Any thoughts that Appalachian might lose a game they shouldn’t after Anna Freeman’s injury were quelled on Saturday. Freeman suffered a nasty ankle injury against Samford on Monday, but she responded with a game high 22 points and chipped in eight rebounds as the Mountaineers dominated Furman 78-63. The 78 points was Appalachian’s highest total since scoring 81 against UNCG on January 9th. Appalachian maintains its half game lead in the SoCon women’s race over second place Chattanooga who also won on Saturday. Appalachian is now 9-1 in league play with ten conference games remaining. Davidson is one game back from Appalachian in third place, while Samford and Furman are tied for fourth at 7-4 in league play.
Next up is Western Carolina who is 2-9 in league play, sitting in a three way tie for ninth place, or last depending on how you look at it. Appalachian beat Western by 36 points back in December. Appalachian was led by three double digit scores in the win in Cullowhee as Courtney Freeman scored 18 points while Anna Freeman chipped in 12 points and freshman Katie Mallow scored 14.