Forrest scores 25 to lead Appalachian St. past Troy 70-65

Justin Forrest had 25 points as Appalachian State edged past Troy 70-65

TROY, Ala. -- Justin Forrest had 25 points as Appalachian State narrowly defeated Troy 70-65 on Saturday.

Isaac Johnson had 15 points and eight rebounds for Appalachian State (8-4, 2-0 Sun Belt Conference), which won its fourth straight game.

After falling behind 45-39 at halftime, Appalachian State outscored Troy 31-20 in the second half to earn the victory. The Trojans' 45 points in the first half marked a season high for the team.

Darian Adams had 13 points for the Trojans (5-8, 1-1). Charles Norman added 12 points. Jakevan Leftridge had 10 points and seven rebounds.

Appalachian State takes on North Carolina State on the road next Sunday. Troy matches up against Louisiana-Monroe on the road next Thursday.

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