his resignation. Mars Hill appointed men's basketball assistant coach Vic Finora as the Interim Head Coach, his record at Mars Hill is 1-5.

The Lions are currently 3-7 overall on the season (1-4 in conference play). They are 0-4 in road games and 3-3 at home. The Lions come into the game on a 3 game skid. They are averaging 77 points per game, hitting 44% of their fiels goals, 32% of three-pointers and 67% of their free throw attempts. So far this year, the Lions have played ETSU (loss 104-67), Wofford (loss 79-76), and UNCG (loss 108-56).

Mars Hill Probable Starters
Valentin Bauer. Guard - Sr. 6-0, 175  (9 ppg)
Bennett Wilson, Guard - Jr. 5'10" 195  (12 ppg)
Indiana Rotondo, Guard - Fr. 6'1"  183  (3 ppg)
Vernon Jackson. Guard - So.  6'4"  180 lbs  (15 ppg)
Brandon Watkins. Forward - Jr.  6'6" 220   (5 ppg)

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