Mountaineers hold off Charleston 70-66

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP)—Donte Minter scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Jeremi Booth added 10 points off the bench to lead Appalachian State to a 70-66 win over the College of Charleston on Thursday night.

The Mountaineers (6-6, 1-2 Southern Conference) traileld 46-39 with 12:22 left and rallied to defeat the Cougars (6-7, 1-2).

Minter had four points and Booth a pair of layups in Appalachian State’s go-ahead, 10-1 run that put the team ahead 49-47 with 7:36 left.

Jeremy Clayton added a pair of free throws with 33 seconds to go that put the Mountaineers ahead 68-63.

Donald Sims and Doug McLaughlin-Williams had nine points apiece for Appalachian State.

Booth and his fellow reserves were a big reason for the Mountaineers’ win. Appalachian State’s backups outscored Charleston’s 27-21, had 12 steals and got five blocked shots.

Charleston was led by Jermaine Johnson’s 17 points and 15 rebounds. It was Johnson’s sixth double-double in his past eight games. His rebounds matched his previous career high.

Tony White Jr. had 13 points and Andrew Goudelock added 12 for the Cougars.

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 Top Performers
 Appalachian St.
D. Minter D. Minter
7-11,  19 Pts
11 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Charleston
J. Johnson J. Johnson
7-14,  17 Pts
15 Rebs, 1 Assists

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