W. Carolina 83, Georgia Southern 68
Brandon Giles scored 19 points, 16 of them in the first half,
and Western Carolina defeated Georgia Southern 83-68 on Thursday
The Catamounts (18-5, 8-3 Southern Conference) shot 51.5 percent
(35-for-68) from the field, including 65.0 percent (26-for-40) by
Giles made 7 of 9 shots in the first half, which ended with
Western Carolina ahead 42-31, and finished 8-for-14. Adrian
Gailliard had 15 points on 7-for-7 shooting and Mike Williams added
14 points, shooting 7-for-10,
The Eagles (6-18, 3-18) got no closer than seven points in the
second half, pulling within 60-53 with 10:21 left. The Catamounts
answered with a 10-3 run for a 70-56 lead with 6:40 left.
Colby Wohlleb scored a career-best 22 points for Georgia
Southern, including six 3-pointers. Rory Spencer pulled down nine
rebounds for the Eagles and blocked five shots.