Scores

Final

Methodis 76

(0-1, 0-1 away)

W Carolina 87

(2-2, 1-0 home)

    7:03 PM ET, November 14, 2007

    Ramsey Center, Cullowhee, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    MET 32 4476
    WCU 35 5287

    Top Performers

    Methodist: B. McDade 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Western Carolina: M. Porrini 15 Pts, 10 Reb, 7 Ast, 4 Stl

    W. Carolina 87, Methodist 76

    Associated Press

    CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) -- Nick Aldridge scored 22 points to lead Western Carolina to an 87-76 victory over Methodist on Wednesday night.

    Michael Porrini added 15 points and 10 rebounds and Brandon Giles had 13 points for the Catamounts (2-2), who snapped a two-game losing streak.

    Western Carolina shot 51.4 percent, outrebounded Division III Methodist 43-30 and scored 28 points off 25 turnovers by the Monarchs.

    Billy McDade led Methodist with 17 points, Brian Lane had 15, Travis McBryde scored 12 and A.B. Lehman had 11 points.

    The latest meeting between the cross-state schools was closer than most. Western Carolina had won the previous five meetings by an average of nearly 36 points, and the Catamounts won the most recent meeting in 1986 by 61 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MET
    WCU
    Points 76 87
    FG Made-Attempted 26-56 (.464) 38-74 (.514)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-24 (.417) 5-16 (.313)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-18 (.778) 6-12 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 17

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