Dimeco Childress Leads ETSU Past Appalachian State, 72-67

Saturday, January 27, 2001

BOONE, N.C. (AP) -- Forward Dimeco Childress scored a team-high 19 points as East Tennessee State beat Appalachian State 72-67 on Saturday.

The win, East Tennessee's seventh straight, gave the Buccaneers (12-7, 7-1 Southern Conference) their longest win streak since the 1991-92 season. The Mountaineers (6-15, 3-5) saw their two-game winning streak snapped.

All five Buccaneers starters scored in double figures. Childress led the way by hitting 7 of 11 field-goal attempts. Renaldo Johnson and Cliff Decoster each scored 12 points, while Adrian Meeks and Ryan Lawson each added 10.

The teams, which traded the lead 21 times in the game, were tied at 58 with 4:36 to play in the game before the Bucs went on a 9-2 run to take control. The Buccaneers hit their last three field-goal attempts while stopping the Mountaineers on their next five possessions to take a 67-60 lead with less than a minute to play.

Junior guard Charles Dearmon scored 19 points off the bench to lead the Mountaineers. Jonathan Butler added 17 points.

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
MGOLF Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate Jonesborough, Tenn.
Oct 11 Results
VB ETSU 2 Cullowhee, N.C.
Oct 11 Western Carolina University 3
MSOC ETSU 0 Greensboro, N.C.
Oct 11 UNC Greensboro 2
MGOLF Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate Jonesborough, Tenn.
Oct 12 2nd of 15
WSOC ETSU 5 Charleston, S.C.
Oct 12 Citadel 3
MSOC Furman 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct 15 ETSU 1
MTEN ETSU Nashville, Tenn.
Oct 16 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MTEN ETSU
Oct 17 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MCC Catamount Classic Cullowhee, N.C.
Oct 17 2 of 10
WCC Catamount Classic Cullowhee, N.C.
Oct 17 1 of 10
WGOLF Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship Knoxville, Tenn.
Oct 17 15th of 16
WTEN ETSU
Oct 17 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MGOLF U.S. Collegiate Championship Alpharetta, Ga.
Oct 17 Results
WSOC VMI 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct 17 ETSU 7
VB Wofford College 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct 17 ETSU 3
MGOLF U.S. Collegiate Championship Alpharetta, Ga.
Oct 18 Results
WTEN ETSU
Oct 18 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MTEN ETSU
Oct 18 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
VB Mercer University 1 Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct 18 ETSU 3