Turner, Gardner-Webb beat Hampton 87-74 in OT
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Jose Perez had 21 points and a season-high 11 rebounds and Christian Turner scored seven of his eight points after regulation to help Gardner-Webb beat Hampton 87-74 in overtime Saturday night for coach Tim Craft’s 100th career win.
Perez hit a 3-pointer to open the extra period and the Runnin’ Bulldogs led the rest of the way. Lysander Bracey hit two free throws to trim Hampton’s deficit to 75-73 with 3:30 to play but Turner scored Gardner-Webb’s first seven points in a 12-1 closing run and the Pirates got no closer.
Fisher scored six points during a 12-4 run that gave the Pirates their biggest lead at 50-40 with 13:48 left in regulation but Gardner-Webb scored 20, including 11 by Perez, of the next 25 points for the first of five lead changes in the final 10 minutes before OT.