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Gardner-Webb holds off Radford for 59-54 win

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) Liam O'Reilly scored 17 points, David Efianayi added 12 more and Gardner-Webb hung on Friday night for a 59-54 win over Radford to move into a tie for first place in the Big South Conference.

Gardner-Webb (9-9, 4-1) held Radford to just 16 points in the opening half but had to scramble late in the second as the Highlanders rallied with a 20-8 run to trim the deficit to 56-54 with under a minute to play.

Travis Fields Jr. and Caleb Tanner each had 3-pointers for Radford during the run, which was capped with a dunk from Ed Polite Jr., but the Bulldogs closed it out from the free-throw line to seal it.

DJ Laster finished with 11 points and L'Hassane Niangane hauled in 12 rebounds for Gardner-Webb, which controlled the glass 42-33.

Polite had 15 points and nine rebounds to lead Radford (11-7, 4-1), which entered the game in sole possession of first in the Big South.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Radford 11-7 163854
home team logo Gardner-Webb 9-9 283159
Team Stats
away team logo Radford 11-7 73.9 PPG 38 RPG 14.2 APG
home team logo Gardner-Webb 9-9 77.7 PPG 37.1 RPG 14.3 APG
Key Players
1
C. Jones 15.7 PPG 5.2 RPG 5.8 APG 46.3 FG%
11
D. Efianayi 18.2 PPG 3.7 RPG 2.9 APG 48.7 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB