The Sporting News

Article Published: Jan. 28, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
The Sporting News

Appalachian State's Marcus Wright came off the bench to score 15 points for the Mountaineers during their 87-74 victory over Western Carolina on Saturday.

Photo by Mark Mitchell

Watauga High School

The Watauga High School boys' team took a trip to South Caldwell on Tuesday night and brought home a convincing victory, downing the Spartans 73-48. Josh Coffey paced the win with 18 points, while Casey Quinn chipped in with 13. Damian Edwards and Caleb Courtney also helped the Pioneers' cause, with each scoring 11 points in the victory.

The Watauga girls didn't meet with the same success, falling to South Caldwell 68-31. Shelby Gilliam led the Pioneers with five points on the night. A second quarter which saw the Spartans outscore the Pioneers 14-2 spelled doom for Watauga.

The Watauga boys and girls traveled to Fred T. Foard on Wednesday night, but results were not available at press time. The Pioneers return to the court on Friday night when they visit Hibriten.

Appalachian State University

Both ASU basketball teams enjoyed a stellar Saturday as both knocked off Southern Conference powerhouses at the Holmes Convocation Center. The women downed Davidson 72-61 behind the efforts of guard Sam Ramirez who paced the Mountaineers with 17 points. Freshmen Anna Freeman and Courtney Freeman chipped in with 14 and 12 points, respectively.

The ASU men followed suit with an 87-74 defeat of SoCon rival Western Carolina behind a season-high crowd of 5,074. Junior guard Donald Sims led the way, scoring 28 points on nine-of 11 shooting. Sims received plenty of help as Kellen Brand totaled 19 points, while Marcus Wright came off the bench to score 15.

The Appalachian State men hit the road for a pair of conference tilts, traveling to Samford on Thursday and Chattanooga on Saturday. The men return home on Monday for a non-conference contest with King College. The women host Wofford on Saturday at 3 p.m., before traveling to Greenville, S.C., on Monday for a game with Furman.

For more sports coverage, read The Watauga Democrat, available Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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