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ETSU defeats Appalachian State 62-58

Nov 15, 2009 - 12:24 AM JOHNSON CITY, Tenn.(AP) -- Adam Sollazzo scored 13 to lead East Tennessee State to a 62-58 win over Appalachian State on Saturday.

Sollazzo shot 4-for-7 from the field and 5-for-6 from the free-throw line. The Buccaneers (1-0) also received 11 points apiece from Justin Tubbs and Sheldon Cooley.

A layup from Sollazzo late in the second half broke a 53-all tie, and a layup from Micah Williams with 2:34 remaining gave the Buccaneers a 57-53 lead. Appalachian State (1-1) cut the lead to 57-56 on a three-point play by Ryann Abraham with 1:05 remaining, but the Mountaineers would get no closer.

They intentionally fouled ETSU on the following three possessions, and the Buccaneers shot 5-for-6 from the charity stripe to end the contest.

Appalachian State was led by Donald Sims, who scored nine points.