Appalachian State Basketball: Appalachian vs. Wofford 2/11/2012 Pre-Game

February 10, 2012 No Comments by Charles

Previously on a six game win streak, Wofford has now lost three games in a row, while Appalachian broke their own three game losing streak with a road win at Furman. In addition to the Appalachian win, league leading Elon lost on the road to SoCon North celler dweller Chattanooga. UNC-Greensboro also came back on the road to defeat Samford. That puts UNCG and Elon in a tie for the SoCon North lead at 8-5 while Samford is 2 games back in third and Appalachian is 2.5 games back in fourth place. This brings up a critical game on the schedule tomorrow afternoon when Wofford comes to to Boone.

Appalachian was led by GJ Vilarino’s career high 13 points and 9 rebounds while Mike Neal also contributed a career high with 18 points and 5 rebounds. Neal was 12/14 from the free throw line while Omar Carter chipped in 8 points and 7 rebounds. Ike Butts, Nathan Healy and Andre Williamson all fouled out for the Mountaineers.

During the three game losing streak for Wofford, they lost control of second place in the SoCon South, while Georgia Southern has vaulted to 10-4 in conference play with a two game lead over the Terriers. Elon visits Samford tomorrow while UNCG hosts Chattanooga.

 

SOCON North Standings

Elon           8-5

UNCG       8-5

Samford    6-7

App St        6-8

UTC            4-9

WCU           4-9

02/13/2012

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