Deriece Parks buried a 3-pointer to open the game for the Catamounts (4-8), but Whitehead had six points as High Point went on a 12-0 run and the Panthers never trailed again.
Mike Amius totaled 13 points and eight rebounds to pace Western Carolina. Parks had 12 points and Matt Halvorsen scored 10 for the Catamounts, who shot 32 percent (22 of 68) from the floor, including a dismal 17 percent (5 of 29) from the 3-point line.
High Point also made five 3s, but it did it in 19 fewer shots. The Panthers, who shot 47 percent from the floor, also won the rebound battle 42-36.
New Hampshire beats Division III Mount Saint Vincent 100-61
Josh Hopkins scored 15 points, freshman Jayden Martinez had 14 points and eight rebounds and New Hampshire beat Division III Mount Saint Vincent 100-61 on Monday.
Ducks on upset alert this week
Will Villanova and Oregon survive tough tests this week?
Duke leapfrogs Kansas for No. 1 in latest AP Top 25 poll
Duke has supplanted Kansas atop the new AP Top 25 poll after its dominating win against Kentucky, giving the Blue Devils a record number of appearances at No. 1.