ETSU looks to extend streak vs WCU
Western Carolina (7-23, 4-13) vs. East Tennessee State (22-8, 12-5)
Freedom Hall Civic Center, Johnson City, Tennessee; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
Parham posts career-high 38 to lead VMI past W Carolina
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Bubba Parham scored a career-high 38 points and Garrett Gilkeson and Myles Lewis each scored 15 and VMI beat Western 83-78 on Saturday to snap an eight-game losing...
Steger, Halvorsen lead W. Carolina past The Citadel 103-82
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Onno Steger scored 25 points and Matt Halvorsen added 24 points as Western Carolina beat the Citadel 103-82 on Saturday, snapping a four-game skid.
Steger and Halvorsen were both 6 of 9 from beyond the 3-point arc for the Catamounts (7-21, 4-11 Southern Conference), who hit 19 of 30 3-pointers overall, a season-high. Marc Gosselin had 18 points and six rebounds and Marcus Thomas had 13 points and six rebounds.
Gordon scores 25 points, Samford defeats W. Carolina 92-81
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Myron Gordon scored a career-high 25 points and Samford defeated Western Carolina 92-81 on Saturday.
Gordon was 9 of 11 from the field including three from distance for the Bulldogs (14-10, 4-2 Southern Conference). Kevion Nolan added 19 points, Brandon Austin had 18 points and five rebounds and Josh Sharkey had 11 points and 12 assists.
Samford shot 60 percent from the field compared to 45 percent for Western Carolina. The Bulldogs made 10 of 20 from 3-point range.
Thomas, Steger power Western Carolina past Chattanooga
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Sophomore Marcus Thomas poured in a career-high 32 points and Onno Steger added a career-best 30 points as Western Carolina snapped a three-game skid with a 105-96 victory over Chattanooga on Thursday night.
Parham’s 33 pts leads VMI past W Carolina 91-83
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Bubba Parham scored 33 points, Sarju Patel added 17 and VMI beat Western Carolina 91-83 on Saturday for its first Southern Conference win while ending a five-game losing streak.
Gibson, Halvorsen pace W. Carolina past The Citadel 94-82
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Kameron Gibson and Matt Halvorsen each scored 16 points, Carlos Dotson grabbed 14 rebounds and Western Carolina beat The Citadel 94-82 on Saturday.
The Catamounts (5-14, 2-4 Southern Conference) built a 27-10 lead in the first 10 minutes and never trailed. Halvorsen wrapped up scoring at the end of the half with three foul shots after getting fouled on a 3-point attempt for a 47-35 lead.
Steger with 23 leads Western Carolina past Samford 76-69
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Onno Steger scored 23 points and Western Carolina picked up its first conference win, beating Samford 76-69 on Saturday.
Steger was 9 of 14 from the field including five from distance for the Catamounts (4-13, 1-3 Southern Conference). Kameron Gibson added 20 points and five assists, Carlos Dotson had 13 points and 13 rebounds and Matt Halvorsen had 10 points.
Wofford runs away from Western Carolina behind Jackson
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Cameron Jackson scored 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds to help Wofford beat Western Carolina 74-54 on Saturday.
Matt Pegram scored 15 points and Fletcher Magee added 14 with three 3-pointers for the Terriers (10-4, 2-0 Southern Conference), who outscored the Catamounts 40-20 in the paint and outrebounded them 39-28. Donovan Theme-Love dished four of the Terriers' 13 assists and had two of the teams' eight steals.
Gibson leads Western Carolina past Jacksonville 77-65
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Kameron Gibson scored 19 points with a trio of 3-pointers to lead five players into double-figure scoring and Western Carolina defeated Jacksonville 77-65 on Saturday.
Matt Halvorsen and Carlos Dotson scored 13 each, Marcus Thomas 11 and Onno Steger 10 for Western Carolina, which ended a two-game slide.
The Catamounts (2-5) shot 53 percent from the floor (29-for-55) while Jacksonville was at 37 percent (22-59). Western Carolina also hit nine 3-pointers to 3 for Jacksonville.
Western Carolina beats NCCAA’s Hiwassee College 95-55
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Halvorsen scored 26 points, leading five players in double-figure scoring and Western Carolina picked up its first win of the season, beating Hiwassee College 94-55 on Saturday.
Halvorsen was 7 of 13 from the field including four from distance for the Catamounts (1-3). Marcus Thomas added 17 points and eight rebounds, Josh Cottrell had 12 points, Onno Steger had 11 points and five rebounds and Carlos Dotson led with 10 rebounds in addition to his 10 points.
Western Carolina holds off The Citadel late in 84-80 win
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Ashley Williams came off the bench to score 20 points and Western Carolina led wire-to-wire, posting an 84-80 win over The Citadel Wednesday night.
The Catamounts held a 49-31 lead at the break and maintained a double-digit advantage until the Bulldogs made it 74-65 on an Ezekiel Balogun free throw with 4:08 left.
ETSU shoots 73 percent in 1st half, cruises by WCU 75-52
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Tevin Glass made all seven of his field-goal attempts for 14 points and East Tennessee State shot 73 percent in the first half en route to a 75-52 victory over Western Carolina on Saturday.
The Buccaneers finished at 57.1 percent from the floor.
Denzel-Dyson leads Samford to 70-65 win over W Carolina
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Demetrius Denzel-Dyson scored 15 points, Wyatt Walker added 11 and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Samford beat Western Carolina 70-65 on Monday night to win its fourth straight and open Southern Conference play at 2-0 for the first time in school history.