W. Carolina 70, Appalachian St. 64

Western Carolina came back from a 10-point halftime deficit to

beat Appalachian State 70-64 in a Southern Conference game on


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


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


Appalachian State led 36-26 at the half, with the Mountaineers

making 10 of 15 foul shots, the Catamounts 2 of 4.