December 14, 2015

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) Rhett Harrelson scored a season-high 25 points while Torrion Brummitt and Justin Browning added 18 points apiece to help Western Carolina cruise to a 97-80 win over Eastern Washington on Monday night.

Mike Brown finished with 17 points for the Catamounts (4-6). Brummitt made 7 of 10 field goals and grabbed seven rebounds while Browning scored a career-high, on 6-of-9 shooting, and pulled down eight boards. Brown and Harrelson hit three 3-pointers apiece.

Eastern Washington (5-6) took a 42-35 lead on a 3-pointer by Felix Von Hofe 17 seconds into the second half, but layups by Brummitt and Harrelson capped a run of 10 straight points and put Western Carolina up three with 17 minutes to play.

Browning scored 11 during a 16-3 spurt that pushed the Catamounts lead to 89-73 with 2:51 left.

Austin McBroom scored 29 and Von Hofe finished with a career-high 27 points for Eastern Washington.

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