The Citadel vs Western Carolina

W. Carolina 76, The Citadel 61


ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Trey Sumler scored 27 points to lead No. 6 seed Western Carolina to a 76-61 victory over the Citadel in the first round of the Southern Conference tournament Friday night.

James Sinclair had 14 points and Tom Tankelewicz 11 for the Catamounts (14-18), who have won two straight and will face No. 3 seed College of Charleston on Saturday.

Mike Groselle and Matt Van Scyoc scored 13 points for The Citadel (8-22).

The Citadel led 18-17 on Groselle's layup with 10:17 left in the first half, but Western Carolina scored the next nine points for a 26-18 advantage. Sumler scored the Catamount's final eight points of the half to lead 34-25 at the break.

Western Carolina pushed the advantage to 42-28 on Tankelewicz's 3-pointer 2:13 into the second half, and the closest the Bulldogs got the rest of the way was seven points at 44-37 with 14:59 remaining.

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The Citadel Bulldogs
M. Groselle, F345-83-563213
P. Horgan, F243-50-18016
M. Harris III, G300-30-02610
R. Robinson, G304-110-04219
M. Van Scyoc, G245-100-002413
Q. Marshall204-90-25108
D. Setzekorn113-40-01047
J. Jenkins101-20-02032
A. Moore101-40-10013
L. Miller40-20-00010
S. Elmore20-00-00000
M. Hundley10-10-00000
Totals 26-593-935141861
Western Carolina Catamounts
T. King, F271-41-68033
T. Tankelewicz, F223-63-440011
P. Ross, F213-50-01136
T. Sumler, G3910-154-554127
J. Sinclair, G306-121-163214
M. Brown212-32-44126
B. Boggs201-40-22002
K. Hall101-10-04122
R. Harrelson81-52-20005
T. Brummitt20-00-00010
Totals 28-5513-2437101476
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
W. Carolina4-159-23271