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Originally published: 2013-02-08 16:20:53
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ASU beats Georgia Southern in overtime

by Steve Behr Sports Editor

STATESBORO, Ga. — For the second time this season, Appalachian State needed an overtime period to beat Georgia Southern.

The Mountaineers outscored Georgia Southern 18-13 in the extra period to beat the Eagles 91-86 in front of 1,512 fans at Hanner Fieldhouse. Appalachian State did not miss a shot from the field or from the foul line during the overtime period.

The Mountaineers went 3-for-3 from the field. Tab Hamilton made two of the shots and finished with four points.

Mike Neal and Nathan Healy each made all four of their foul shots during the overtime period.

Georgia Southern took an 85-81 lead with 1:47 left in the extra period, but the Mountaineers started a rally on a Jamal Trice Dunk and Healy’s foul shots, which brought ASU to 86-85.

Jay Canty made two free throws to put the Mountaineers in front 87-86, which was followed by two more free throws by Trice and two more by Healy, those coming with eight seconds left, to give ASU a 91-86 lead with eight seconds left.

Appalachian State (10-12, 6-5 SoCon) had five players score in double figures. Healy led all scorers with 24 points, while Hamilton had 16. Canty finished with 15 points and Neal added 13. Tevin Baskin scored 12 points before fouling out.

Georgia Southern (10-14, 4-7) trailed 73-68 with 48 seconds, but rallied at the foul line. Eric Ferguson started the rally with two foul shots, which was followed by a layup by C.J. Reed with 38 seconds left to pull the Eagles to within one.

Marvin Baynham made one of two foul shots with three seconds left to tie the game. Appalachian State missed a shot and two foul shots during the Eagles’ run. ASU claimed a 69-62 lead on a Neal layup with 2:40 left, but could not hold the lead.

Ferguson scored 23 points for the Eagles. Reed added 19 points and Roberts scored 17 for Georgia Southern.

Appalachian State plays at rival Davidson on Saturday.

 

Appalachian State 91, Georgia Southern 86

Appalachian State (10-12, 6-5)

Obacha 1-2 3-7 5, Healy 7-12 8-8 24, Canty 6-12 3-5 15, Hamilton 6-11 3-4 16, Neal 3-6 6-10 13, Baskin 5-10 2-5 12, Burgess 0-0 0-0 0, Gilbert 0-0 0-0 0, Trice 1-3 4-4 6. Totals 29-56 29-43.

Georgia Southern (10-14, 4-7)

Mike 2-3 0-0 4, Ferguson 9-16 3-6 23, Dunnican 0-0 0-2 0, Roberts 7-8 1-3 17, Reed 7-20 5-9 19, Baynham 3-7 5-6 11, Bussey 1-5 0-0 2, Holmes 2-6 0-0 4, Bakerville 2-7 1-2 6. Totals 33-72 15-28 86.

Halftime score—Georgia Southern 37, ASU 27. End of regulation—Tied 73-73. 3-point goals—ASU 4-13 (Healy 2-4, Neal 1-2, Hamilton 1-4, Baskin 0-2, Trice 0-2), Georgia Southern 5-19 (Roberts 2-2, Ferguson 2-5, Baskerville 1-2, Holmes 0-1, Bussey 0-2, Reed 0-7). Rebounds—ASU 43 (Healy 11), Georgia Southern 37 (Ferguson, Baynham 8). Assists—ASU 10 (Obacha 4), Georgia Southern 12 (Reed 5). Turnovers—ASU 15, Georgia Southern 12. Total fouls—ASU 21, Georgia Southern 30. Fouled out—ASU, Obacha, Baskin), Georgia Southern, Baynham. Technical fouls—None. Att.—1,512.