Scores

Final

Appalachian St 64

(1-7, 0-1 Southern)

W Carolina 70

(4-6, 2-0 Southern)

4:30 PM ET, December 8, 2012

Ramsey Center, Cullowhee, North Carolina

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APP 36 2864
WCU 26 4470

Top Performers

Appalachian State: J. Canty 22 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

Western Carolina: T. Tankelewicz 19 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

W. Carolina 70, Appalachian St. 64

Associated Press

CULLOWHEE, N.C. -- Western Carolina came back from a 10-point halftime deficit to beat Appalachian State 70-64 in a Southern Conference game on Saturday.

Tom Tankelewicz led the Catamounts (4-6, 2-0) with 19 points, Tawaski King had 14 points and eight rebounds, Trey Sumler scored 13 and James Sinclair 11.

Jay Canty led the Mountaineers (1-7, 0-1) with 22 points, Nathan Healy had 15 points and nine rebounds, and Tab Hamilton scored 10.

Western Carolina trailed 49-40 with 11:07 left in the second half but got back into it with an 8-0 run and tied the game at 53 on King's jumper with 6:28 remaining. The Catamounts took a 57-55 lead with 5:01 left on King's two free throws. Tankelewicz's 3-pointer made it 69-64 for the Catamounts with 28 seconds left.

Appalachian State led 36-26 at the half, with the Mountaineers making 10 of 15 foul shots, the Catamounts 2 of 4.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
APP
WCU
Points 64 70
FG Made-Attempted 21-55 (.382) 23-55 (.418)
3P Made-Attempted 5-19 (.263) 7-18 (.389)
FT Made-Attempted 17-28 (.607) 17-24 (.708)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 13 6

2012-13 Season

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