Elon 84, Gardner-Webb 79

Chris Long scored 24 points, including two free throws with 7

seconds left, to lift Elon over Gardner-Webb 84-79 on Saturday


The Phoenix (8-19) led the nonconference game 79-67 with 1:28

left before Anton Silver led a comeback that brought the Runnin’

Bulldogs (7-20) within three points, 82-79, with 11 seconds


After Silver, who scored 21 points, hit two free throws to start

the comeback, Adam Constantine missed two for Elon. After Long made

one of two, Silver’s layup made it 80-71.

Drew Spradlin missed two free throws for Elon and Silver sank a

3-pointer. After a turnover by Constantine, Silver hit a 2-pointer

to make it 80-76 with 28 seconds left.

Grayson Flittner’s 3-pointer cut it to 82-79 with 11 seconds

left after Constantine and Long each made one of two free


Spradlin scored 18 points for Elon, and Flittner had 18 for