Scores

Final

Samford 44

(11-18, 5-12 Southern)

W Carolina 61

(20-10, 10-7 Southern)

    7:00 PM ET, February 25, 2010

    Ramsey Center, Cullowhee, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    SAM 26 1844
    WCU 26 3561

    Top Performers

    Samford: T. Montgomery 10 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Western Carolina: B. Giles 19 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast

    W. Carolina 61, Samford 44

    Associated Press

    CULLOWHEE, N.C. -- Brandon Giles scored 19 points and Western Carolina beat Samford 61-44 on Thursday night to snap a two-game losing streak.

    The Catamounts (20-10, 10-7 Southern Conference), who reached the 20-win mark for the first time since the 1971-72 season, remain in fourth place in the conference.

    Keaton Cole added 11 points and Richie Gordon had 10 for the Catamounts.

    A dunk by Gordon with 11:56 to play capped a 10-0 run to give the Catamounts a 39-30 lead. Samford scored the next five points, but the Catamounts responded with an 8-1 run capped by another dunk by Gordon to put the game out of reach at 47-35 with 6:35 to play. The lead remained in double digits the rest of the way.

    The Catamounts shot 48.9 percent from the field (22 of 45).

    Josh Davis led the Bulldogs (11-18, 5-12) with 13 points and Trey Montgomery added 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SAM
    WCU
    Points 44 61
    FG Made-Attempted 18-45 (.400) 22-45 (.489)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-22 (.227) 9-22 (.409)
    FT Made-Attempted 3-4 (.750) 8-15 (.533)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 17

    2009-10 Season

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