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.
Copyright 2018 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.