NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Pee Wee Gardner scored 18 points, including a three-point play with 20 seconds left, as American edged Hampton 64-60 on Wednesday.
Dwight Meikle scored consecutive baskets for the Pirates (1-5) to produce a 60-59 lead with 1:34 to play. Then Gardner and Meikle swapped turnovers before Gardner’s game-winning play. Deron Powers missed a shot with 1 second left, allowing Kevin Panzer to add two free throws.
Jesse Reed led the Eagles (4-2) with 21 points, 17 in the first half when they led 37-34. John Schoof also had 18 points, hitting 6 of 11 3-pointers. Reed had seven rebounds and Gardner six assists.
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Powers and Meikle both had 14 points for Hampton.
Both teams shot at least 50 percent, making 24 field goals. The difference was American dropped 11 3’s to Hampton’s 5.