Scores

Final

Elon 67

(4-8, 1-3 Southern)

W Carolina 74

(8-5, 3-0 Southern)

    7:00 PM ET, January 10, 2009

    Ramsey Center, Cullowhee, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    ELON 35 3267
    WCU 38 3674

    Top Performers

    Elon: B. James 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Western Carolina: H. Mutombo 17 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    W. Carolina 74, Elon 67

    Associated Press

    CULLOWHEE, N.C. -- Harouna Mutombo scored 17 points and Western Carolina defeated Elon 74-67 on Saturday night.

    The Catamounts (8-5, 3-0 Southern Conference) won their third straight game, while the Phoenix (4-8, 1-3) lost their fourth in a row.

    Western Carolina shot 50 percent from the floor (28 of 56), but only 51.9 percent from the free-throw line (14 of 27).

    Elon led by as many as five points in the first half. Brigham Waginger hit a 3-pointer to give Western Carolina a 38-35 halftime lead, then the Catamounts built a nine-point advantage early in the second half.

    The Phoenix trimmed the margin to 49-44 with 12:25 left, but never got closer.

    Brandon Giles added 14 points for Western Carolina and Jake Robinson had 11.

    Brett James led Elon with 15 points, followed by Josh Bonney with 13, Ola Atoyebi with 11 and Chris Long with 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ELON
    WCU
    Points 67 74
    FG Made-Attempted 23-58 (.397) 28-56 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-16 (.250) 4-11 (.364)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-24 (.708) 14-27 (.519)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 13

    2008-09 Season

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