Hoyas Get All They Can Handle from Appalachian State in 83-73 Victory

Story By:  Erin Zollars

Photos By: Sol Tucker

Washington, D.C–

The Hoyas Escaped a Strong Second Half Effort By Appalachian State to Secure a Late Victory, 83-73

In a game where the Hoyas were the clear favorite to win this game against Appalachian State, well it was textbook Hoyas nail biter against a team that came prepared to hang with the Hoyas.

The Hoyas got one huge shot from Josh LeBlanc in the form of a dunk that changed the pace of the game in the final two minutes that sort of sealed the deal for the Hoyas, who at times looked as if they were going to let this one slip away.

In a tight game, the third-to-last of the nonconference slate for the Hoyas (8-3), LeBlanc stood out on a night in which 11 of Georgetown’s 13 players saw significant minutes.

“He did everything we needed him to do for us to come out with this tough win,” Coach Patrick Ewing said.

“We need to stay focused and have guys get touches that don’t turn the ball over,” said Ewing.

Georgetown had trouble sustaining scoring runs and didn’t pull away from Appalachian State (4-7) until the end. Ronshad Shabazz (20 points) had a layup with 2:02 to play that got the Mountaineers within three points before LeBlanc’s second dunk began a 7-0 run that put the Hoyas out of reach.

Next up for the Hoyas: Little Rock on Saturday Afternoon.

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