Appalachian St. tops Ga. Southern 95-82

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STATESBORO, Ga. (AP)—Donald Sims scored a career-high 29 points and Isaac Butts had career-highs of 17 points and 19 rebounds as Appalachian State defeated Georgia Southern 95-82 on Monday night.

The Mountaineers (9-11, 6-6 Southern Conference) led 44-33 at halftime, then shot 68 percent from the field (17 of 25) in the second half.

The Eagles (7-13, 5-7) rallied to cut the margin to 56-53 with 13:13 left.

Ben Drayton III, who had a career-high 22 points, hit a pair of 3-pointers and two other baskets during the Georgia Southern surge.

Appalachian State then used an 8-2 run to pull away and finished the game hitting 22 of 28 free throws. The Mountaineers also had a 45-34 rebounding edge.

Kellen Brand added 18 points for Appalachian State, while Jeremi Booth had 14 and Josh Hunter tallied 10.

Julian Allen chipped in 16 points for the Eagles.

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 Top Performers
 Appalachian St.
Isaac Butts Isaac Butts
7-8,  17 Pts
19 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Georgia Southern
Ben Drayton III Ben Drayton III
8-14,  22 Pts
2 Rebs, 1 Assists

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