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Appalachian State beats Davidson 78-68

Jan 9, 2010 - 10:02 PM DAVIDSON, N.C.(AP) -- Donald Sims scored 44 points and Appalachian State snapped a three-game losing streak with a 78-68 win over Davidson on Saturday.

Isaac Butts added 13 points and Kellen Brand had 12 for the Mountaineers (8-7, 2-2 Southern Conference).

Sims made 13 of 19 field goal attempts, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range. He also was 13-for-13 at the foul line. The Mountaineers shot 53.2 percent from the field (25-for-47).

Davidson took a 12-point lead just eight minutes into the game and held a 10-point lead before the Mountaineers closed out the first half on a 14-2 run for a 37-35 halftime lead.

The Mountaineers never trailed in the second half and closed the game on a 16-6 run.

JP Kuhlman scored 18 points to lead the Wildcats (7-9, 2-2), who had a four-game winning streak snapped. Will Archambault added 14, and Steve Rossiter and Brendan McKillop each had 10.