CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina women's basketball (7-18, 5-11 Southern Conference) fell to Appalachian State (17-6, 11-4 SoCon) 63-32 Monday in the Ramsey Center.
Appalachian State stymied Western Carolina's offensive efforts holding the Catamounts to 11 points in the first half. The Catamounts did find some offensive prowess in the second half, more than doubling their offensive output in the second half, scoring 21 points and shooting 27.6 percent (8-of-29) after connecting on just three field goals in the first half.
Junior guard Hana Haden came off the bench to offer a spark hitting a pair of three pointers, the only treys in the game for Western Carolina, ending the contest with six points. Fellow junior Kristen Lyon also had six points in the contest.
Western Carolina ripped down 25 defensive rebounds and ended the contest with 42, just one shy of Appalachian State who had 43.
The Catamounts suffered from 32 turnovers in the game which equated to 29 points for the Mountaineers. Appalachian State also got 38 points inside the paint.
Western Carolina's bench scored 23 of its 32 points in the game.
Appalachian State had three players score in double figures with Maryah Sydnor leading the way with 16 points. Anna Freeman had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds and Courtney Freeman added 11.
Western Carolina this the road this weekend for a two-game road swing. The Catamounts at 5 p.m. Saturday at Chattanooga in a game on ESPN3 and close out the road swing with an 8 p.m. February 25 at Samford.