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Sydnor Powers ASU Past Wofford PDF Print
Written by Kelsey Campbell   
Tuesday, 07 January 2014 08:30

Appalachian State University women's basketball will find its first conference win of the season on Monday night, beating Wofford with a score of 63-43.

 

Maryah Sydnor led the Mountaineers (4-9, 1-2) past the Terriers (3-11, 1-3) by scoring her seventh double-double of the season, recording 21 points and 10 rebounds in the win.

 

The Mountaineers pulled ahead early on, making the score 4-2 with a jumper from Sydnor and would not give up the lead for the rest of the half. Appalachian would lead by as much as nine points, but the Terriers closed the lead with two minutes left in the half, making the score 24-19 at halftime.

 

Appalachian shot 38.5 percent (10-26) from the floor in the first half, while holding the Terriers to just a 25.9 (7-27) field goal percentage. Sydnor led the Apps in the first with eight points while Jordan Frazier led Wofford in scoring with nine.

 

App State would immediatly take charge in the second half, going on a 12-3 run, led by KeKe Cooper, who contributed six of the 12 points. Wofford would continue to find its way back into the game, only trailing by eight points with 10 minutes left to play.

 

The Mountaineers would go on a 17-2 run, starting at the 7:24 minute mark and would pull ahead, 56-37. From there the victory would by the Mountaineer's as they took the game against the Terriers with a final score of 63-43.

 

Sydnor led the Apps with her 21 points and ten rebounds, while Joi Jones scored in double-figures for the second-straight game, notching 10 points and six rebounds.

 

Cooper had a tremendous night on the boards, recording eight points and pulling down 13 rebounds for the Mountaineers.

 

Appalachian shot 42.6 percent from the floor on the game, while grabbing 48 rebounds and turning the ball over 17 times.

 

Wofford's Jordan Frazier led the team with 11 points in the game and Lauren Kirby led in rebounding with seven boards.

 

The Terriers shot just 27.6 percent on the game, tallying 33 rebounds and 16 turnovers.

 

The Mountaineers will return to the High Country on Saturday, Dec. 11 to take on SoCon foe, Samford at 2 p.m.

 

 

APPALACHIAN STATE 63, WOFFORD 43

SCORE BY PERIODS 1ST 2ND TOTAL

APPALACHIAN STATE 24 39 - 63

WOFFORD COLLEGE 19 24 - 43

 

 

ASU: COOPER 8 (13 REBOUNDS), SYDNOR 21 (10 REBOUNDS), MARSHALL 6, JONES 10 (6 REBOUNDS, 5 ASSISTS), HUFFMAN 3, WOOD 6, HOOVER 2, MALLOW 5, DONIERE 2. FG: 23-54, 3FG: 3-7, FT: 14-22. 48 REBOUNDS, 11 ASSISTS, 17 TURNOVERS.

WOFFORD: KIRBY 2 (7 REBOUNDS), MORRIS 8, STOKES 8, FRAZIER 11, FLEMING 2, JOYNER 2, CORELLA 2, WASHINGTON 6 (6 REBOUNDS), PINHOLSTER 2. FG: 16-58, 3FG: 1-15, FT: 10-16. 33 REBOUNDS, 8 ASSISTS, 16 TURNOVERS.

 

Photo Courtesy: Maryah Sydnor, ASU Athletics

  
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