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New Bern native registers another double-double

By Associated Press
Published On: Feb 12 2013 12:08:06 AM CST
Appalachian state

Nathan Healy finished with a double-double, 14 points and 12 rebounds, to lift Appalachian State over Furman 72-66 Monday night in Southern Conference play.  The New Bern native leads the Mountaineers averaging 15 points and 8 rebounds per game this season.
   
Michael Obacha, Jay Canty and Mike Neal each scored 14 points to help Appalachian State (11-13, 7-6) win for the third time in four games.
   
Trailing 64-60 at the 2:30 mark, Larry Wideman made a 3-pointer for Furman (6-17, 3-9) to cut the lead to one, 64-63 with 1:31 left to play. That was the closest the Paladins would get.
   
Canty converted a three-point play for the Mountaineers on the ensuing possession to extend the lead to 67-63 with 1:07 remaining.
   
Appalachian state made 5 of its last 6 free throws to close out Furman.
   
The Mountaineers led by as many as 18 points, while the Paladins never led.
   
Furman, which has lost four in a row, was led by Stephen Croone with 20 points.