CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) - Richie Gordon and Harouna Mutombo scored 16 points each to lead Western Carolina to an 85-63 victory over Samford on Saturday.
Mike Williams and Trey Sumler added 14 points each for the Catamounts (13-13, 9-5 Southern Conference), who shot 55.2 percent from the floor (37 of 67) to win their fourth consecutive game.
Western Carolina led throughout, extending its advantage to 25-10 on Gordon's three-point play with 9:26 to play in the first half.
Keaton Cole's 3-pointer gave the Catamounts a 32-12 lead with 7:06 left before halftime, and they led by at least 13 points in the second half.
Western Carolina, which is 9-0 at home this year, outrebounded Samford 33-26 and had 19 assists to only six turnovers.
Mutombo added eight rebounds.
Jeffrey Merritt scored 17 points to lead Samford (12-14, 4-10), which lost for the fifth time in six games.
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