Elon 80
Wcarolina 67
Date of game: 1/14/2013

Recap: Western Carolina vs. Elon

Cullowhee, NC (Sports Network) - Lucas Troutman registered a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds to lift the Elon Phoenix to an 80-67 victory over the Western Carolina Catamounts in a Southern Conference bout at the Ramsey Center.

Jack Isenbarger chipped in 16 points for Elon (9-7, 2-2 SoCon) while Sebastian Koch finished with 15 points and five assists. Ryley Beaumont scored 12 points as the Phoenix ended their brief two-game losing streak.

Western Carolina (7-10, 4-1) suffered its first SoCon loss of the season despite a game-high 32 points by Trey Sumler. Mike Brown tallied 10 points whole Tawaski King grabbed seven boards for the Catamounts, who had won their previous three games.

The Phoenix were in control early on and held a 21-14 edge on the scoreboard after a Troutman dunk with 7:49 left before halftime, but Western Carolina fought back and took a 31-27 lead into the intermission. Elon hit 33.3 percent of its field goal its the opening period while the hosts were slightly better with a 38.7 percent success rate from the floor.

Elon used a 15-0 run to pull away to a sizeable 62-48 advantage with 7:37 left. The Phoenix scored 14 points off of turnovers converted 15-of-16 at the free throw line over the final 20 minutes to take down WCU.

The Catamounts were outscored, 30-22, in the paint in the contest.

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