Catamounts Clobbered Against Davidson 92-53

The night of Saturday, February 17, 2007 was a nightmare for the entire WCU men’s basketball team, as they suffered a 33-point defeat against the top team in the Southern Conference. Davidson came into Cullowhee and drained a Ramsey Center record of 16 three-pointers en route to a 92-53 clobbering of the Catamounts. The game featured the two top candidates for SoCon Freshman of the Year with Western’s Nick Aldridge going against Davidson’s Stephen Curry. Neither player disappointed either as Curry paved the way for the Wildcats with 25 points and four rebounds. Aldridge carried the load for Western as he finished with 19 points and five boards. Joining Aldridge in double digits was fellow freshman Brandon Giles with 10 points. Juniors Arnold Gore and Negus McKenna added seven points for the Catamounts, and freshman Jake Robinson finished with six. Shooting woes continued for the Catamounts against Davidson. The Cats shot 34% from the floor on just 20-of-59 shooting, and they were 8-of-25 (24%) from behind the arc. Davidson on the other hand shot 30-of-59 (51%) from the floor including 16-of-35 (46%) from downtown. The 16 three’s were a Ramsey Center record, and it would be a record that would leave a sour taste in the Catamount players’ mouth. The Catamounts’ third straight loss drops them to 10&17 overall and 7&9 in the Southern Conference with two more games left in the regular season. With Western’s loss against Davidson, the Cats are still trying to play for a good seed in the Southern Conference tournament. However, rebounding from a tough loss like the one suffered against Davidson is tough for any team to come back from. If the Catamounts want to have a decent seeding heading into the tournament, they will have to figure out a way to climb back from these three consecutive losses and end the regular season on a high note with two consecutive wins. On Monday February 19 the Cats return to the Ramsey Center for the final time this season to battle the hated Appalachian State Mountaineers. WCU’s lone senior, Kyle Greathouse will be honored in his final home game of his career. The Catamounts will then end the regular season on February 22 in Burlington against the Elon Phoenix.