The Basics

Score: North Carolina A&T 69, Western Carolina 51

Records: Western Carolina 1-8, NC A&T 2-5

Location: Ramsey Center, Cullowhee, N.C.       

CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Freshman guard Ashley Foster came off the bench to score a career-high 17 points in Western Carolina women’s basketball’s 69-51 Thursday in the Ramsey Center.


Turning Point:

North Carolina A&T outscored Western Carolina 37-16 in the first two periods, shooting 52.9 percent from the field in the second period and outscoring WCU 22-7 in that period, to build a lead Western Carolina could not dig out from under.


Individual Leaders:

  • Foster had a career day for Western Carolina with her 17 points and also career-highs in made field goals (5) and three-pointers (4).
  • Junior Tess Harris was the second Catamount to score in double figures with 12.
  • Freshman Jewel Smalls just missed scoring in double figures with eight points and also pulled down a team-high five rebounds.
  • NC A&T’s Charme Lilly led the Aggies and tied the game-high with 17 points.


Inside the Box Score:

  • Western Carolina made one more three-pointer then NC A&T connecting on 10 treys to the Aggies nine.
  • The Catamounts did not score in double digits in the first two periods, nine in the first and seven in the second, which set them back in an attempt to claw back into the game.
  • Western Carolina had 22 turnovers in the game leading to 26 points for NC A&T.
  • North Carolina A&T led for the entirety of the game and at one point build a 24 point lead, with 6:26 left in the third, over the Catamounts.
  • The Aggies scored 30 of their 69 points inside the paint.
  • NC A&T shot 42.2 percent from the field to Western Carolina’s 35.3.

News & Notes:

  • Western Carolina’s 10 three-pointers against NC A&T ties for 10th in the WCU record books for most three-pointers in a game and is also the most this season for WCU.
  • All 12 of Harris’ points were from behind the three-point line.
  • Harris and Foster combined for eight of Western Carolina’s 10 three-pointers.
  • Western Carolina has now lost six-straight to North Carolina A&T.
  • The Catamounts are suffering through a six-game losing streak after the loss to the Aggies.
  • Foster’s 17 point performance is the first time this season she has scored in double figures and becomes the third Catamount freshman this season to score in double figures following in the footsteps of rookie’s Smalls and Gabby Smith.



Western Carolina will host its annual Education Day game Dec. 4 at noon in the Ramsey Center facing off against USC Upstate.

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