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Originally published: 2012-12-01 00:38:38
Last modified: 2012-12-01 00:38:38

Mallow pushes Mountaineers past Xavier in overtime

by Staff Reports

CINCINNATI -- Appalachian State turned to Katie Mallow to make key shots in the Mountaineers' 77-73 overtime victory over Xavier Friday night at the Cintas Center.

Mallow, a sophomore, drained a 3-point shot with 33 seconds left in the game to give the Mountaineers a 74-69 lead. Mallow made three free throws after being intentionally fouled twice by Shaytyra Hawkes to keep Appalachian State safely in front.

Mallow scored all of her six points in the overtime period. Appalachian State outscored Xavier 17-13 in the overtime period to earn the victory in a game that had 12 lead changes and eight ties.

Appalachian State led by eight in the first half, while Xavier led by three, also in the first half. Xavier shot 27.3 percent from the field in the first half, while Appalachian State shot 38.7 percent in the first 20 minutes.

Anna Freeman and Courtney Freeman provided the bulk of the scoring for the Mountaineers. Anna Freeman scored 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds, while Courtney Freeman scored 24. She also pulled down eight rebounds.

Maryah Sydnor added eight points and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds. The Mountaineers shot 50 percent from the field in the game and 13-of-18 from the foul line.

Xavier, who made 24-of-61 from the field, got 25 points from Amber Gray, She came off the bench to make 9-of-12 shots from the field and 7-of-9 from the foul line.

Gray also pulled down 10 rebounds.

Ashley Wanninger and Jenna Crittendon scored 10 points each.

 

ASU women 77, Xavier 73 (OT)

Appalachian State (5-1)

Sharkey 2-4 0-1 4, Sydnor 3-9 2-2 8, A. Freeman 11-17 4-4 28, Taylor 1-4 0-0 2, C. Freeman 10-20 4-7 24, Wood 2-4 0-0 5, Mallow 1-2 3-4 6. Totals 30-60 13-18 77.

Xavier (3-3)

Pachko 2-7 2-2 6, Crouch 1-3 3-6 5, Hawkes 1-10 1-2 4, Wanninger 3-7 2-2 10, Crittendon 3-10 3-5 10, O'Neill 0-0 1-4 1, 1, Gray 9-12 7-9 25, Glover 0-1 0-0 0, Zantt 5-11 0-0 12. Totals 24-61 19-30 73.

Halftime score--ASU 27, Xavier 22. 3-point goals--ASU 4-7 (A. Freeman 2-2, Wood 1-2, Mallow 1-2, Sharkey 0-1), Xavier 6-23 (Zantt 2-6, Wannnger 2-6, Hawkes 1-4, Crittendon 1-4, Pachko 0-1, Gray 0-2). Rebounds--ASU 38 (Sydnor 9), Xavier 36 (Gray 10). Assists--ASU 19 (A. Freeman, C. Freeman 4), Xavier 14 (Hawkes 5). Turnovers--ASU 19, Xavier 19. Total fouls--ASU 22, Xavier 18. Fouled out--ASU, Sydnor 5. Technical fouls--None. Att.--1,297.