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Moore Records 24 in Bulldogs’ Setback to Wofford


The Citadel's Ashton Moore poured in a game-high 24 points, but it was not enough as Wofford advanced to the semifinals of the 2014 Southern Conference Tournament with a 68-51 victory.

The two teams battled throughout the second half as the Bulldogs rallied from a 31-26 deficit to pull within one following a pair of free throws by Matt Van Scyoc.

Wofford stretched its lead back to nine, following a pair of 3-pointers by Allen and Spencer Collins at the 14:22 mark.

The Citadel used a 9-3 run that included five points by Quinton Marshall and four from Moore to make for a 47-43 contest with just over eight minutes remaining.

However, that would be as close as The Citadel would come as Wofford closed out the game on a 21-8 run to move onto a semifinal meeting with Georgia Southern on Sunday evening.

Moore, who hit 8-of-22 from the field and 5-of-6 at the charity stripe, ended the season by scoring 20 points in five of the final seven contests.

Karl Cochran led the way for the Terriers with 22 points, hitting 7-of-16 from the floor and 4-of-9 from beyond the arc. He was joined in double figure scoring by Eric Garcia (19), Lee Skinner (10) and Jaylen Allen (10).

Wofford capitalized on 25-of-48 (52.1%) shooting from the floor, knocking down 10-of-17 (58.8%) from 3-point range.

Several Bulldogs, including Van Scyoc ended the 2013-14 campaign with season highs. Van Scyoc, who led the team in scoring with 473 points, was closely followed in scoring by Moore, who tallied 464. They became the fifth set of Bulldog teammates with 400 points in the same season.

Marshall Harris III not only set the single-game assist record (12, vs. Samford), but he also teamed with Moore, who dished out 120 assists, to become the first Citadel duo with 100 assists in the same season.

The Bulldogs, with no seniors on the roster, will use the offseason to work on the game of freshman Brian White. The Richmond, Va., product, who was an All-SoCon Freshman selection by the media and coaches capped off his first year with 368 points and 181 total rebounds.

The Citadel battled back from an early four-point deficit to take its first lead, 14-13, on a 3-pointer by Van Scyoc.

Wofford quickly retaliated with a jumper by Garcia and despite a long distance shot by Moore the Terriers maintained a one-point edge with an Allen trey.

The Terriers added to their lead with a Garcia 3-pointer from the left wing, moving in front 21-17. Their lead eventually reached eight following conversions by Garcia and Allen at the 7:27 mark.

The Citadel offense returned to previous form with points at the line by Harris and a 3-pointer from Moore that trimmed the Wofford lead to 26-24. The Terriers headed into the lockerroom with a four-point lead following a jumper inside the final minute by Collins.

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