Faulkner scores 18 to lift W. Carolina over Mercer 79-71
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Mason Faulkner scored 18 points, making 6 of 8 free throws in the final 34 seconds, and Western Carolina ran its winning streak to five with a 79-71 win over Mercer on Saturday.
Matt Halvorsen added 16 points for the Catamounts (12-3, 4-0 Southern Conference), including a big 3-pointer with 1:02 to play that made it a 73-65 game. Carlos Dotson added 12 points, making a layup and a jumper after the Bears had cut the lead to four with less than four minutes to play.
Ethan Stair was held to six points, 11 below his average.