Western Carolina holds off Campbell in 66-59 win

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CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP)—Brigham Waginger scored all 12 of his points on 3s, including a rally-ending shot late in the game to help Western Carolina defeat Campbell 66-59 on Thursday night.

The Catamounts (9-1), who won their eight straight, led 51-34 with 12:38 left before the Camels (5-2) scored 10 unanswered points during a 22-8 run.

Amir Celestin, who scored eight points during the run, pulled Campbell within 59-56 on a jump shot with 2:25 left.

Waginger then hit a 3-pointer and Mike Williams followed with a layup with 1:27 remaining to help the Catamounts pull ahead 64-56.

Williams finished with 16 points and Richie Gordon tallied five blocks for the Catamounts. Western Carolina’s Jake Robinson, who finished with eight points, scored his 1,000th on a 3 with 3:34 to play.

Jonathan Rodriguez scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Celestin added 12 points for the Camels.

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Jonathan Rodriguez Jonathan Rodriguez
4-11,  18 Pts
10 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Western Carolina
Brigham Waginger Brigham Waginger
4-7,  12 Pts
9 Rebs, 4 Assists

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