Tommy Spagnolo had 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead six Radford
players in double figures as the Highlanders held off Methodist
83-74 on Sunday.
Jeremy Robinson had 13 points for Radford (2-0), including five
straight in a 16-second stretch after the Monarchs closed to 70-68
with 3:02 to go. Division III Methodist, which counted the game as
an exhibition, got no closer than five the rest of the way.
The teams shot nearly the same percentage from the field, but
the difference was at the free throw line. The Highlanders, who led
35-29 at halftime, made 30 of 48 foul shots – 18 of 31 in the
second half – while the Monarchs, who committed 29 fouls, were 7 of
17 from the line.
Evan Faulkner added 12 points, Gorkem Sonmez 11 and Johnathan
Edwards and Jareal Smith 10 each for Radford.
Kyle Combs had 16 points for Methodist and Tanner Carnes had 15
points and 12 rebounds.