Score: Wofford 91, Western Carolina 65
Records: Western Carolina 3-12, 0-1 SoCon, Wofford 9-7, 1-0 SoCon
Location: Jerry Richardson Indoor, Spartanburg, S.C.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Western Carolina women’s basketball dropped its Southern Conference opener to Wofford 91-65 Thursday at Jerry Richardson Indoor.
After Western Carolina scored the first five points of the game, Wofford rolled off a 16-0 run, in the first period, and then capped it off by outscoring the Catamounts 30-18 in the second period.
- Western Carolina junior Tess Harris scored 11 first-half points and ended the game with 21.
- Wofford’s Chloe Wanink led all scorers with a career-high 40 points which were also Terrier women’s basketball’s single-game scoring record.
- The Catamounts’ Jewel Smalls had 13 points in the game while Angel Allen had 11 and Kayla Brown had 10.
- The 10 points by Brown was a career-high for the rookie.
Inside the Box Score
- Western Carolina scored just seven points in the first period with five of those points in the first three minutes.
- Wanink scored almost half of Wofford’s points in the game.
- Wofford scored 48 of its points inside the paint.
- Western Carolina won the fourth period outscoring Wofford 24-15.
- Wofford hit eight three-pointers in the game while Western Carolina hit six.
- Western Carolina earned 24 trips to the free throw line hitting 17 shooting 70.8 percent.
- Wofford won the rebounding battle 42-33.
- Wofford’s biggest lead in the game was by 36 with 22 seconds left in the third period.
- The Terriers shot 50.4 percent from the field while Western Carolina shot 34.4.
News & Notes
- Western Carolina is now 10-26 in Southern Conference openers.
- It is the first time in 10 games between Western Carolina and Wofford the contest hasn’t been decided by 10 points or less.
- Harris’ 21 points against Wofford is the fourth time this season she has scored in double figures and the third time she has scored 20 or more points in a game this year. It is also the fourth time in her career Harris has scored 20 or more points in a game.
- With Smalls’ 13 points against Wofford, she has now scored in double figures five times this season which leads the club. It is also the first time Smalls has scored in double figures since her career-high 16 points in the win over USC Upstate on Dec. 2. Her 13 points were three points shy of her career-high.
- The 91 points scored against Western Carolina, by Wofford, is the second most points the Terriers have scored against the Catamounts in the two team’s 51 meetings and just the second time Wofford has scored 90 or more points against WCU. The last time Wofford scored 90 or more points against Western Carolina was Dec. 30, 2001, when the Terriers earned a 97-88 victory, which was the most Wofford has scored against Western Carolina.
- Western Carolina’s 65 points, against Wofford, is the fifth time this season the Catamounts have scored 60 or more points in a game this season. When WCU scores 60 or more points the Catamounts are 2-3 on the year.
Western Carolina closes out its swing through the Palmetto state by traveling to Furman Saturday for a 2 p.m. tip-off.
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