Wcarolina 27 41 68
Gasouthern 29 38 67
Date of game: 1/11/2014

Recap: Ga Southern vs. Western Carolina

Statesboro, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - James Sinclair scored 15 points and recorded three steals as the Western Carolina Catamounts held on for a 68-67 decision over the Georgia Southern Eagles in a Southern Conference battle at Hanner Fieldhouse.

Trey Sumler and Brandon Boggs added 13 points each for the Catamounts (10-8, 3-0 SoCon) as they picked up their fourth consecutive win. Sumler also dealt out six of Western Carolina's 13 assists.

Jelani Hewitt poured in a game-high 23 points for GSU (8-9, 1-1). Tre Bussey contributed 14 points on 5-of-12 shooting from the floor while Brian Holmes and Angel Matias netted 11 points each. Matias also pulled down eight boards in the losing effort.

Despite missing all seven of their attempts from beyond the arc in the first half, the Eagles took a 29-27 lead into the intermission. WCU went into the break trailing after shooting 47.8 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes of action.

The Catamounts took control in the second period by connecting on 14-of-31 shots from the field and also, 10-of-15 tries at the free-throw line. Sumler knocked down a jumper with seven seconds left to give WCU a 68-64 advantage before Hewitt's last second 3-pointer reduced the margin to a single-point just prior to the final buzzer.

The Catamounts converted GSU's 11 turnovers into 15 points and outscored the Eagles, 15-6, from behind the 3-point line.

Game Notes

NASCAR News
Rain postpones Sprint Cup race at Richmond to Sunday

Persistent rain at Richmond International Raceway forced NASCAR officials to postpone Saturday night's Toyota Owners 400.

Pittsburgh Steelers 2015 Draft Preview

Unless something really jumps out at them, the Pittsburgh Steelers almost have to look at the cornerback position at the top of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Cardinals' Wainwright exits with injury

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright was forced to leave Saturday's game at Milwaukee after injuring his left leg while taking a swing at the plate.

Price, Rinne, Dubnyk named Vezina finalists

Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens, Pekka Rinne from the Nashville Predators and Minnesota's Devan Dubnyk have been named finalists for the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.