Gardner-Webb nips Radford for 6th straight win

Gardner-Webb nips Radford for 6th straight win

gardner-webb logo 4Gardner-Webb University turned it up in the second half Saturday to overcome a 12-point deficit and defeat Radford, 54-50, in women’s college basketball.

Alexus Hill shot 8-of-12 from the floor (4-of-4 3-pointers) and scored 20 points to lead GWU. Olivia Parker had 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 blocked shots, Candace Brown totaled 8 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and Connerville native Tierra Huntsman finished with 2 points, 4 rebounds and a steal.

Gardner-Webb, winners of 6 straight, improve to 13-6 overall, 7-2 in Big South Conference play. Radford is 10-8, 6-3 in the BSC.

The Runnin’ Bulldogs struggled to score early, with Radford jumping out to a 7-0 lead. The Highlanders took a 27-20 advantage into the lockerroom at halftime.

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With Janayla White controlling the boards, Radford used a 12-5 run to open a 39-27 lead with 4:40 left in the 3rd quarter. The Runnin’ Bulldogs kept chipping away, eventually taking a 50-48 lead with 2:32 left on a 3-pointer and jump shot by Hill. Brown made 4 straight free-throws the final 10 seconds to secure the win.

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White scored 15 points and grabbed 21 rebounds to lead the Highlanders. Jayda Worthy scored 13 points and Aisa Foy added 11.

Gardner-Webb plays Liberty University Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Lynchburg, Va.

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