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Appalachian St. holds off Davidson 66-56

Feb 12, 2010 - 2:38 AM BOONE, N.C.(AP) -- Donald Sims scored 25 points, making all his attempts from both 3-point range and at the foul line, to lead Appalachian State in a 66-56 win over Davidson on Thursday night.

Sims finished 2-for-2 from beyond the arc and 5-for-5 at the charity stripe for the Mountaineers (15-10, 9-4 Southern Conference), who have won back to back games since losing 87-76 to Division II King College on Feb. 1.

Kellen Brand and Marcus Wright added 10 points apiece for Appalachian State - each hitting a pair of 3s.

The Mountaineers finished 6-for-9 from long range (66.7 percent) compared to just 9-for-32 (28.1 percent) for the Wildcats.

Davidson led by two points at halftime but Appalachian State went on an 8-0 run midway through the second, taking a 58-49 lead it never relinquished.

Bryant Barr led Davidson (12-12, 7-5) with 15 points.