Gardner-Webb defeats Anderson, S.C. 86-83

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BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP)—Aaron Linn scored 31 points and Gardner-Webb held off Anderson, S.C., for an 86-83 win on Wednesday night.

Anderson (3-6) brought the deficit to 84-83 with 10 seconds to play on a Brandon Young 3-pointer, but Gardner-Webb (6-7) hit two free throws one second later to bring the score to 86-83. Gardner-Webb’s Jonathan Moore than stole the ball from Young with 4 seconds left, sealing the Runnin’ Bulldogs’ third straight win.

Grayson Flittner added 17 points for Gardner-Webb and Auryn MacMillan had seven blocks.

Stephen Cobb hit a 3-pointer to give Anderson its first lead at 51-48 with 12:40 to go in the game. The Runnin’ Bulldogs reclaimed the lead for good on a layup by MacMillan with 7:48 to play for a 62-61 advantage.

The Trojans were led by Cobb with 27 points and Young with 22.

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 Anderson (SC)
Stephen Cobb Stephen Cobb
9-14,  27 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists
Aaron Linn Aaron Linn
10-17,  31 Pts
4 Rebs, 3 Assists

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