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Originally published: 2012-11-26 20:58:35
Last modified: 2012-11-26 20:58:35

ASU women slip past Norfolk State

by Staff Reports

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Appalachian State’s women’s basketball team grinded out a 68-61 victory over Norfolk State in the East Carolina Pirate Invitational Sunday.

Freshman guard Farrahn Wood connected on four 3-point shots to lift the Mountaineers to the win. Sophomore guard Katie Mallow also hit four 3-pointers and finished with a team-high 15 points.

Appalachian State (4-1) trailed 29-27 at halftime, but the Mountaineers opened the second half with a Maryah Sydnor layup and a Mallow jumper off a Raven Gary steal to take a 31-29 lead the Mountaineers would not lose.

Appalachian State went up by 11 points before Norfolk State’s Rachel Gordon hit a late jump shot to slice the lead back to nine. Gordon led all scorers with 17 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field.

Appalachian State shot just 30.6 percent from the field in the first half and just 35.9 for the game. The Mountaineers helped themselves by making 12-of-16 from the foul line. They also grabbed 45 rebounds, 20 of them on the offensive glass.

Courtney Freeman added 15 points and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds. Anna Freeman scored 12 for the Mountaineers despite making just 2-of-10 shots from the field. Freeman made all six of her foul shots and grabbed eight rebounds.

Norfolk State (1-4) shot 45 percent from the field.

 

Appalachian State 68, Norfolk State 61

Appalachian State (4-1)

Sydnor 4-13 0-0 9, A. Freeman 2-10, 6-6 11, Taylor 0 0-0 0, Gary 1-4 2-3 4, C. Freeman 6-12 3-5 15, Wood 4-7 0-0 12, Sharkey 0-0 0-0 0, Gatewood 0-2 0-0 0, Mallow 5-14 1-2 15, Wilkerson 1-1 0-0 2, Cooper 0 0-0 0, Huffman 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-64 12-16 68.

Norfolk State (1-4)

Gordon 8-11 1-2 17, Brooks 0-0 0-0 0, Leonard 5-10 1-2 11, Trice 3-7 1-1 7, Barnes 3-13 0-0 8, Owens 0-1 1-2 1, Parham 4-10 0-1 8, Brown 4-7 0-0 9, Gray 0-0 0-0 0, Dillard 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-60 4-8 61.

Halftime score—Norfolk State 29, ASU 27. 3-point goals—ASU 10-28 (Wood 4-7, Mallow 4-12, Sydnor 1-3, A. Freeman 1-5, Gary 0-1), Norfolk State 3-10 (Barnes 2-7, Brown 1-3). Rebounds—ASU 45 (A. Freeman 8), Norfolk State 35 (Gordon). Assists—ASU 16 (Gary, C. Freeman 4), Norfolk State 19 (Trice 7). Turnovers—ASU 16, Norfolk State 19. Total fouls—ASU 10, Norfolk State 16. Fouled out—None. Technical fouls—None. Att.—NA.