Faulkner lifts Western Carolina over The Citadel 76-75

Faulkner lifts Western Carolina over The Citadel 76-75
The Citadel dropped to 9-6 on the season with a loss to Western Carolina on Monday after the Catamounts hit the game-winner with 5.5 seconds left (Source: Western Carolina Athletics)

CULLOWHEE, N.C. — Mason Faulkner scored 21 points, including a runner in the lane with 5.5 seconds left, as Western Carolina beat The Citadel 76-75 on Monday to snap its seven-game losing streak.

After Faulkner’s go-ahead basket, Hayden Brown dribbled down the court to get into the lane but his shot was blocked by Xavier Cork at the buzzer.

Cory Hightower had 16 points for Western Carolina (8-9, 1-7 Southern Conference). Ahmir Langlais added 14 points, and Cork had 10 rebounds and three blocks. Matt Halvorsen, who was second on the Catamounts in scoring coming into the contest with 14 points per game, had only four points.

Kaiden Rice scored 17 points for the Bulldogs (9-6, 2-6). Brown had 16 points and 17 rebounds, and Fletcher Abee added 16 points.