Last second free throw saves Catamounts

With the game tied at 68, and the game clock expiring, Western Carolina freshman guard Trey Sumler was fouled on a last second shot.  Sumler sank the first free throw and intentionally missed the second, collecting his own rebound and securing the 69-68 victory for the Catamounts in the Ramsey Center.

Sumler finished with 15 points and 8 assists, while Catamount senior guard Mike Williams led all scorers with 22 points.

WCU improved to 12-13 overall, with an 8-5 record in the Southern Conference, while the loss placed Chattanooga, leader of the conference North Division, at 14-12 overall and 10-4 in the SOCON.

The Catamounts held a 14-point lead midway through the second half, but the Mocs were able to fight back into the game and tie the score at 68 in the final seconds.

WCU coach Larry Hunter’s squad host the Samford Bulldogs at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12.