Gardner-Webb beats Charleston Southern 68-59
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP)—C.J. Hailey scored 15 points to lead Gardner-Webb to a 68-59 win over Charleston Southern on Saturday night in the regular-season finale for both teams.
The Runnin’ Bulldogs (13-16, 9-9 Big South Conference) led 24-13 with 10:49 left in the first half, then the Buccaneers (9-20, 4-14) used a 19-7 run to take a 32-31 halftime lead.
Gardner-Webb regained the advantage with a 10-2 spurt to start the second half and never relinquished it despite a six minute drought that ended with the Runnin’ Bulldogs making 5 of 6 free throws in the final 30 seconds.
Takayo Siddle and Auryn MacMillan added 10 points apiece for Gardner-Webb, which hit 7 of 20 3-pointers. The Runnin’ Bulldogs also beat Charleston Southern 86-70 on Jan. 24.
Giedrius Knysas paced the Buccaneers with 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting. Jamarco Warren added 15 and Omar Carter had 10.