Winthrop holds off well-traveled Presbyterian 55-48

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ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP)—Chris Gaynor and Michael Jenkins each scored 11 points to lead Winthrop to a 55-48 win over Presbyterian on Wednesday night.

The Eagles (9-6) led 50-48 in the final minute before a Taj McCullough dunk and free throw gave them a five-point lead. McCullough also had another dunk shortly before the buzzer.

The Blue Hose (2-20) were wrapping up a stretch of four games in five days. They are playing 25 road games in their first season in Division I and have not won one yet. Presbyterian is 2-0 at home.

Al’Lonzo Coleman led all scorers with 17 points and had six rebounds for Presbyterian, while Bryan Bostic added 10 points.

Despite the brutal schedule, the Blue Hose managed to eliminate a 12-point deficit midway through the second half with a 14-2 run that tied it at 46.

Charles Corbin hit a free throw and Gaynor followed with a 3-pointer to put Winthrop back ahead 50-46.

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7-9,  17 Pts
6 Rebs, 2 Assists
M. Jenkins M. Jenkins
4-7,  11 Pts
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