Appalachian State holds off High Point 82-81

Andre Williamson hit a free throw with 5 seconds left to give Appalachian State an 82-81 victory over High Point on Saturday night.

Williamson was fouled by Xavier Martin and hit the second of his two attempts as the Mountaineers (13-14) won for the fifth time in six games.

It was the first time High Point and Appalachian State had met since Feb. 20, 1978.

The Mountaineers took an 81-74 lead on Donald Sims' free throws with 2:10 left, but the Panthers (11-16), who have lost three of four, scored seven straight points — including five from Shay Shine — to tie it at 81 with 34 seconds left.

Sims scored 28 points, Petey Hausley had 17 and 10 rebounds and Omar Carter added 13 points for Appalachian State.

Shine, who was 5 for 5 from behind the arc, scored 27 points, Nick Barbour had 18, Earnest Bridges scored 14 and Tehran Cox scored 13 for High Point.