CULLOWHEE, N.C. -- Mike Amius had his second career double-double and Devin Peterson made five 3-pointers and finished with 25 points, both career highs, on Saturday night to help Western Carolina beat Samford 88-71.
Amius had career highs with 28 points, on 12-of-14 shooting, and 13 rebounds. Peterson made 10 of 16 from the field.
Demetrius Denzel-Dyson's 3-pointer gave Samford (8-17, 4-8 Southern Conference) an 8-0 lead and Alex Thompson's layup made 15-11 with 11 minutes left in the first half. The Bulldogs missed their next nine field-goal attempts and committed four turnovers as Western Carolina scored 17 of the next 19 points to take an 11-point lead six minutes later. Peterson scored 11 points, including three 3s, during that stretch and the Catamounts, who took a 38-27 lead into the break, led the rest of the way.
Eric Adams tied his career high, set in Thursday's loss to East Tennessee State, with 21 points and grabbed a career-best 11 rebounds for Samford.
Western Carolina (11-13, 6-5) shot 51 percent from the field, had 21 assists on 33 field goals and outrebounded the Bulldogs 50-25.
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