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Originally published: 2013-11-19 23:09:43
Last modified: 2013-11-19 23:10:27

Gardner-Webb women slip past App State

by Staff Reports

BOILING SPRINGS -- Gardner-Webb claimed a 69-63 victory over Appalachian State's women's basketball at Paul Porter Arena Tuesday night.

The lead changed five times until 1:42 seconds remained in the game and the Bulldogs led 63-61. With 1:11 to play the Mountaineers forced a turnover to get possession of the ball. Appalachian State's Joi Jones would hit a crucial shot to tie the game 63-63 with 44 seconds to play.

Appalachian State (1-3) stopped scoring, while Gardner-Webb's Mayhana Dunovant scored four points in 20 seconds to give the Bulldogs a 67-63 lead. Gardner-Webb added another insurance basket to ice the victory.

Maryah Sydnor scored 18 points on 6-of-22 shooting and pulled down 12 rebounds for the Mountaineers. Katie Mallow added 17 points and Jones scored a career-high 13 points to go with four assists and five steals.

The Mountaineers struggled with their shooting from the field by making just 36.8 percent of their shots overall, and just 33.3 percent from the field in the second half.

Foul shooting also turned out to be a defining factor in the game. App State made 8-of-13 free throws on 15 Gardner-Webb fouls, while 23 App State fouls led to 19-of-26 shooting for the Bulldogs from the foul line.

The Bulldogs (4-0) had three players score in double-figures with Catrina Green leading the way with 23 points. Green was a force underneath by making 9-of-12 shots and also pulling down 11 rebounds.

Olivia Parker scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, while guard, while Jasmine Dale had 10 points and four assists for Gardner-Webb. The Bulldogs outrebounded App State 53-40, including 25 on the offensive end.

 

Gardner-Webb 69, Appalachian State 63

Appalachian State 63 (1-3)

Sydnor 6-22, 4-4 18, Cooper 1-4 0-2 2, Jones 6-9 1-3 13, Gatewood 0-1 0-0 0, Mallow 6-16 3-4 17, Wood 1-4 0-0 3, Carter 0-1 0--0 0, Taylor 0-1 0-0 0, Huffman 0-0 0-0 0, Marshall 2-4 0-0 4, Doniere 3-6 0-0 6. Totals 25-68 8-13 63.

Gardner-Webb 69 (4-0)

Koerner 0-1 0-0 0, Green 9-12 5-7 23, Brown 3-11, 2-4 8, Dunovant 2-9 2-2 6, Dale 3-10 2-4 10, Currie 2-4 0-0 6, Huntsman 0-2 0-0 0, Doran 0-3 0-0 0, Richardson 0-0 90-0 0, Parker 4-11 7-7 12, Helig 0-1 1-2 1, McQueen 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 23-65 19-26 69.

Halftime score--App State 35, GW 32. 3-point goals--App State 5-12 (Sydnor 2-3, Mallow 2-6, Wood 1-3); GW 4-20 (Currie 2-4, Dale 2-5, Brown 0-1, Huntsman 0-2, Foran 0-3, Dunovant 0-3). Rebounds--App State 40 (Sydnor 12), GW 53 (Parker 12). Assists--App State 11 (Jones 4), GW 16 (Three with four). Steals--App State 12 (Jones 5), GW 14 (Green, Dale 3). Turnovers--App State 19, GW 23. Total fouls--App State 23, GW 15. Fouled out--GW, Brown. Technical fouls--None. Att.--634.