High Point vs Wake Forest

Wake Forest 71, High Point 60


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Chase Fischer scored 15 points with a career-high five 3-pointers to help Wake Forest hold off High Point 71-60 on Wednesday night.

Freshmen Aaron Rountree and Tyler Cavanaugh added 11 points apiece for the Demon Deacons (4-4).

Wake Forest snapped a two-game losing streak, but there was nothing easy about this one. The Demon Deacons needed to make a late stand to avoid its first loss to High Point since 1934-35 - and its 14th loss to a school from a non-BCS conference under third-year coach Jeff Bzdelik.

Freshman John Brown had 27 points and 10 rebounds, while Allen Chaney added 10 rebounds for the pesky Panthers (4-4). They only led once in the second half but kept things tight before fading in the final 5 minutes.

Brown put on quite a show in his eighth career game, reaching 20 points for the fourth time while finishing with his first double-double. His open-court dunk pulled them to 59-54 with just over 5 minutes remaining.

But High Point followed with four consecutive empty possessions while the Demon Deacons gradually rebuilt their lead. After Wake Forest's C.J. Harris beat the Panthers downcourt for a layup off an inbounds pass with 3 1/2 minutes left, and Rountree gave them their first double-figure lead with a free throw with 3:06 left that made it 64-54.

High Point didn't get closer than eight the rest of the way, and Fischer's dagger 3 with 1:20 left - his fifth 3-pointer of the night - put Wake Forest up 69-58.

Neither team led by more than six points until Devin Thomas put Wake Forest up 54-46 with just under 9 minutes remaining. That came during a 9-2 spurt midway through the half that gave the Demon Deacons at least a sliver of separation.

Brown single-handedly kept the Panthers in the game, scoring their first 10 points after the break, and his jumper with 16 1/2 minutes left gave them their only lead of the half at 35-34.

Fischer countered with a 3-pointer roughly 20 seconds later, and added another one 2 minutes after that to make it 40-37 and put the Demon Deacons ahead to stay.

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High Point Panthers
J. Brown, F3112-223-4100327
A. Chaney, F273-112-210429
D. Edwards, G282-70-01135
J. Simms, G261-40-02502
A. Weary, G262-80-07234
D. McGaughy243-70-01128
C. Law160-02-27132
L. Cugini121-30-02003
J. Cheek40-00-00000
B. Mikulic40-00-01000
H. McIntyre20-10-00010
Totals 24-637-841141760
Wake Forest Demon Deacons
T. McKie, F363-83-310229
D. Thomas, F222-71-24315
C. Miller-McIntyre, G302-64-44308
C. Harris, G294-82-212010
C. Fischer, G245-100-020015
A. Rountree III214-41-212211
M. Jones171-20-20302
T. Cavanaugh162-86-650311
A. Adala Moto30-10-02000
A. Washington20-10-00000
Totals 23-5517-213215871
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
High Point4-39-9254
Char. So.1-66-12329

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Notre Dame3-413-761
Miami (Fla.)2-313-423
Va. Tech2-413-6104
Wake Forest1-58-10127
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