King College upsets Appalachian State 87-76

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BOONE, N.C. (AP)—Clarence Smith scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help Division II King College upset Appalachian State 87-76 on Monday night.

Brian Hewitt also had a double-double for the Tornado (13-4), scoring 15 points and dishing out 10 assists.

The Tornado finished with 15 steals, helping to lead to 18 Mountaineers’ turnovers.

Appalachian State (12-10) had its only lead of the second half, 60-59, with 8:34 remaining before King answered with seven straight points. Smith’s layup capped the spurt with 7 minutes to go.

The Tornado trailed 17-13 with 11:55 left in the first half, before Stephen Kite’s free throws put them ahead for the first time 19-17 with 10:27 to go until halftime. The foul shots were part of an 11-0 run by King.

Mark Dockery scored 15 points, Kite 12 and Elisha Murray 11 for the Tornado.

Josh Hunter led the Mountaineers with 22 points.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 King
Clarence Smith Clarence Smith
8-14,  22 Pts
13 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Appalachian St.
Josh Hunter Josh Hunter
8-9,  22 Pts
7 Rebs, 0 Assists

Team Stat Leaders

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Rebounds
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