Jenkins scores 28 points to lead Winthrop past Radford, 74-59

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ROCK HILL, SC (AP)—Michael Jenkins scored a season-high 28 points and Chris Gaynor added 16 as Winthrop beat Radford 74-59 in Big South Conference action Saturday.

With the win, Winthrop (17-9, 8-3 Big South) moves ahead of North Carolina Asheville into first place in the league standings.

The Eagles trailed 12-0 and didn’t score until 14:46 left in the half when Jenkins hit the first of his five 3-pointers. Winthrop got back in the game and went on an 8-4 run at the end of the half to take a 30-26 lead at the break.

Winthrop increased the lead to as many as 15 points with 7:20 left in the game, but the Highlanders (8-17, 3-7) battled back, twice getting to within seven in the final two minutes.

Amir Johnson led Radford with 21 points and Joey Lynch-Flohr added 15 points and 10 rebounds. Kenny Thomas added 11 points.

Chris Gaynor had 16 points, six assists and three steals.

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Amir Johnson Amir Johnson
6-16,  21 Pts
5 Rebs, 5 Assists
Michael Jenkins Michael Jenkins
9-16,  28 Pts
6 Rebs, 1 Assists

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