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Originally published: 2014-01-11 20:07:35
Last modified: 2014-01-11 20:08:20

App State women tame Bulldogs

by Staff Reports

 

Appalachian State women's baskebtall team got some revenge of Samford at the Holmes Center Saturday by taking a 61-47 victory over the Bulldogs.

The Mountaineers (5-9, 2-2 SoCon), who have lost to Samford (3-11, 1-4) the last two trips to the Southern Conference Tournament, claimed a 27-19 lead on the Bulldogs by halftime. Appalachian State was led by Maryah Sydnor, who scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds.

Sydnor made 11-of-12 foul shots and 6-of-12 from the field. The Mountaineers shot 45.7 from the field for the game, including 52.4 percent in the second half.

Bria Huffman added 11 points and five boards for the Mountaineers. Katie Mallow and Joi Jones each scored eight.

The Bulldogs got 13 points from Hannah Nichols and 12 from Ellen Riggins. Both players came off the bench. Samford's starters scored just 14 points combined.

Appalachian State's defense forced 21 Samford turnovers, including 14 steals. Jones had the most steals with five.

Appalachian State hosts Chattanooga on Monday night.


Appalachian State women 61, Davidson 47

Samford 47 (3-13, 1-4)

Fletcher 1-5 0-0 2, Robinson 1-1 3-4 5, McGee 1-6 0-0 2, Stevens 2-3 1-2 5, Campbell 0-0 0-0 0, Nichols 6-12 0-0 13, Young 2-4 0-0 5, Blevins 0-3 0-0 0, Stricklin 1-7 0-2 3, Riggins 4-6 2-3 12. Totals 18-47 6-11 47.

Appalachian State 61 (5-9, 2-2)

Sydnor 6-12 11-12 24, Doniere 0-3 0-0 0, Marshall 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 4-7 0-2 8, Huffman 5-9 1-6 11 Wood 2-4 0-0 6, Hoover 0-0 0-0 0, Taylor 0-0 0-0 0, Mallow 2-6 3-6 8, Cooper 2-5 0-0 7. Totals 21-46 15-27 61.

Halftime score-App State 27, Samfordd 19. 3-point goals-Samford 5-16 (Riggins 2-2, Nichols 1-5, Stricklin 1-3, Young 1-1, Blevins 0-3, Fletcher 0-1), App State 4-9 (Wood 2-4, Mallow 1-4, Sydnor 1-1). Rebounds-Samford 27 (Nichols 7), App State 38 (Marshall 7). Steals-Samford 5 (Five with one), App State 14 (Jones 5). Turnovers-Samford 21, 19. Total fouls-Samford 21, App State 16. Fouled out-Samford, McGee. Technical fouls-None. Att.-438.