Hill leads Gardner-Webb over Hiwassee 90-54

The Associated Press

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) -- Jerome Hill scored 19 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds to lead Gardner-Webb to a 90-54 victory over Hiwassee College on Saturday.

The Runnin' Bulldogs (7-7), up by six points at halftime, outscored the Tigers 49-19 in the second half. A 17-2 run put Gardner-Webb up 77-49 with 7:53 to go. Jarvis Davis, Onzie Branch and Donta Harper all had five points during the run.

Davis finished with 14 points and Naji Hibbert 13.

The Bulldogs outrebounded the Tigers 48-26 and outscored the visitors from Madisonville, Tenn., 53-16 in the paint. Gardner-Webb hit 32 of 58 shots for 55.2 percent.

Hiwassee (1-11), a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association, was led by Kasim Davidson with 12 points. Howie Meadows added 10. The Tigers put up 26 3-point attempts, hitting just 6 for 23.1 percent, and gave up 27 points off turnovers.

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