Score: Furman 71 - Western Carolina 56
Records: Western Carolina 6-21, 2-11 SoCon, Furman 14-13, 7-5 SoCon
Location: Timmons Arena - Greenville, S.C.
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Western Carolina women's basketball had three players score in double figures in a 71-56 loss at Furman Saturday in Timmons Arena.
Freshman guard Raziyah Farrington led the way for Western Carolina scoring 16 points and hitting the Catamounts' lone three pointer. Sheare Bonner just missed a double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds and Kyia Hough added 10.
Trailing 33-27 at the half, Western Carolina battled through an 11 point deficit in the third to trim the Paladin lead to four, 45-41 with 2:31 left when Angel Allen hit a pair of free throws. Furman outscored WCU 8-2 to close out the third period and it was all the momentum the Paladins would need headed to the final period.
Furman scored the first points of the fourth period to build a 10-point, 53-43 lead. Farrington's pair of free throws cut the Paladin lead to single digits, 53-45, with eight plus minutes left -- it would be the last time Furman would lead by single digits.
Leading by four, 45-41, with 2:31 left in the third, Furman closed out the period on an 8-2 run and built the momentum and lead it would need to close out the game.
- Farrington was one point shy of tying her career-high with 16 points.
- Erika Joseph ripped down a team-leading 10 rebounds.
- For the fourth time this season Hough tied her season-high of 10 points.
- Bonner just missed a double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds.
- Furman's Whitney Bunn led all scorers with 25.
Inside the Box Score
- Furman hit six three-pointers to Western Carolina's one.
- Furman had only five turnovers in the game to Western Carolina's 12 turning those Catamount turnovers to 13 points.
- Western Carolina shot 31.3 percent from the field while Furman shot 44.8 percent. - Furman ripped down 49 rebounds, 27 on the defensive end, while WCU had 35 and only eight offensive.
- Western Carolina was 13-of-21 from the free throw line and Furman was 15-of-23.
News & Notes
- With the lone Catamount three-pointer in the game, WCU kept its streak a live hitting at least one three-pointer in all 27 games.
- Western Carolina is now 0-14 on the road.
- Farrington's seven rebounds was a season-high.
- With the loss, WCU ties its longest losing streak of the season
- With two blocks against Wofford, Bonner now has 40 for the season moving her to eighth in the WCU record books for blocks. She needs one more to move to seventh.
Western Carolina closes out the regular season Feb. 27 at UNCG.
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