App State cruises past Toccoa Falls in 135-34 mismatch
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Ronshad Shabazz scored 24 points and Justin Forrest and Trey Ford each scored 15 points and Appalachian State set a school record for points in a game with a 135-34 win against NCCAA, Division-II level Toccoa Falls on Saturday.
Saturday’s point total topped the previous record of 120 points, established in a win against Wofford on Dec. 7, 1977.
The 101-point margin of victory bests the program record of 68, reached last season in a 119-51 win over Warren Wilson. ESPN Stats & Info said it was just the sixth game in NCAA Division I men’s basketball history to have a 100-point or higher margin.
The Mountaineers were 50-for-80 shooting, besting the previous mark set on Feb. 13, 1978 against Chattanooga. Appalachian State also set a program record with 20 3-pointers , eclipsing the previous mark of 17 set against The Citadel on Jan. 27, 2006.
In its season opener, Appalachian State raced to a 63-16 halftime lead and proceeded to score 72 points in the second half.
Nick Hayes led Toccoa Falls with 13 points.