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Forrest scores 32 as Appalachian State wins third straight

BOONE, N.C. (AP) Justin Forrest scored 32 points, including 6 of 9 on 3-pointers, and Appalachian State defeated UL Monroe 85-84 on Saturday, the Mountaineers' third consecutive victory.

Forrest's season-high came on 11-of-18 shooting from the field and 4 of 5 from the free-throw line. Isaac Johnson had 13 points, Ronshad Shabazz 12, and Adrian Delph and Tyrell Johnson scored 11 each for Appalachian State 8-14, 3-6 Sun Belt). The Mountaineers shot 56 percent.

Michael Ertel scored 26 points and JD Williams 23 for the Warhawks (11-10, 4-5), who have lost three in a row. Daishon Smith added 11 points. ULM shot 53 percent.

There was no scoring but plenty of action in the final minute. Both teams worked the shot clock on alternating possessions, only to come up empty. With 13 seconds to go, ULM's Smith missed a jumper that was rebounded by Appalachian State's Hunter Seacat, who was fouled with 11 seconds to go. He missed the front end of the bonus but made up for it by blocking Williams' layup at the other end and time ran out.

Both teams lit it up in the first half, Appalachian State shooting 61 percent and ULM 54 percent. The Mountaineers led 46-40 at halftime and went up by 13 early in the second half. But the Warhawks rallied and there were five ties and two lead changes in the next several minutes before Appalachian State built an 83-77 lead with just under three minutes to go.

Both teams surpassed 200 3-pointers made this season. Appalachian State made 14 of 26 from distance and ULM hit on 10 of 21.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo UL-Monroe 11-10 404484
home team logo App. St. 8-14 463985
Team Stats
away team logo UL-Monroe 11-10 79.2 PPG 36.6 RPG 14.2 APG
home team logo App. St. 8-14 79.9 PPG 37.9 RPG 12.7 APG
Key Players
2
D. Smith 21.0 PPG 4.5 RPG 3.9 APG 44.3 FG%
2
R. Shabazz 18.3 PPG 3.3 RPG 2.3 APG 44.1 FG%
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0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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