Women’s basketball, Vincent look to remain unbeaten in recent series against Wofford

Andrew Clausen

Senior forward Kelsey Sharkey lays the ball up during Monday's game against Furman. The Mountaineers beat the Paladins 68-58.
The Appalachian State women’s basketball team hopes to bring its Southern Conference win total to 10 Saturday at 2 p.m. during its annual Play 4Kay game at the Holmes Convocation Center against Wofford.

Wofford (7-14, 2-11 SoCon) and App State (15-6, 9-4) have been long-time competitors in the past.
App State is 25-8 all-time against Wofford and has won 11 games in a row against the Terriers. Head coach Darcie Vincent has never lost to them, boasting a perfect 9-0 record, according to goasu.com.

After being taken to double overtime in their first matchup against Wofford this year, the Mountaineers hope to add another win against the Terriers – this time on the home court.

 

 

Wofford has not won a conference game on the road this season and the Mountaineers are 5-1 at home in SoCon games.

While the team has expressed concern over its most recent games shooting-wise, its second half shooting against Furman University Monday suggests a promising turnaround for the upcoming game against Wofford.

The Mountaineers shot a poor 34.5 percent (10-of-29) in the first half against Furman but shot 50 percent (14-of-28) in the second in field goals and 3-point shots, according to goasu.com

For the year, App State is fifth in SoCon in points-allowed per game at 58.5, first in steals at 12.9 per game, fourth in rebounding at 39.8 per game and first in rebounding margin at +3.2, according to soconsports.com.

“You want to see the first step in us being angry?”, Vincent said. “Watch how we play [Wofford].”

Story: JESS LYONS, Intern Sports Reporter

Photo: JUSTIN PERRY, Staff Photographer