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Tuesday Evening Sports Report..... (2016-12-06 22:11:32)

App State Wrestling Ranks No. 22 in USA Today/NWCA Poll....BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University wrestling made program history on Tuesday, ranking No. 22 in the nation in the USA Today/NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll after going 2-1 last week.

 

The Mountaineers (5-1, 1-0 SoCon) moved up one spot to their highest-ever ranking in the major poll, now being the sole member of the Southern Conference in the Top 25 after Virginia knocked Chattanooga from No. 24 to third-highest in the “others receiving votes” category. Appalachian is also one of only four schools in the rankings to have at least five wins and no more than one loss, joining Nebraska, Rutgers and Drexel.

The Black and Gold’s lone loss this season came on Nov. 30 when No. 9 NC State pulled away late to get the victory. After the setback, App State bounced back in a big way, defeating its first SoCon opponent of the year, Davidson, 43-3 before downing Sacred Heart later in the day 43-0 to complete its tough stretch of four matches in six days.

App State wrestling’s USA Today/NWCA Top 25 ranking continues to be, outside of App State football being ranked in the FCS poll, the only Appalachian sports team to have been ranked in the top-25 of a major national poll since App State baseball was ranked No. 24 in Baseball America’s May 14, 2012 poll.

The Mountaineers will take a break for finals before returning to the mat on Wednesday, Dec. 14 in Varsity Gym as they host SoCon foe Campbell. The action is set to begin at 7 p.m.

The only way to guarantee a seat to the action of App State wrestling’s historic season is by purchasing season tickets. Prices for adults will be $30/each and for youth fans (ages 3-12) $15/each. Individual match prices will be $7 for adults and $3 for youth except for the Feb. 5 match against Chattanooga, which will be $10 for adults and $3 for youth.

To purchase tickets, visit appstatesports.com/tickets, (828) 262-2079, or visit the Appalachian State athletics ticket office, located inside the Holmes Center. Tickets are also available at the door on matchday.

 

Cobras Cruise Past Flyers....

PINECREST, NC - The Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute men's basketball team defeated Sandhills Community College 93-82 on Saturday to improve to 8-2 on the season.

The Cobras were led by Jahmeel Watts, who had 23 points and 9 rebounds. Jahi Hughes added 18 points going 11-of-11 from the free-throw line. Caldwell will be back in action on Wednesday when the Cobras host Catawba Valley Community College at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

 

MONDAY'S GAMES
BASKETBALL

GIRLS
WATAUGA 55, WILKES CENTRAL 54
MAIDEN 56, PATTON 43
NORTH GASTON 43, SOUTH CALDWELL 42
EAST LINCOLN 62, HIBRITEN 20
NORTH SURRY 49, ASHE COUNTY 19

BOYS
WATAUGA 76, WILKES CENTRAL 70
MAIDEN 47, PATTON 45
SOUTH CALDWELL 71, NORTH GASTON 46
EAST LINCOLN 53, HIBRITEN 47
NORTH SURRY 84, ASHE COUNTY 41

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL SCORES

Girls:

 
Green Valley: 22
Blowing Rock: 16
 
Parkway: 20
Hardin Park: 17
 
Valle Crucis: 30
Mabel: 29
 
Cove Creek: 39
Bethel: 13
 
Boys:
 
Green Valley: 53
Blowing Rock: 23
 
Parkway: 48
Hardin Park: 35
 
Valle Crucis: 56
Mabel: 15
 
Bethel: 53
Cove Creek: 12
 
Berry Out For Davidson Game
 

CHAPEL HILL – University of North Carolina junior point guard Joel Berry II will not play against Davidson on Wednesday (Dec. 7) due to a sprained left ankle, an injury he suffered early in the second half of Sunday’s 95-50 win over Radford.

Berry is questionable to play in Sunday’s game (Dec. 11) against Tennessee. The Apopka, Fla., native is Carolina’s second-leading scorer at 14.8 points per game and leads the Tar Heels in assists, three-point field goals and free throw percentage. He was the MVP of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational.

Junior Theo Pinson had x-rays on Monday to check the progress of a broken bone in his right foot. He underwent surgery on October 26th and has not played in Carolina’s first nine games. He is expected to be out 8-12 weeks.

X-rays today showed the bone is healing as expected. The next step is to do a CT scan that will help determine when Pinson may begin impact activities such as running and jumping.

 
Photo Courtesy: JohnMark Bentley, App State Athletics


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