Score: Western Carolina 95 - North Greenville 48
Records: Western Carolina 1-3, North Greenville 2-3
Location: Ramsey Center - Cullowhee, N.C.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina women's basketball picked up its first win of the season with a 95-48 victory over visiting North Greenville Sunday in the Ramsey Center.
Four Catamounts scored in double figures paced by freshman Tess Harris who poured in a career-high 23 points. She was followed by Kyia Hough who had 13 and Angel Allen and JonTay Mitchem who added 10.
Western Carolina shot a scorching 52.6 percent from the field and held North Greenville to 26.9 percent. The Catamounts got 58 of its 95 points from the bench.
With a 12-10 lead, at 2:06 left in the first period, Western Carolina went on a 17-0 run, from the end of the first period until 8:18 left in the second period to pull away from the Crusaders.
- Harris led all scorers with 23 points.
- Freshman Tembre Moates ripped down a career-high 10 rebounds.
- Allen had a career-high 10 points.
- Sherae Bonner just missed double figure rebounds with nine.
- Kyia Hough had a season-high 13 points, just one shy of tying her career-high.
Inside the Box Score
- Western Carolina shot a season-high 52.6 percent from the field.
- The Catamounts forced 21 North Greenville turnovers turning it into 23 WCU points.
- Western Carolina scored 20 or more points in all four periods ... North Greenville scored 20 points, 10 in the first and second period, in the first half.
- WCU ripped down a team-high 48 rebounds.
News & Notes
- With three blocks against North Greenville, Bonner has 10 blocks this season and 72 for her career. With the 72 blocks she continues to rank sixth in the WCU record books.
- The four WCU players scoring in double figures against the Crusaders is the most for the season. - Western Carolina's victory, against North Greenville, is the team's first win of the season and halts a three-game losing streak.
- The 30 free throws made, against North Greenville, ties for third in the WCU record books for free throws in a game. It ties with the 2007 Catamount squad who had 30 against Appalachian State. The 35 attempts ranks tied for 11th in the WCU record books.
- Harris' four three-pointers ties her career-high and her eight field goals is also career-high.
- Western Carolina begins a three-game road trip starting with Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday followed by a pair of games at the Cal Classic hosted by Cal Berkley.
Western Carolina heads on the road for a Tuesday tussle with Eastern Kentucky. Tip time is set for 5:30 p.m.
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