Anna Freeman scored 21 points and Ashlen Dewart added 13 to lead top-seeded Appalachian State to a 73-63 win over No. 8 seed Davidson today in the Southern Conference women's basketball tournament.
The SoCon regular-season champions led by 10, 35-25, at the half and held off a couple of Davidson rallies. The Wildcats cut the lead to a point a couple of times, but Appalachian State was able to hold on every time.
Appalachian State (24-5) will play the winner of Saturday's No. 4 Elon-No. 5 Furman game in the semifinals on Sunday.
Kristen Johnsen led Davidson with 20 points.
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