Nov. 29, 2016

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The Basics
Score: Campbell 50 - Western Carolina 48
Records: Western Carolina 2-6, Campbell 3-2
Location: Ramsey Center -- Cullowhee, N.C.

CULLOWHEE, N.C.. -- Western Carolina women's basketball dropped a heartbreaker falling to Campbell in overtime, 50-48, Tuesday afternoon in its annual Education Day game sponsored by United Community Bank.

With 15 seconds remaining in overtime, and Western Carolina down by three points, 48-45, freshman Tess Harris drained a three-pointer to knot the game at 48. Fifteen seconds was all Campbell needed as Makala Rouse hit the dagger shot with five seconds remaining to give the Camels the lead, 50-48, a shot that secured the game for Campbell.

Western Carolina led for over three and a half periods before Campbell took the lead, 38-37, with 2:45 remaining. The Catamounts quickly regained the lead and had a two-point advantage when Rouse, who was the hero of the game for Campbell in overtime, hit a lay-up to force overtime.

Junior forward Sherae Bonner shined through the heartbreak recording her fourth double-double, and second straight, with 21 points and 14 rebounds. She also hit the first three-pointer of her career.

Turning Point
With the Catamounts leading through three and a half periods, Western Carolina scored just six points in the fourth period allowing Campbell to climb back into the game and force overtime with the game knotted at 40 in regulation. Campbell outscored WCU 10-8 in overtime for the win.

Individual Leaders
- Bonner led all scorers with 21 points - the second game this season she has scored 20 or more points. She also had 14 rebounds to record her fourth double-double of the season.
- Sophomore Raziyah Farrington added 11 points.
- Kyia Hough dished out five assists.
- Campbell's Summer Price led the Camels with 19 points.

Inside the Box Score
- Western Carolina coughed up the ball 27 times to Campbell's 17.
- The Catamounts out-shot the Camels 40 percent to 31.7 percent but couldn't overcome the combined 20 percent shooting in the third and fourth period.
- Western Carolina hit just two field goals in the fourth period scoring a total of six points while Campbell scored 12 points in the fourth period.
- Western Carolina ripped down 39 rebounds - 31 on the defensive end.
- Campbell had six blocks in the game while WCU had three.

News & Notes
- With the loss, Western Carolina extends its losing streak to three straight.
- Bonner's 14 rebounds pushed her over the 500 career rebound mark, 508, making her the 26th player in WCU women's basketball history to go over 500 rebounds. She currently ranks 19th in the WCU record books and needs five rebounds to move into 18th.
- With five assists against Campbell, Hough has moved into the Top-25 for career assists as she currently has 147 in her career ranking her 22nd in the WCU record books.
- The 48 points scored by Western Carolina is the lowest scoring output of the season and the first time this season the Catamounts have scored below 50 points in a game.
- With the three-pointer against Campbell, Harris had hit at least on three-pointer in six of the last seven games.
- With the 11 points against Campbell, Farrington has scored in double figures in three of her last four games.

Up Next
Western Carolina heads back on the road for a three-game road swing beginning with a trip to Florida this weekend. The Catamounts will face Florida A&M Friday at 6 p.m. before meeting No. 8th ranked Florida State Sunday at 2 p.m. Both games can be heard on the Catamount Sports Network, online, with play-by-play announcer Kyle Rush.

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