Western Carolina defeats Gardner-Webb 75-59

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BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP)—Brandon Giles scored 24 points and had six steals in Western Carolina’s 75-59 win over Gardner-Webb on Saturday night.

The Catamounts (5-1) led 29-23 at halftime, before nine straight points by Giles to open the second half. Western Carolina led 38-28 on a free throw by Giles with 16:34 remaining.

Western Carolina shot 53.1 percent from the field (17 of 32) and forced 16 turnovers in the second half.

The Catamounts scored 31 points off of 30 Gardner-Webb turnovers.

Brigham Waginger added 12 points and Jake Robinson chipped in 11 for the Catamounts.

With the game tied at 21-21, Western Carolina outscored the Runnin’ Bulldogs 8-2 the rest of the 3:53 in the first half.

Gardner-Webb’s Auryn MacMillan scored 12 points and Grayson Flittner and C.J. Hailey added 11 and 10 points, respectively. Joshua Henley had 12 rebounds for the Runnin’ Bulldogs (3-2).

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Brandon Giles Brandon Giles
9-18,  24 Pts
6 Rebs, 1 Assists
Auryn MacMillan Auryn MacMillan
4-5,  12 Pts
6 Rebs, 2 Assists

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