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Originally published: 2012-11-14 22:41:10
Last modified: 2012-11-14 22:41:10

ASU women lose close game to Hokies

by Staff Reports

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Appalachian State could not hang on to a small lead and fell to Virginia Tech 71-68 despite a 36-point effort from Anna Freeman.

Freeman made 10-of-18 shots and 6-of-11 from 3-point range. Freeman, who played the entire game, also pulled down eight rebounds.

Appalachian State (1-1) held a 66-65 lead with 2:51 left in the game on a pair of Freeman foul shots. Neither team could score until a 3-pointer from Virginia Tech’s Alyssa Fenyn with 1:02 two left that put the Hokies in front 68-66.

The Mountaineers tied the game one final time with a Kelsey Sharkey layup with 42 seconds to go. Virginia Tech (1-1) retook the lead 70-68 back on a Porschia Hadley with 19 seconds to go. Appalachian State could not get a shot to fall on its final possession, and Virginia Tech added a foul shot from Monet Tellier with two seconds left.

Courtney Freeman rebounded Tellier’s miss on her second shot, but the Mountaineers could not score.

Appalachian State took a 16-15 lead in the first half on an Anna Freeman foul shots. The Mountaineers pushed that lead to eight points two times in the first half, the second time being a 28-20 lead on two Courtney Freeman foul shots with 2:32 left in the half.

Courtney Freeman made 7-of-9 foul shots and finished with 11 points. The Mountaineers were particularly accurate from the foul line by making 20-of-23 free throws.

The two Freemans were the only Mountaineers to score in double figures. The Mountaineers shot 52.4 percent from the field in the first half, but just 39.1 percent in the second half.

Virginia Tech was more consistent by making 41.4 percent in the first half and 53.3 percent in the second. Fenyn scored 13 points and dished out nine assists. Tellier added 12 points and six assists for the Hokies. Campbell scored 11 and Hadley scored 10.

Appalachian State hosts Gardner-Webb at 6 p.m. on Nov. 20. The Mountaineers play Campbell on Nov. 24 and Norfolk State Nov. 25 in the ECU Pirate Invitational Thanksgiving Tournament in Greenville.

 

 

Virginia Tech 71, Appalachian State 68

Appalachian State (1-1)

Sharkey 3-6 0-0 7, Sydnor 1-3 0-0 2, A. Freeman 10-18, 10-10 36, Gary 1-4 2-2 4, C. Freeman 2-5 7-9 11, Taylor 2-5 1-2 6, Mallow 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 20-44 20-23 68.

Virginia Tech (1-1)

Hadley 5-11 0-0 10, Campbell 4-9 2-3 11, Evans 0-2 2-2 2, Fenyn 5-8 1-1 13, Tellier 4-9 1-2 12, Wilson 4-7 0-0 9, Evans 3-6 0-0 6, Kiss-rusk 0-0 0-0 0, Lloyd 3-7 0-0 8. Totals 28-59 6-8 71.

Halftime score—ASU 31, Virginia Tech 28. 3-point goals—ASU 8-18 (A. Freeman 6-11,  Sharkey 1-2, Taylor 1-2, Sydnor 0-1, Gary 0-1, Mallow 0-1), Virginia Tech 9-17 (Tellier 3-5, Fenyn 2-4, Lloyd 2-4, Campbell 1-1, Wilson 1-3). Rebounds—ASU 25 (C. Freeman 9), Virginia Tech 31 (Campbell 8). Assists—ASU 15 (C. Freeman, Gary 5), Virginia Tech 21 (Fenyn 9). Turnovers—ASU 14, Virginia Tech 14. Total fouls—ASU 14, Virginia 21. Fouled out—None. Technical fouls—None. Att.—1,786.