Gardner-Webb 87, SC State 57

Jason Dawson came off the bench to score 15 points and lead four

Gardner-Webb players in double figures in an 87-57 win over South

Carolina State on Saturday night.

The win was the third in a row for the Runnin’ Bulldogs (6-6)

and avenged a 73-68 loss to South Carolina State earlier in the


Stefon Johnson added 13 points, Donte Harper had 12 and Kevin

Hartley scored 10 for Gardner-Webb, whose previous five games

against Division I teams had been decided by six points or


The Runnin’ Bulldogs, who entered the game shooting 42.5

percent, shot 54 percent (34 of 64) from the field and Dawson was 5

of 10 with three 3-pointers.

Joe Ikhinmwin scored 14 points and Khalif Toombs added 13 for

South Carolina State (4-6), which lost its fourth game in a row.

The Bulldogs shot only 37.7 percent (20 of 53).