High Point defeats Gardner-Webb 61-57

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BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP)—Nick Barbour scored 28 points, including 10 in the final 3:13, to help High Point win two straight games for the first time this season with a 61-57 victory over Gardner-Webb on Saturday.

Barbour had 31 on Wednesday as the Panthers (8-17, 4-11 Big South Conference) beat Winthrop 63-56. He has scored at least 20 in his last six games.

High Point led by seven early in the second half, but the Runnin’ Bulldogs (11-14, 7-8) used a 15-3 run to lead 40-35 with 13:29 left.

The Panthers tied the score at 51-51 on Barbour’s 3-pointer and held on as Gardner-Webb lost its third straight game and four of its last five.

Steadman Short added 14 points for High Point.

Aaron Linn led the Runnin’ Bulldogs with 21 points. Gardner-Webb’s leading scorer Grayson Flittner, who missed four games with a knee injury, had two points and was 0-for-7 from the field.

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