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Appalachian St. 59, La Salle 48

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) -- Chris McFarland had
19 points and 10 rebounds to lead Appalachian State to a 59-48
victory over La Salle in the fifth-place game at the Paradise Jam
tournament Monday.

Noah Brown added 20 points in a reserve role for the
Mountaineers (1-2).

Jermaine Thomas led the Explorers (0-3) with 17 points. Steven
Smith added 11 points and David Bell finished with eight points and
eight rebounds.

There were three lead changes in the first half before the
Mountaineers went on a 17-4 run in the first nine minutes of the
second half.

McFarland scored 11 points in the second half, including six
during the early run.