Appalachian State Women’s Basketball: Appalachian vs. Wofford 2/8/2012

The Lady Mountaineers had a dominating performance against Wofford in the Homles Convocation Center on Wedensday night. The Terriers took an early lead at 7-3 before Appalachian turned on the defensive pressure and eventually forced Wofford into thirty turnovers on the night. For the third straight game, Appalachian’s defense was stifling in the second half, only allowing 21 second half points to the Terriers. The Mountaineers recorded four players with 5 or more rebounds with Courtney Freeman leading the charge with eight rebounds. Anna Freeman led all scorers with 16 points and also added 5 rebounds, 5 steals, and 5 assists. It was the eight straight win for the Mountaineers(19-3, 13-1) who will host UNCG on Saturday afternoon, who lost to Davidson 71-52 last night.

Appalachian State            13-1

Davidson                          12-2

Chattanooga                    11-3

Samford                             8-5

Elon                                    8-6

Furman                              8-6

Appalachian State Basketball: Appalachian @ Furman 2/9/2012 Pregame

After three straight disappointing losses, Appalachian really needs to get their season back on track. Their chances of grabbing a top two seed are diminishing with each game, and gaining a season sweep against Furman could be beneficial down the line. Appalachian is 2.5 games out of second place UNC-Greensboro, and 1.5 games behind third place Samford, and only one half game ahead of fifth place Western Carolina. Appalachian is looking for its tenth win on the season. If the season were to end today, Appalachian would face Charleston or Furman in the first round of the SoCon tournament, who are both currently tied at 6-7 in the SoCon South division.

Elon           8-4

UNCG        7-5

Samford    6-6

App St      5-8

WCU          4-8

UTC           3-9

2012 Southern Conference Tournament Bracket