Western Carolina routs Ark.-Monticello 70-44

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CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP)—Harouna Mutombo scored 17 points to lead Western Carolina in a 70-44 rout of Division II Arkansas-Monticello on Monday night.

Mike Williams added 13 points and Brandon Giles had 10 for the Catamounts (2-1). Mutombo finished 2-for-3 from beyond the arc.

The Catamounts, coming off a loss to No. 3 Texas, capitalized on 23 Arkansas-Monticello turnovers to seal the win in the O’Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic.

The Catamounts took a 30-17 lead at the half and outscored the Boll Weevils (1-3) 40-27 in the second frame.

Gil Verner was the lone Boll Weevils player in double figures, scoring 14 points.

The Catamounts shot 49.2 percent from the field in the game (29-for-59) compared to just a 32.7 percent mark (16-for-49) for the Boll Weevils.

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Gil Verner Gil Verner
5-12,  14 Pts
3 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Western Carolina
Harouna Mutombo Harouna Mutombo
7-11,  17 Pts
3 Rebs, 0 Assists

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