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Women's Basketball Hosts Charleston Southern Monday

Dec. 15, 2013

CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina women's basketball (5-3) returns home to the Ramsey Center Monday at 7 p.m. to host Charleston Southern (3-4) in its final home game of 2013.

The Catamounts are coming off a 12-day break after halting action on the hardwood for finals. In Western Carolina's last outing, on Dec. 4, the Catamounts extended its win streak to five with a 42-38 road win at Presbyterian.

The Last Meeting
Western Carolina61
Charleston Southern69
December 19, 2012
Charleston, S.C.
Ali Lane Scores Career-High 17 points in 69-61 Loss to Charleston Southern
Sophomore guard Ali Lane scored a career-high 17 points in Western Carolina women's basketball's (3-6) 69-61 loss at Charleston Southern (5-4)Wednesday afternoon in the Buc Dome.

Charleston Southern dropped a 100-49 decision to No. 15/14 North Carolina on Saturday. The Buccaneers have lost two straight after falling 61-46 to UNC Asheville on Dec. 2. Charleston Southern will be looking to not only snap its current losing streak but is also searching for its first road win as the team is 0-3 in road games this season.

During its current five-game winning streak, Western Carolina is 3-0 at home.

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Western Carolina vs. Charleston Southern
Mon., Dec. 16 - 7:00 p.m. ET
Cullowhee, N.C.
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Western Carolina is paced by sophomore guard Lindsay Simpson who is averaging 12.3 points per game. Simpson is the only Catamount averaging in double figures. However, over the course of the five-game winning streak, junior guard Justin Taylor tops the team averaging 10 points per game. Simpson is just below her averaging 9.6 in that five-game stretch.

Charleston Southern is led by Erin Bratcher who is averaging 10.7 points per game. Last season, Charleston Southern defeated Western Carolina, in Charleston, 69-61 on Dec. 19, 2012.

After the home game with Charleston Southern, Western Carolina will play its next five games on the road including a two-game tournament at the University of Miami on Dec. 28-29. The Catamounts will return home on Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. to opens its home Southern Conference slate by hosting Chattanooga.