High Point sneaks past NC Central 58-55
DURHAM, N.C. (AP)—Eugene Harris scored 16 points and nailed a game-winning 3-pointer to lead High Point to a 58-55 win over North Carolina Central on Monday night.
Trailing by two points, Harris made a jumper with 2:26 remaining in the game to tie the score at 55. He then nailed a 3-pointer with 36 seconds left to give the Panthers a 58-55 lead.
Michael Glasker’s 3-point attempt with 16 seconds left was off target, and he also missed a layup with 4 seconds left.
Harris, who was named the Big South player of the week, shot 5-for-14, nailing four 3s along the way for the Panthers (9-6). High Point has won five in a row.
C.J. Wilkerson scored 17 to lead the Eagles (2-15), who are on an eight-game losing streak.
High Point only shot 39 percent from the field (23-for-59), but outscored N.C. Central 16-5 on second-chance points.