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Parks scores 16, Western Carolina fends off VMI 72-60

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) Deriece Parks scored 16 points, Matt Halvorson added 14 and Western Carolina fended off a late challenge to defeat VMI 72-60 Thursday night, winning a third straight game.

Marcus Thomas added 13 points for the Catamounts (12-13, 7-5 Southern Conference), who shot 50 percent (27 of 54) and made 10 3-pointers. Parks hit four from distance and Halvorson three.

Keith Smith hit a jumper that pulled VMI as close as 57-54 with just under four minutes remaining, but Halvorson answered with a 3 on the other end of the court and the Keydets were trailing by double digits for the last 1:22.

Austin Vereen and Jordan Ratliffe each scored 13 to pace VMI (7-16, 2-10) - Vereen with 10 rebounds - and Bubba Parham scored 12. VMI has lost three in a row and 11 of its last 13.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo W. Carolina 12-13 294372
home team logo VMI 7-16 213960
Team Stats
away team logo W. Carolina 12-13 70.0 PPG 39.1 RPG 12.4 APG
home team logo VMI 7-16 75.7 PPG 38.5 RPG 13.9 APG
Key Players
4
C. Dotson 13.3 PPG 9.7 RPG 1.8 APG 59.8 FG%
3
B. Parham 21.2 PPG 3.6 RPG 3.5 APG 42.0 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
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Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB