Jan. 26, 2013
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Western Carolina women's basketball (5-13, 3-6 Southern Conference) dropped a road contest 70-47 to Colllege of Charleston (8-11, 5-6 SoCon) Saturday at TD Arena.
The Catamounts sufferered from anemic shooting in the first half and could never recover. Meanwhile, College of Charleston took advantage of the Catamounts' shooting woes to build a 35-18 first half lead.
Western Carolina shot as low as 11 percent percent from the field, in the first half, and ended the first 20 minutes shooting 27.6. The Catamounts also missed their chances from the free throw line going just 2-of-9 from the charity stripe in the first half.
Junior forward Alex Abraham scored the first four points of the second half for Western Carolina, but it wasn't enough to jump start the Catamounts. College of Charleston continued its offensive prowess it found in the first half, to keep the pressure on Western Carolina.
Western Carolina had 15 turnovers in the contest and College of Charleston scored 17 points off WCU miscues. The Catamounts shot 32.8 percent overall in the game. After shooting just two free throws on nine attempts, in the the first half, the Catamounts were 6-of-7 in the second. Another telling note, College of Charleston connected on eight three pointers in the game, and Western Carolina was 1-of-10 from behind the three-point line.
The Catamounts did better it's second-half point total, scoring 29 in the final 20 minutes. However, College of Charleston had 35 points. The Cougars ended the game shooting 32.8 percent from the field.
For the third straight game, freshman guard Lindsay Simpson scored in double figures, posting 11 points against the Cougars. Abraham added a season-high 10 points.
Western Carolina returns home at 7 p.m. Monday to host Davidson.