Mountaineers hold off Charleston 70-66
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.