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Skogman, Watson Lead Davidson Past Western

by | Dec 8, 2022

Desmond Watson taking it to the rim in the game vs. Western.


DAVIDSON — A 13-point second-half scoring run and 17 points apiece from David Skogman and Desmond Watson helped Davidson pull away from Western Carolina in a 72-64 win in Belk Arena Wednesday night.

In snapping a two-game losing skid, the Wildcats improved to 7-3, while the Catamounts fell to 4-6.

David Skogman grabbed 6 rebounds and scored 17 points vs. Western Carolina.

Watson notched a new career high on 8-of-11 shooting, while Skogman’s 17 represent a season-best for the transfer. Skogman hit three straight 3-pointers in the decisive part of the second half and was also 8-of-9 at the foul line, including 6-of-6 in the final 33 seconds.

Sam Mennenga added 16 points and seven boards and hit three 3-pointers, while Foster Loyer had team-highs of five assists and four steals as the Wildcats held a 29-7 advantage in points-off-turnovers and led 23-5 in fast break points.

Davidson led 38-36 with 14 minutes to play when Skogman hit his second and third threes to start a 13-0 spurt that also included steals by Huffman and Loyer, layups by Huffman and Watson and a Watson triple to push the lead to 51-36 with 11:23 to play.

The Wildcats led 32-28 at the intermission behind a 22-12 rebounding advantage and finished with a 36-31 edge on the boards.

Tre Jackson led Western with 21 points.

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