Feb. 11, 2013
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Junior forward Shauna Terry scored a career-high 21 points, and just missed a double-double with nine rebounds, in Western Carolina women's basketball's (6-17, 4-10 Southern Conference) 54-50 loss at Wofford (7-14, 2-11 SoCon) Monday at Benjamin Johnson Arena.
Terry scored almost half of Western Carolina's point total and notched three blocks in the game. She now has 95 blocks in her career and needs nine to move into third place.
Western Carolina led 50-49 when Terry connected on a lay-up with 3:06 remaining in the game. After Terry's field goal, the Catamounts were held scoreless the remainder of the contest and Wofford scored the final five points of the game to secure the win.
It was a slow start as Wofford led 1-0 after the first media timeout in the first half. Terry came off the bench, after the first media timeout, to spark the Catamounts scoring six of the team's first eight points.
Western Carolina led 26-20 at the half and scored the opening basket of the second half when Alex Abraham hit a lay-up to start the final 20 minutes. The Catamounts held Wofford at bay for the first eight minutes of the second half before a pair of free throws by the Terriers' Jordan Frazier tied the game, for the first time, at 32 with 12:52 remaining.
The game would be tied two more times with the third at 46 with 4:22 remaining in the game. Western Carolina's Rena Wakama answered Logan Morris's free throw to tie the game with a jump shot to give the Catamounts back the lead, 48-46. The game changer was a three-pointer by Wofford's Morgan Wrightson, at the 3:59 mark, turning the tide of the game. Wrightson's three-pointer spearheaded an 8-2 run by Wofford to end the game.
Western Carolina had just one three-pointer in the game and Wofford had five. Western Carolina outshot Wofford with a 40.7 percent field goal percentage to the Terriers' 32.7. The Catamounts also won the rebounding 40-34. However, the game was won at the free throw line as Wofford was 17-of-24 from the charity stripe while the Catamounts were 5-of-12.
Western Carolina returns home Wednesday to host Georgia Southern in the Ramsey Center. Tip time is set for 7 p.m.