Mountaineers Travel to Durham for Thursday Evening Clash with NC Central

Mountaineers Travel to Durham for Thursday Evening Clash with NC Central

BOONE, NC — The App State women’s basketball team (3-5) will travel to Durham, NC on Thursday to take on North Carolina Central (3-7). Tipoff is at 5:30 p.m. and the game will be available to stream on the NCCU Sports Network.

last time out

App State defeated Johnson C. Smith, 107-52, on Dec. 10 for his first three-figure game as head coach angel elderkin‘s tenure and first three-figure game at the Holmes Center since November 29, 2010. Every climber who came on the court scored a goal as a sophomore Emily Schnitzer and graduate student Brooke Bigott leads the charge with 15 points each. student in the first year Alexis Black pulled eight team- and career-high rebounds and scored 3-of-4 from the free-throw line.

App State is second in the Sun Belt for 3-point scores averaging 7.6 per game. Carver leads the Mountaineers by 3 points and has 12 points so far this season. Redshirt Senior Janay Sanderthe Mountaineers’ top scorer, ranks sixth in the league with her FG percentage (.421) and seventh with an average of 15.1 points per game.

Last time against North Carolina Central

App State last faced NC Central on November 14, 2021, defeating the Eagles 80-66 in Boone. Michaela porter recorded a double double and led the Mountaineers in points (21) and rebounds (10). Believe Alston and Sanders trailed Porter, scoring 17 points each.

Scouting North Carolina Central

NC Central is 3-7 (0-0 MEAC) this season. The Eagles opened the season with a 69-56 win over Johnson C. Smith (Nov. 7) and ended a four-game losing streak by beating NC Wesleyan (Nov. 22). NCCU also posted an away win against Chicago State (Dec. 3) before falling to Memphis (Dec. 8).

Jerni Kiaku is the Eagles’ leading scorer averaging 10.4 points per game, while Blessing Okoh leads the team with an average of 5.2 points per game. Kira Lowery and Tippy Robertson shared the lead in assists with 27 each on the season and an average of 2.7 per game.

Last season NCCU went 5-20 (3-11 MEAC). In the Quarterfinals of the MEAC Tournament, the 7th-seeded Eagles lost 58-52 to 2nd-seeded Norfolk State. During the regular season, NC Central notched victories over Johnson & Wales, Delaware State, St. Andrews, and South Carolina State.


The Mountaineers will travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan on December 17 at 12 p.m. to take on Big Ten contender Michigan, who is ranked 19th nationally. The game will be available to stream on B1G+.

App State will wrap up the nonconference action at Holmes on December 20 at 2:00 p.m. as it hosts Gardner-Webb. The game will be the Mountaineers’ Ugly Sweater Game. Fans can enter the ugly sweater contest to win a new set of airpods. Santa will also appear and be available for photos.

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