App State looks for three straight


The Appalachian Online

Cory Spiers

Turning things around

Before winning back-to-back games over Georgia State and Troy, App State (6-10, 3-4) had lost three straight games and was sinking quickly to the bottom of the conference. After the two big wins, the team is looking for a third-straight against South Alabama (6-12, 4-4), which would tie for the team’s longest winning streak of the season.

Home games may have been what the team needed to get back on track, and while the team did let one slip away against Arkansas State at home, the win over Georgia State was a big one. The Mountaineers experienced major shooting woes against the Red Wolves, but those were nowhere to be seen in the team’s back-to-back wins in which the team scored 74 and 69 points, respectively.

Confidence boost

After a night where the team couldn’t buy a basket at home, the Mountaineers treated a crowd of more than 2,000 at home to a thrilling victory over preseason Sun Belt favorite, Georgia State.

The Mountaineers surged late and fifth-year senior Tommy Spagnolo showed true leadership to will the team to a crucial victory. The confidence carried onto the road, where App State upended Troy, despite surrendering an early double-digit lead.

Story: Cory Spiers, Sports Editor