Moore, Gardner-Webb defeat Radford 71-63

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BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP)—Jon Moore scored 27 points and Stefon Johnson added 14 points and 10 rebounds as Gardner-Webb defeated Radford 71-63 on Thursday night.

The Runnin’ Bulldogs (10-20, 5-12 Big South Conference) trailed 53-49 with 6:21 to play before scoring 11 straight to take a 60-53 lead with less than 3 minutes to go.

Led by Moore’s 12 points in the final 3 minutes, Gardner-Webb maintained at least a 5-point advantage the rest of the way.

Luke Davis added 10 assists for the Runnin’ Bulldogs, who shot 64 percent from the floor (16 of 25) in the second half, including 6 of 12 from 3-point range.

Jareal Smith scored 16 points, Blake Smith added 13 and Jeremy Robinson 11 for the Highlanders (5-23, 2-15), who have lost six straight and 12 of their last 13.

Gardner-Webb trailed by as many as 12, 47-35, with 11:25 remaining before Josh Henley’s layup tied it at 53 with 4:47 left.

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