February 8, 2014

White Finishes with 14 in Dogs’ 77-56 Loss to Wofford

Charleston, S.C. – Lee Skinner scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to post his eighth double-double of the campaign as Wofford completed a season sweep of The Citadel with a 77-56 victory at McAlister Field House on Saturday evening.

Skinner, who knocked down 8-of-13 from the floor, was one of four Terriers to reach double figures in scoring along with Karl Cochran (15), Eric Garcia (14) and Jeremiah Tate (10).

Collectively, Wofford knocked down 30-of-59 (50.8%) from the floor and drove home 8-of-21 (38.1%) from beyond the arc.

Another key for the Terriers (13-10, 8-3 SoCon) came on the glass where they edged The Citadel 33-30 in total rebounds. That was due in large part to 14 offensive boards, including four each by Skinner and Justin Gordon.

Brian White came off the bench to score a game-high 14 points for The Citadel. White, who hit 7-of-10 from the field, led the way for a Bulldog unit that finished 24-of-49 (49%) from the floor. 

Wofford streaked out to an 11-4 lead early in the first half and never looked back. The Terriers used five points by Garcia, which included their opening bucket of the contest, during the run to establish themselves early.

White responded with consecutive baskets for The Citadel, cutting the Terrier lead to five. However, Wofford retaliated with a 14-0 run that included five points each by Skinner and Garcia to forge in front 27-8 with 10:38 on the clock.

The Citadel, behind four points by White, scored 10 of the next 14 points to make for a 31-18 Wofford lead.

The Terriers closed out the opening frame on a 14-6 run behind five points from Cochran and four off the hand of Skinner to lead 45-24 at the intermission.

The Dogs (4-22, 0-12) used a solid defensive effort and four points in the paint by C.J. Bray to put together a 10-2 run that cut the deficit to 47-34 at the 14:25 mark of the second half.

Skinner scored six of the next nine points as Wofford eventually pieced together a 16-9 run that took 6:45 off the clock and provided the Terriers with a 63-43 lead.

Wofford's lead did not slip below 20 points over the remaining 7:40 of the contest as the Terriers won their sixth straight in league play since a 71-60 victory at Western Carolina on Jan. 20.

Sophomore Quinton Marshall joined White in double figures with 11 points, knocking down 5-of-11 from the floor.

Meanwhile, teammate Matt Van Scyoc established a new career-high with 12 rebounds, pulling down four on the offensive glass. Van Scyoc narrowly missed the fourth double-double of his career as he closed with nine points after hitting 4-of-6 from the field.

The Bulldogs return to action at McAlister Field House on Wednesday evening when they host Davidson at 7:05 p.m.

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