Gardner Webb defeats Western Carolina 96-90

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CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP)—Grayson Flittner scored a game-high 31 points and Gardner-Webb defeated Western Carolina 96-90 on Wednesday night.

The game was tied at 49-all at halftime, before Gardner-Webb (3-7) held Western Carolina (5-3) to 37.5 percent shooting (15 of 40) in the second half. The Catamounts, who were 8-for-34 from the 3-point line for the game, shot 18.8 percent from long range (3 of 16) in the second half.

Nate Blank, who finished the game with 15 points, led the Runnin’ Bulldogs in the second half with 12. Auryn MacMillan added 18 points for Gardner-Webb, followed by 11 from Jonathan Moore.

Jake Robinson led four Western Carolina players in double figures with 23 points. Brandon Giles added 17, Harouna Mutombo scored 11 and Brigham Waginger had 10.

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