Taylor Gagnon scored a career-high 10 points against Western Carolina.
Dec. 10, 2005
Greenville, N.C. - Kyle Greathouse made three first-half 3s and scored a game-high 12 points to lead Western Carolina to a 56-48 win over East Carolina here Saturday night.
Corey Muirhead also added 10 points in the victory as WCU (6-6) sent its cross-state rival to their third consecutive loss holding the lead for the final 28:49.
The Catamounts made six first half 3s and finished the game shooting 50 percent from behind the arc, 8-for-16. Conversely ECU couldn't find its outside shooting touch as the Pirates made just 3-of-19 extra point attempts. WCU ended the game shooting 46.3 percent (19-of-41), while ECU connected on just 31.7 percent (13-of-41) of its field goal attempts.
ECU trailed by 12, 36-48, with 6:20 remaining, but trimmed its deficit to four with 59 seconds left on a Courtney Captain lay up, 52-48. The Pirates then sent Greathouse to the line, where he missed the front end of a 1-and-1 opportunity.
On ECU's ensuing possession, Captain stepped out-of-bounds in front of the ECU bench to turn the ball back over. Jared Outing then made 1-of-2 free throws to push the lead to five before Greathouse extended the lead even further with another free throw following an ECU miss.