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NCAA Game Summary - Western Carolina at Georgia Southern



(Saturday, January 11th)

Final Score: Western Carolina 68, Georgia Southern 67

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.

01/11 16:27:24 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
Final
CWS 4
BOS 6
Final
HOU 4
KAN 6
8:10pm Wednesday
MIN 0
TOR 0
Final
ANA 5
OAK 4
Final
SDP 4
COL 2
Final
SFG 2
LOS 1
1:05pm Today
PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
Final
MIL 103
ATL 111
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
Final
MIA 87
PHI 100
Final
NYK 95
TOR 92
Final
MIN 130
UTA 136
Final
BOS 102
WAS 118
Final
DEN 112
GSW 116
Final
POR 110
LAC 104
Final
SAC 99
PHO 104
Final
TAM 4
MON 5
Final
PIT 4
CLB 3
Final
ANA 4
DAL 3
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR