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Rams Slip to Appalachian State

Winston-Salem State's Women's basketball team had a great first half against Division 1 Appalachian State, holding a 32-31 lead after 20 minutes.  The Rams scored only 17-second half points and fell to the Mountaineers 81-49. The Rams held a 15-14 lead after the first quarter but came out cold after halftime, scoring only 10 points in the third quarter.  App State's defense held 'SU to seven fourth-quarter points. WSSU shot 43 percent in the first half, however the team cooled to 18 percent shooting in the final 20 minutes and did not connect on any three-pointers.  Free throw shooting for the game stood at 54.5 percent.  The Rams managed only seven offensive rebounds in the game, while App State had 21.

The two teams were evenly matched in points in the paint with the Rams scoring 22 and Appalachian State hitting 26.  Senior Melody Pritchard was 'SU's leading scorer with 17 points.  She was 6-13 from the floor and 3-4 from the three-point line.  Sophomore Kennedi Simmons added eight points. Sophomore Amaya Tucker and senior Hailey Gipson each collected seven rebounds.  Tucker was held to four points. The loss dropped WSSU's record to 3-2, ending the team's three-game winning streak.  The Rams will play in Anchorage, Alaska, Friday and Saturday.  Both games will tip off at 11:30 p.m. EST.