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KeKe Cooper and the rest of the Mountaineers will look to improve to 4-4 in the conference when they play Davidson on Saturday in the Holmes Center.
Courtesy: Rob Moore (www.mtnsnapshots.com)
Mountaineers Host Davidson on Saturday
Courtesy: Appalachian State Sports Information
Release: Friday 01/24/2014 (ET)
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BOONE, N.C. - Appalachian State University women's basketball will return to the High Country on Saturday to host SoCon opponent, Davidson at 2 p.m. in the Holmes Center.

The Mountaineers (6-11, 3-4 SoCon) will play the second-ranked Wildcats (9-9, 6-1) this weekend after notching their third conference win against UNCG last Sunday. Davidson comes off a 79-66 victory against Georgia Southern, winning its third-straight game.

App vs. DC
• Appalachian will look to improve to 4-4 in the conference on Saturday when they take on Davidson College at 2 p.m.
• Saturday will mark the 46th meeting between the two teams, who have played each other every season since 1993.
• The Mountaineers hold a 26-19 all-time record over the Wildcats.
• The Apps are 6-5 against the Wildcats under head coach Darcie Vincent.
• Davidson has currently won the last four contests between the two teams.
• In the last meeting, Davidson took the game with a score of 56-49.
• 2013-14 returner Maryah Sydnor had 18 points and eight rebounds in the loss, while Katie Mallow notched eight points.

All About the Apps
Appalachian State • 6-11, 3-4
• The Mountaineers split their games last weekend, losing to Elon 66-54 and beating UNCG 75-56.
• Sydnor led the Apps in the win, scoring 27 points, three-points shy of her career-high.
Bria Huffman continued to be a scoring threat for App State, scoring 14 points.
KeKe Cooper led the team in rebounding, pulling down eight rebounds and scoring eight points.
Michelle Taylor had arguably the best game of her career against UNCG, dishing out nine assists, grabbing seven rebounds and finding four steals at the point guard position.
• Sydnor continues to lead the league in scoring (20.4 ppg) and free throw percentage (87.4), while Cooper leads in field goal percentage (59.5) and blocked shots (2.1).
• Appalachian is shooting 42.0 percent from the floor this season, while holding opponents to a 41.0 percentage. 

Scouting the Wildcats
Davidson • 9-9, 6-1
• The Wildcats are second in the SoCon rankings after only losing one conference game so far this season against Chattanooga.
• Davidson comes off a win against Georgia Southern with a score of 79-66.
• The Wildcats had three players score in double-figures as Hannah Early led the way with 22 points, followed by Laura Murray with 19 and rounded out by Dakota Dukes with 10 points.
• Murray leads Davidson in scoring on the season, averaging 18.9 points per game.
• Murray ranks second in the SoCon, right behind Sydnor, in points per game this season.
• Dukes leads the team in rebounding with an average of 7.7 rebounds per game.
• Davidson is second in the league in scoring offense, averaging 69.8 ponts per game this season.
• The Wildcats have also had success from the three-point line, posessing a 34.9 field goal percentage from behind the arc.
• Davidson only averages 35.4 rebounds per game, while Appalachian averages 40.2.

Up Next
• The Mountaineers will have a day off before taking on Georgia Southern on Monday at 6 p.m. in the Holmes Center.



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