The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

College Sports

November 24, 2012

Virginia Tech beats Appy State

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Erick Green scored a career-high 27 points to help Virginia Tech pull away from Appalachian State 87-76 Friday.

Virginia Tech, which is off to a 5-0 start for the first time since the 1984-85 season, put the game away with a 13-2 run late in the second half. Green scored six points in the run, including a one-handed slam with 4:51 remaining that capped the run and gave the Hokies a 73-60 lead.

Appalachian State (1-4) got no closer than 11 points the rest of the game. Jay Canty led the Mountaineers with 21 points.

Green made 8 of 15 from the floor and all 11 of his free-throw attempts. He has made 31 consecutive free throws. The Hokies made 30 of their 39 free-throw attempts.

VIRGINIA TECH 87, APPALACHIAN ST. 76

APPALACHIAN ST. (1-4)

Obacha 2-2 1-4 5, Healy 4-8 1-2 11, Hamilton 7-12 0-0 15, Trice 5-15 6-7 19, Canty 8-16 3-4 21, Baskin 2-5 1-4 5, Burgess 0-1 0-0 0, Gilbert 0-0 0-0 0, Spagnolo 0-1 0-0 0, Eaves 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-60 12-21 76.

VIRGINIA TECH (5-0)

Raines 1-3 1-3 3, Eddie 7-9 5-6 23, Barksdale 3-5 4-4 10, Brown 2-8 5-6 9, Green 8-16 11-11 27, Van Zegeren 1-2 0-0 2, Rankin 0-1 0-2 0, Beyer 0-0 0-0 0, Johnston 0-0 0-0 0, Wood 4-8 4-7 13. Totals 26-52 30-39 87.

Halftime — Virginia Tech 41-38. 3-Point Goals — AS: 8-22 (Trice 3-8, Healy 2-4, Canty 2-5, Hamilton 1-4, Burgess 0-1); VT: 5-18 (Eddie 4-5, Wood 1-4, Rankin 0-1, Brown 0-3, Green 0-5). Fouled Out — Spagnolo. Rebounds — AS: 35 (Canty, Healy 7); VT: 27 (Wood 8). Assists — AS: 6 (Spagnolo, Trice 2); VT: 16 (Brown 6). Total Fouls — AS: 26; VT: 19.

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