W. Carolina 70, The Citadel 53

Harouna Mutombo scored 24 points to lead Western Carolina over

The Citadel 70-53 on Thursday night, snapping a three-game losing


Keaton Cole added 15 points and Tawaski King grabbed 15 rebounds

to lead the Catamounts (11-17, 5-10 Southern Conference). The

victory was just Western Carolina’s second in its past nine


Western Carolina led 34-30 at the break and outscored the

Bulldogs 36-23 in the second half to seal the win. The Catamounts

also outrebounded The Citadel 55-27 and forced 17 Bulldogs’


Mike Groselle finished with 17 points and pulled down 10 boards

to pace The Citadel (4-22, 1-14), while Lawrence Miller added 14


The Bulldogs have now lost 11 straight games, with their last

win coming against Samford on Jan. 4. They also have an eight-game

losing skid during this campaign.