W. Carolina 80, Presbyterian 73
Harouna Mutombo led four Catamounts in double-figure scoring
with 20 points as Western Carolina downed Presbyterian 80-73 on
The Catamounts (2-1) put together a 13-point lead twice inside
the game’s final five minutes, but Presbyterian hung around until
The Blue Hose (2-2) trimmed the margin to five points on two
separate occasions in the closing moments, but the Catamounts
converted all eight free throw attempts to secure the victory.
It was the eighth straight win in the all-time series, which
Western Carolina now leads 12-1.
Tawaski King finished a perfect 8-for-8 from the floor with a
career-best 16 points. Keaton Cole drained three 3-pointers as a
part of his 12 points, matching his season-high with three steals
to pace the Catamounts.
Presbyterian’s leading scorer, Al’Lonzo Coleman, finished with