Sumler leads Western Carolina past Davidson 81-73
CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) -- Trey Sumler scored 24 points, making four 3-pointers, to lead Western Carolina to an 81-73 win over Davidson in Southern Conference play on Saturday.
Harouna Mutombo and Mike Williams each scored 13 points for the Catamounts (6-10, 2-2), who have won two in a row after losing all six of their games in December.
Western Carolina never trailed in the contest, shooting 50 percent (26 of 52) from the floor in the game.
Sumler's 3-pointer with 9:53 left in the second half gave the Catamounts a 57-47 lead. The Wildcats (7-8, 1-3) cut the margin to five points when Jake Cohen knocked down a jumper with 6:53 remaining, but Davidson did not pull closer the rest of the way.
JP Kuhlman and Nik Cochran had 13 points apiece for the Wildcats, who shot 41.1 percent from the floor. De'Mon Brooks finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds.
Updated January 8, 2011