published Sunday, March 6th, 2011

ASU women roll into final

Top-seeded Appalachian State crushed No. 4 Elon in the second half today at McKenzie Arena, earning a 72-48 win and a spot in the final of the Southern Conference women’s basketball tournament.

Ashlen Dewart scored 19 points, Courtney Freeman added 17 and Kelsey Sharkey finished with 12 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists.

The Mountaineers led 29-27 at the end of the tight first half, but Elon had no answers for the ASU attack in the final 20 minutes. Five Mountaineers scored in double figures and they shot 46.3 percent from the field in the second half, nearly 20 percent better than Elon.

ASU will face either Elon or the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in Monday’s 4 p.m. title game.

For more SoCon tourney coverage, see tomorrow's Times Free Press. You can also follow beat writer John Frierson on Twitter at

about John Frierson...

John Frierson is in his seventh year at the Times Free Press and seventh year covering University of Tennessee at Chattanooga athletics. The bulk of his time is spent covering Mocs football, but he also writes about women’s basketball and the big-picture issues and news involving the athletic department. A native of Athens, Ga., John grew up a few hundred yards from the University of Georgia campus. Instead of becoming a Bulldog he attended Ole ...

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