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Efianayi lifts Gardner-Webb past Winthrop 64-60

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) David Efianayi had 18 points as Gardner-Webb won its 12th consecutive home game, holding off Winthrop 64-60 on Saturday.

Nate Johnson had 14 points for Gardner-Webb (17-10, 8-5 Big South Conference). Eric Jamison added seven rebounds.

Gardner Webb led 22-19 in the first half before going on a 20-6 run for a 42-25 halftime lead. Although Winthrop never tied it or took the lead in the second half, the Eagles were within 60-57 after Michael Anumba and Nych Smith made two free throws apiece in the final minute.

Gardner-Webb's Jaheam Cornwall missed a one-and-one with 12 seconds to go, Eric Jamison made two free throws with 5 seconds left and Gardner-Webb led 62-57. Smith drilled a 3-pointer for Winthrop with 3 seconds left, then GW's Efianayi made a pair with 1 second remaining.

Nych Smith had 15 points for the Eagles (17-9, 9-4). Micheal Anumba added 14 points. Adam Pickett had seven points and 10 rebounds.

The Runnin' Bulldogs leveled the season series against the Eagles with the win. Winthrop defeated Gardner-Webb 97-88 on Jan. 24.

Gardner-Webb takes on UNC-Asheville on the road on Thursday. Winthrop faces Radford on the road on Thursday.

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Key Players
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Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
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Steals 0 0
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home team logo Gardner-Webb 17-10 77.7 PPG 37.1 RPG 14.3 APG
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N. Smith 16.8 PPG 2.6 RPG 3.7 APG 44.8 FG%
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D. Efianayi 18.2 PPG 3.7 RPG 2.9 APG 48.7 FG%
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