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High Point holds off Charleston Southern 88-78

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HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) Nick Barbour scored 24 points and Shay Shine had 22 as High Point held off Charleston Southern 88-78 Monday night, snapping the Buccaneers' three-game winning streak.

The Panthers (5-8, 1-2 Big South Conference) made 11 of 16 3-pointers, with Barbour hitting 4 of 7 and Shine 4 of 5. Barbour also made 10 of 11 free throws.

High Point used a 19-0 run spanning both halves to turn a three-point advantage into a 46-24 lead with 18:30 remaining.

Charleston Southern (9-5, 3-1) chipped away, whittling the deficit down to six points, at 80-74, on Sheldon Strickland's layup with 42 seconds left.

After Barbour hit two free throws, Jeremy Sexton's 3 got the Buccaneers within five with 34 seconds left.

The Panthers made 6 of 6 free throws and Charleston Southern missed three 3-point attempts down the stretch.

Saah Nimley led the Buccaneers with 18 points and Sexton added 17.

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