Stephenson lifts N.C.-Asheville past Gardner-Webb

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BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP)—Chris Stephenson’s two-handed putback off the glass with 1.6 seconds left gave N.C-Asheville a 58-56 victory over Gardner-Webb on Friday night in the Big South opener for both teams.

Stephenson scored all 13 of his points in the second half for Asheville (1-6). Sean Smith led the Bulldogs with 18 points.

Anton Silver scored 14 points, all in the second half, for Gardner-Webb (3-3).

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 Top Performers
 N.C. Asheville
Sean Smith Sean Smith
6-12,  18 Pts
3 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Gardner-Webb
Auryn MacMillan Auryn MacMillan
2-6,  4 Pts
14 Rebs, 2 Assists

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