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Western Carolina beats NCCAA's Hiwassee College 95-55

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Matt Halvorsen scored 26 points, leading five players in double-figure scoring and Western Carolina picked up its first win of the season, beating Hiwassee College 94-55 on Saturday.

Halvorsen was 7 of 13 from the field including four from distance for the Catamounts (1-3). Marcus Thomas added 17 points and eight rebounds, Josh Cottrell had 12 points, Onno Steger had 11 points and five rebounds and Carlos Dotson led with 10 rebounds in addition to his 10 points.

WCU shot 53 percent compared to 26 percent for Hiwassee and had a 56-23 rebounding advantage.

Halvorsen hit a jumper to cap a 15-9 start for the Catamounts and a 19-4 surge in the final five minutes stretched it to a 42-23 lead at the break.

Bryant Bernard led Hiwassee, a National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association program, with 17 points.

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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 233255
home team logo W. Carolina 1-3 425294
Team Stats
away team logo PPG RPG APG
home team logo W. Carolina 1-3 72.0 PPG 38.1 RPG 12.2 APG
Key Players
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. PPG RPG APG FG%
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C. Dotson 13.9 PPG 9.5 RPG 1.5 APG 59.6 FG%
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0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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