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Originally published: 2012-11-13 23:50:19
Last modified: 2012-11-13 23:50:19

High Point rolls past Appalachian State 86-64

by Steve Behr Sports Editor

High Point shot 64.5 percent from the field in the first half and buried Appalachian State 86-64 Tuesday in front of 1,102 fans at the Holmes Center,

High Point (2-0) made 20-of-31 shots in the first half against an Appalachian State team that could not keep up with the athletic Panthers. Appalachian State (1-1) struggled with its shot by making 33.3 percent (9-of-27) of its shots.

The Panthers used their shooting outside shooting and scored several times off ASU turnovers to crank out a 30-7 run that turned a 16-11 lead into a commanding 46-19 advantage that the Mountaineers would not remotely come close to eliminating.

Once the Panthers took a 39-19 lead, they would never see their lead fall less than 20 points the rest of the game. High Point first took its largest lead at 63-33 with 16:07 left in the game on a Derrell Edwards layup.

High Point got 22 points from John Brown, who made 9-of-15 shots including three dunks. Brown’s final slam was an uncontested dunk off a pass from Edwards, who passed the ball to Brown off the backboard. Allan Chaney added 18 points and Dejuan McGaughy scored 15 for the Panthers.

Appalachian State rarely found any offensive rhythm. The Mountaineers finished with just five assists and turned the ball over 15 times.

That meant Appalachian State had to rely on either outside jump shots, or driving to the basket, but not passing to open players. Jay Canty led all scorers with 23 points and had three assists.

Chris Burgess, making his first college start at point guard, added 16 points, but no assists. Tevin Baskin came off the bench to score 10 points and grabbed four steals.

If there was a bright spot in Appalachian State’s offense, it was that the Mountaineers made 16-of-21 foul shots. High Point made 8-of-15.

Appalachian State takes to the road Friday to play at Campbell Friday night. Campbell was picked to win one of the two divisions from the Big South. High Point was picked to finish third in the same division.

 

 

 

High Point 86, Appalachian State 64

High Point (2-0)

Brown 9-15 4-10 22, Chaney 7-10 2-3 18, Edwards 5-5 0-0 13, Cheek 2-6 2-2 7, Simms 1-2 0-0 2, McGaughy 7-11 0-0 15, McIntyre 0-0 0-0 0, Duncan 0-1 0-0 0, Cugini 1-2 0-0 2, Drye 0-0 0-0 0, Weary 3-7 0-0 7, Harris 0-1 0-0 0, Mikulic 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-61 8-15 86.

Appalachian State (1-1)

Obacha 2-3 0-0 4, Healy 0-5 0-0 0, Canty 7-19 8-10 23, Hamilton 2-6 0-0 5, Burgess 6-9 0-0 16, Baskin 3-7 4-5 10, Gilbert 0 0-0 0, Trice 1-4 3-4 5, Spagnolo 0-1 0-0 0, Eaves 0-1 1-2 1, Okam 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-56 16-21 64.

Halftime score—High Point 48, ASU 26. 3-point goals—High Point 8-17 (Edwards 3-3, Chaney 2-2, Cheek 1-3, McGaughy 1-3, Weary 1-3, Simms 0-1, Cugini 0-1, Mikulic 0-1), ASU 6-18 (Burgess 4-5, Hamilton 1-3, Canty 1-6, Baskin 0-1, Trice 0-1, Healy 0-2). Rebounds—High Point 34 (Brown 7), ASU 30 (Canty 5). Assists—High Point 17 (Simms 4), ASU 5 (Canty 3). Turnovers—High Point 10, ASU 16. Total fouls—High Point 19, ASU 15. Fouled out—None. Technical fouls—None. A—1,102.