BOONE, N.C. (AP) -- Nathan Cranford scored 20 points to lead
Appalachian State past Methodist 87-69 on Thursday.
Cranford scored 15 points during a three minute stretch of the
first half in which he made five-straight 3-pointers. He was
7-of-10 shooting from the field, including 6 of 9 3-pointers.Doug McLaughlin-Williams scored 17 points and grabbed eight
rebounds for the Mountaineers (3-2).Methodist (2-3) got 11 points from Travis McBryde, Eugene Grant
and Fred McDonald. Dragan Radmanovic and Brandon Williams each
added 10 points for the Monarchs.Appalachian State shot 53 percent from the field in the first
half and led 46-33 at intermission.The Mountaineers were 13 for 29 from long range while Methodist
was cold from beyond the 3-point line, making just 6 of 26.