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App State men’s basketball defeated Carlow 103-43 to improve its home record to 4-3 on Tuesday night.
The Mountaineers (6-4) scored at least 51 points in both halves and led by as many as 66 late in the second.
Head coach Dustin Kerns inserted senior Andrew Muse into the starting lineup, helping the Mountaineers jump out to a 14-0 lead to start the game. App State never trailed for the third time this season.
The Celtics (1-13) kept within 15 until the Black & Gold went on a 22-0 run that spanned from the 2:42 mark of the first half to the 17:32 mark of the second half.
App State saw points from 11 different players, five of which earned double figures: CJ Huntley (12), Justin Abson (12), Terence Harcum (11), Dibaji Walker (10) and Zocko Littleton Jr. (10).
Littleton Jr. scored the first field goal of his career on a pull-up jumper with six and a half minutes left in the game. Over the next few possessions, he rattled off two three-pointers and another made basket to score all 10 of his points within a 14-0 run that spanned until the two-minute mark.
Abson and Xavion Brown both went perfect from the floor, shooting 6-6 and 4-4, respectively.
App State forced 21 turnovers that led to 31 points and assisted 29 of its 42 made field goals.
The Mountaineers will return to action next Wednesday as they visit Wake Forest, their second ACC opponent of the season.