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Final

Appalachian St 97

(4-8, 4-2 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 30, 2013

    Holmes Convocation Center, Boone, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    BLU 41 2970
    APP 53 4497

    Top Performers

    Bluefield College: D. Page 12 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Appalachian St: M. Neal 23 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Appalachian State pulls away from Bluefield 97-70

    Associated Press

    BOONE, N.C. -- Mike Neal scored 23 points and Michael Obacha had 11 points and 12 rebounds as Appalachian State pulled away from NAIA Bluefield 97-70 on Monday.

    Neal hit 8 of 9 shots, including 4 of 5 3-pointers as the Mountaineers (4-8) hit 10 of 20 from behind the arch en route to shooting 63.2 percent from the field. Tab Hamilton added 16 points and Chris Burgess had 14.

    Nequan Melvin came off the bench to lead Bluefield with 13 points. Devin Page had 12 and Kearsten Marion 10.

    Bluefield hung tough in the first half, getting the last four points to trail 53-41. But Hamilton hit a 3 and then made two free throws and the lead was 20 with 10:43 left in the game.

    The Rams shot just 40 percent and only made 9 of 16 free throws.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BLU
    APP
    Points 70 97
    FG Made-Attempted 26-65 (.400) 36-57 (.632)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-23 (.391) 10-20 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-16 (.563) 15-23 (.652)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 17 (0/0)

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