Women's Basketball Hosts Wofford Saturday

Jan. 4, 2013

CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina women's basketball (3-8, 1-1 Southern Conference) returns home at 2 p.m. Saturday to host Wofford (5-5, 0-2 SoCon) in Southern Conference action.

The Catamounts are coming off a three-game road swing, closing out the non-conference portion of their season. Western Carolina is suffering from a five-game losing streak, haven't not won since a 47-44 victory over UNCG, 47-44, on December 1, 2012. Wofford is on a two-game losing streak, dropping contests to Seton Hall and Gardner-Webb. The Terriers are 0-2 in SoCon play, falling to Chattanooga and Samford earlier in the season.

The Last Meeting
Western Carolina58
Wofford54
February 11, 2012
Spartanburg, S.C.
Abraham's Pair of Free Throws Ices Game Over Wofford, 58-54
Sophomore forward Alex Abrahm's pair of free throws, with six seconds remaining, iced the game for Western Carolina women's basketball (10-15, 5-10 Southern Conference) as the Catamounts defeated Wofford (11-14, 4-12 SoCon) 58-54 Saturday at Benjamin Johnson Arena.

Western Carolina and Wofford meet for the 39th time in the two team's history. The Catamounts lead the series 29-9 and have won the last three meetings. WCU is also 13-4 against the Terriers in Cullowhee.

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NOTES:

Freshman guard Lindsay Simpson has hit at least one three-pointer in the last four games and two or more in three of the last five ... She led the team in scoring in a game, for the first time in her career, with nine points against Top-25 South Carolina.

Redshirt sophomore Melanie Stewart scored the first points of her Catamount career, a jumper in the first half, against Top-25 South Carolina, she also got her first blocks of her career ... In the first half, the Franklin, N.C. connection of Stewart and Lindsay Simpson accounted for seven of the Catamounts 18-first half points against South Carolina.

 

 

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