Johnson leads Appalachian St. past Coastal Carolina 78-58

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CONWAY, S.C. (AP)Isaac Johnson matched his career high with a season-high 22 points as Appalachian State romped past Coastal Carolina 78-58 on Saturday.

The Mountaineers built a 21-4 lead and never trailed. They extended the lead to 40-22 at intermission. Tommy Burton’s basket with 17:11 left brought Coastal Carolina within 42-34; the only time the Chanticleers got within single digits in the second half.

Justin Forrest had 19 points for Appalachian State (11-10, 5-5 Sun Belt Conference). O’Showen Williams added 17 points and nine rebounds. Kendall Lewis had 10 points.

DeVante’ Jones had 19 points and seven rebounds for the Chanticleers (11-10, 4-6). Burton added 12 points and seven rebounds. Keishawn Brewton had 11 points.

Appalachian State takes on Arkansas State on the road on Thursday. Coastal Carolina faces Arkansas-Little Rock on the road on Thursday.

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