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Appalachian State defeats Elon 89-65

Jan 14, 2010 - 2:26 AM BOONE, N.C.(AP) -- Kellen Brand scored 20 points and Appalachian State defeated Elon 89-65 on Wednesday night.

The Mountaineers (9-7, 3-2 Southern Conference) outrebounded the Phoenix (3-13, 1-4) 40-24, had 11 second chance points and scored 32 points in the paint.

Terrance Birdette's 3-pointer gave the Elon its first lead since 8:24 left in the first half, 43-42, with 15:07 to play.

After both teams took turns in the lead, Elon tied the score at 60 on Adam Constantine's dunk with 11:34 remaining.

Appalachian State then went on a 13-8 run and led 73-58 on Andre Williamson's jump shot with 4:45 to go.

Donald Sims scored 16 points, Ryann Abraham added 12 and Josh Hunter and Williamson had 11 points apiece for the Mountaineers, who won for the fifth time in their past six games.

Drew Spradlin paced Elon with 20 points and T.J. Douglas added 16.