Virginia-Wise vs Gardner-Webb

Gardner-Webb 77, Virginia-Wise 58

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BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) - Donta Harper netted a career-high 22 points as Gardner-Webb beat NAIA Virginia-Wise 77-58 Monday night.

Harper connected on 8 of 11 from the field and hit 6 of 8 from the free-throw line. The sophomore also pulled down eight rebounds.

Tashan Newsome scored a season-high 18 points, Kevin Hartley hit 4 of 5 from 3-point range to finish with 12 points and eight rebounds and Tyler Strange dished out six assists for the Runnin' Bulldogs (5-4).

Paul Evans scored 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting for the Cavaliers (1-5).

Virginia-Wise trailed 25-21 with 6:13 left in the first half when a Mike Byron layup sparked a 9-0 Gardner-Webb run, and the Runnin' Bulldogs went into halftime up 38-26.

Javon Moore brought the Cavaliers within 45-39 with a layup with 14:46 left, but Gardner-Webb responded with 13 consecutive points, including 10 straight by Harper.

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Scoreboard
Virginia-Wise (0-1)263258
Gardner-Webb (5-4) «383977

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Virginia-Wise Cavaliers
J. Turner, F321-71-28223
M. Day, F313-122-261210
J. Wright, F313-90-06046
J. Moore, G344-82-662410
T. Maggard, G244-80-010012
P. Evans236-100-012214
P. Mor Sall150-00-01110
T. Watson60-10-00110
A. Denison51-20-01013
D. Boyce00-00-00000
C. George00-00-00000
D. Smith00-00-00000
J. Smith00-00-00000
Totals 22-575-103491758
 38.6%50% 
Gardner-Webb Bulldogs
K. Hartley, F254-80-080412
M. Byron, C213-62-34028
M. Landis, G282-80-00415
D. Harper, G228-116-861422
T. Strange, G220-30-00610
T. Newsome278-152-655118
O. Branch211-30-08002
J. Davis131-31-22424
C. Hensley92-20-02004
I. Ivey60-30-01000
J. Hill30-12-21002
A. Sweeney20-00-00000
L. Stumpf00-00-00000
Totals 29-6313-2141201577
 46%61.9% 

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Winthrop15-326-770
UNC-Ash.15-323-1073
Liberty14-421-14173
Gardner-Webb11-719-14186
High Point9-915-16235
Radford8-1014-18227
Campbell7-1119-18247
Char. So.7-1112-19295
Longwood3-156-24343
Presbyterian1-175-25347
 
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