Gardner-Webb 76, Chattanooga 74
Tashan Newsome scored three of his five points in overtime for
Gardner-Webb, including a lay-in with 4 seconds left, to push the
Runnin’ Bulldogs over Chattanooga 76-74 Sunday.
Ricky Taylor’s free throws with 1:24 left put the Mocs up 74-73
in OT. But Newsome was fouled pulling down the rebound of Max
Landis’ 3-point miss and sank one foul shot to tie the game.
The next time down the court for Gardner-Webb (3-5), following a
Mocs miss, Newsome once again grabbed the rebound of a failed
Landis 3-pointer and this time laid it in for the final margin in
the Chattanooga Tournament. Keegan Bell missed a 3-point attempt at
the buzzer for Chattanooga (2-4).
Mike Byron led Gardner-Webb with 18 points. Landis, who sank two
free throws with 16 seconds in regulation to force OT and scored
five points in the extra frame, finished with 17 points.