Gardner-Webb 71, The Citadel 58

Donta Harper scored 27 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead

Gardner-Webb past The Citadel 71-58 Saturday night in nonconference

action.

Max Landis added 16 points for Gardner-Webb (7-5).

Trailing 26-23 at halftime, Gardner-Webb opened the second half

on a 22-8 run, taking a 45-34 lead with 12:47 left to play. Harper

scored nine points and Landis made two 3-pointers during the

stretch to help the Runnin’ Bulldogs take a double-digit lead.

The Citadel (3-5) cut the lead to five, 59-54, with 5 minutes

left to play, but Harper and Landis responded, scoring 11 of the

teams’ final 12 points. Gardner-Webb outscored the Bulldogs 12-4

the rest of the way to seal the victory.

The Citadel was led by Mike Groselle, who finished with a

double-double, 14 points and 15 rebounds. Dylen Setzekorn led the

Bulldogs in scoring with 16 points off the bench.