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Maryah Sydnor, who dropped 15 points at Davidson, has led the Apps in scoring in three-straight contests.
Courtesy: DCMayo (Appalachian, '83)
Women's Hoops Close Out Road Swing at Furman
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Sunday 01/06/2013 (ET)

GREENVILLE, N.C. - Appalachian State University women's basketball will wrap up a four-game road swing and seek a fourth straight win against Furman.

The Mountaineers (7-3, 1-1 SoCon) are looking to redeem themselves on Monday following a pair of tough losses to West Virginia and Davidson. Maryah Sydnor led Appalachian in scoring for a third-straight game in Saturday's 65-49 setback at Davidson. The sophomore tallied 15 points on 6-14 shooting and put up 5-6 from the the line. 

Anna Freeman dominated the glass with 11 rebounds, her highest total since November. The senior is App's third all-time leading scorer with 1,539 points, and fourth among Appalachian's all-time leading rebounders with 821 boards to-date.

SCOUTING THE PALADINS
• The Paladins are 4-7 and 0-2 in SoCon.
• Furman grabbed their last win on December 29 in an overtime 85-80 victory at USC Upstate.
• Combined, Furman averages 56.8 points per contest, while pulling 37.7 rebounds. To-date, the Paladins have been outscored by an average of 15.7 points, and outrebounded by approximately 4.5 each game.
• Top returnees for the Paladins include Raegan Thompson, Brittany Hodges, and Kaitlin Murphy, who average 10.4, 10.0, and 9.5 points-per-game, respectively. 
• Senior Teshia Griswold leads Furman in scoring, averaging 14.4 per contest. Sarah Durdaller stands just behind, averaging 14.2 each game.
• Teshia Griswold is ranked the 7th best free-throw shooter in the nation (NCAA) based on her 92.1 percent average. 
• Furman's Kaitlin Murphy is the Paladin's assists and steals leaders with 29 and 16, respectively, this season.

SERIES HISTORY
• APP leads the series, 39-28.
• The Mountaineers, who have taken three-straight against Furman, will look to improve their streak to four.
• When playing in Greenville, Freeman leads the series 17-13.
• The Mountaineers last win came on February 20, 2012 in Greenville. Appalachian grabbed a 85-70 victory against the Paladins.

LOOKING AHEAD
• The Apps, who haven't played a home matchup in 40 days, return to the Holmes Center on January 12 to face Western Carolina at 2 p.m.
• A victory against the Catamounts will extend the Mountaineers' current unbeaten streak to eight.


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