By Jason Gilmer
Feb. 19, 2012. BOONE — Some news and notes from a weekend of Mountaineer athletics:
… Isaac Butts and Omar Carter each poured in 15 points apiece in a 76-64 win over Winthrop on Saturday. Butts had 11 points and 11 rebounds before intermission as the Mountaineers won big in the regular season home finale. From the press release following the game: Appalachian shot 47.3 percent in the game after a 13-of-26 outing in the second half. The Apps drained 7-of-17 shots from downtown compared to 4-of-16 from the visitors. Winthrop made 45.2 percent of its shots from the floor, but just 4-of-10 free throws on the afternoon.
… For 10 straight games, the ASU women’s hoops team had been unstoppable. That came to an end on Saturday, as the Mountaineers fell 61-54 at Davidson. From the press release on the game: The Apps shot just 32.9 percent (23-for-70) from the floor while the Wildcats finished at 43.5 percent (20-for-46). ASU won the battle on the boards by a 42-35 margin but was just 2-of-15 from beyond the arc.
… The Mountaineers wrestling team finished off its Southern Conference championship season with a perfect mark against conference opponents on Sunday as they topped Davidson 39-10. It was the first conference title since 2001-02. ASU concluded the regular season with a 13-4 mark, the most wins since a 14-win season in 07-08. Next up is the conference tournament on March 3.
… The baseball team went 2-1 on the weekend, sweeping a doubleheader on Saturday over Akron (8-3 ad 4-1) after losing the season opener 2-1 to George Mason University on Friday. The Apps travel to No. 8 LSU next weekend for a three-game series.
… Lots of runs were scored by the softball team in a double header rout of N.C. Central. Twenty-seven hits were pounded out in the 12-1 and 6-2 road wins. ASU had 14 hits in the first game and 13 in the second as nine players had two or more hits in the two games.
… The men’s tennis team beat East Carolina 5-1, but the women’s team fell to Radford 3-4.