Appalachian State Mountaineers Defeats James Madison Dukes In Nail-Biting Overtime; Freshman Patrick Good Saves The Day

By Abe Narra - 19 Dec '16 05:30AM

Hot-shooting freshman point guard Patrick Good will be given the final slot of the Appalachian State Mountaineers, hoping they would be saved, Coach Jim Fox has confirmed. Last Saturday, the team was trailing by three points in the game with seven seconds left at Holmes Center.

James Madison Dukes was waiting for the dominance, as the Dukes pursued the freshman player as soon as the Mountaineers inbounded the ball. With the desperation of getting off a good shot, Good dribbled past defenders and found Kelvin Robinson for a 3-pointer with 0.5 seconds left and eventually tying it at 59.

It is a necessity for the Mountaineers to outscore the Dukes, 14-1, in the overtime period with the result of a 73-61 victory, in favor of Good's team. With the score of 4-6, the Mountaineers put together a balanced scoring effort with four of the Mountaineers finishing the game with double-figures.

Led by Ronshad Shabazz's game-high 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting, including 4 of 10 from 3-point range, the Mountaineers were able to cement their win. Following is Good and Griffin Kinney with each 13 points for the Mountaineers, while Robinson made the three out of the team's 12 3-pointers, scoring 11 points.

The Dukes was led by High Point Christian alumnus Jackson Kent with 12.6 average points, and 16 pints in the 5-for-12 performance. The largest lead of the Dukes happened on the first half with nine points in the 1:59 mark.

The Mountaineers had 22 Dukes turnovers that was converted to 25 points for them. After the Dukes scored some 3-pointers in the game opening, the Mountaineers had a 9-0 run to take the 9-3 lead. After that, the Dukes went on a 10-2 run to erase the early deficit in the following 4:24 mark. But after the second quarter, the Mountaineers got the lead.

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