The Appalachian State women’s basketball defeated South Alabama 71-59 on Education Day in the Holmes Center.
Why the Mountaineers won
The Mountaineers had four players in double figures. Pre Stanley set the tone early, scoring 14 of her game-high 19 points in the first half on 7-of-12 shooting with four assists. App State got its fourth win in the past five games, improving to 8-15 overall (5-7 Sun Belt).
The big play
Lainey Gosnell poured in 15 points (13 in the second half) and tied a career high with 11 rebounds (six offensive) for her first double-double of the season and the third of her career.
South Alabama: Savannah Jones 19 points, 4 rebounds; Shaforia Kines 19 points, 3 assists.
Appalachian State: Pre Stanley 19 points, 4 assists; Lainey Gosnel 15 points, 11 rebounds; Bayley Plummer 10 points, 15 rebounds.
South Alabama: 12-12, 7-5 Sun Belt.
Appalachian State: 8-15, 5-7 Sun Belt.
South Alabama: Saturday at Coastal Carolina, 1 p.m.
Appalachian State: Saturday vs. Troy, 2 p.m.