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.
Koval with 22 points, Cent. Arkansas edges New Orleans 76-71
Hayden Koval matched his career high scoring 22 points on four 3-pointers and Central Arkansas held on to edge New Orleans 76-71 on Wednesday night.
Arkansas ends 4-game skid, rallies past Missouri 72-60,
Isaiah Joe scored 23 points and Arkansas rallied from an early deficit to snap a four-game losing streak beating Missouri 72-60 Wednesday night in Bud Walton Arena.
Bieniemy scores 17, leads Oklahoma past Oklahoma State 70-61
Freshman guard Jamal Bieniemy scored a season-high 17 points, and Oklahoma rallied from a 19-point deficit to defeat Oklahoma State 70-61 on Wednesday night.