Wildcats down Catamounts, 88-67

Harouna Mutombo. Photo: Doug Powell

Harouna Mutombo had 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Catamounts, but it was not enough as Western Carolina lost to Davidson in Southern Conference play in Davidson, N.C., 88-67.

Brandon Boggs had 14 points in the losing effort for the Catamounts (8-9, 3-2 SoCon) who dropped to 20-37 in the all-time series with Davidson.  Tawaski King had nine points and eight rebounds.

Jake Cohen led all Wildcats players with 26 points and six rebounds for Davidson (11-4, 5-0 SoCon) and shot 4-of-4 from three-point range. Chris Czerapowicz had 13 points, J.P. Kuhlman had 12, and Clint Mann added 11.

Davidson, winners of four in a row,  knocked down 10 three-pointers in the game compared to Western Carolina’s four.  The Wildcats also connected on 30 of 38 free throw attempts while the Catamounts made only 15 of 26 from the charity stripe.

Western Carolina returns home on Saturday, January 14th for a matchup with the Furman Paladins. Tip-off is at 2 p.m.