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.