Scores

Final

Gardner-Webb 83

(8-6, 5-1 home)

4:30 PM ET, December 22, 2012

Paul Porter Arena, Boiling Springs, North Carolina

1 2 T
SPAL 27 2754
WEBB 41 4283

Top Performers

Spalding: D. McAfee 19 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl

Gardner-Webb: K. Hartley 16 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

Gardner-Webb 83, Spalding 54

Associated Press

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- Kevin Hartley and Tashan Newsome scored 16 points each Saturday to lead Gardner-Webb to an 83-54 victory over Spalding.

The Runnin' Bulldogs (8-6), off to their best start in eight seasons, easily dispatched Spalding, a Division III school from Kentucky. They led by as many as 18 points in the first half, by 14 at halftime and took a 34-point lead in the second half after a 16-4 run.

Donta Harper scored 13 points for Gardner-Webb, which shot 49.2 percent (29 of 59) from the field. Both teams hit six 3-pointers, but the Runnin' Bulldogs were 6 for 13 from long range, Spalding just 6 of 22.

Gardner-Webb had a 25-8 edge in points off turnovers and outrebounded Spalding 39-23, including 15-7 on the offensive board.

For Spalding (3-5), Dewhon McAfee scored 19 points. But he was 7 for 21 from the floor, 2 of 10 on treys.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SPAL
WEBB
Points 54 83
FG Made-Attempted 21-51 (.412) 29-59 (.492)
3P Made-Attempted 6-22 (.273) 6-13 (.462)
FT Made-Attempted 6-18 (.333) 19-24 (.792)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 34

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