McKenna’s long-range shooting sinks Elon

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CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP)—Reserve Negus McKenna had eight 3-pointers for 24 points and Brandon Giles added 20 in Western Carolina’s 72-60 victory over Elon on Thursday night.

McKenna was 8 of 10 from behind the arc to lead the Catamounts (6-12, 2-6 Southern Conference). McKenna missed both attemps from two-point range.

McKenna had three of his 3s during a six-minute stretch of the second half when Western Carolina used a 21-4 run to turn a four-point deficit into a 56-43 lead.

Ola Atoyebi had 23 points to lead Elon (7-12, 5-6). He made 10 of his 14 shots. The rest of his teammates made just 14 of their 39 attempts.

Western Carolina hit 12 of its 19 three-point attempts. Jake Robinson added three long-range goals and finished with 15 points.

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O. Atoyebi O. Atoyebi
10-14,  23 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Western Carolina
N. McKenna N. McKenna
8-12,  24 Pts
6 Rebs, 1 Assists

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