Gardner-Webb falls to Radford

Gardner-Webb falls to Radford

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gardner-webb logo 4Radford didn’t lead the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs until the final 30 seconds of their women’s college basketball game Tuesday night. And the host Highlanders made the late comeback stick, pulling out a 54-51 win over GWU in Big South Conference play.

Gardner-Webb is 15-9 overall, 9-4 in BSC play. Radford is 12-11, 8-6 BSC.

GWU led the entire game — and by as many as 11 points (42-31) — until Aisha Foy canned a 3-pointer with 29.5 seconds remaining to give Radford a 53-51 advantage.

Foy made 1-of-2 free throws with 10 seconds to play to make it 54-51, and the Runnin’ Bulldogs set up a play for sophomore guard Tierra Huntsman to launch a 3-pointer.

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But the Connersville native’s shot was off the mark at the buzzer, leaving the Radford players to celebrate the win. The Highlanders outscored Gardner-Webb 17-7 in the final quarter.

Olivia Parker scored 16 points and snatched 16 rebounds to lead GWU. Candace Brown had 11 points and 9 rebounds, Alexus Hill scored 8 points and Huntsman finished with 4 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal.

Foy and Gabby Gilmore scored 14 points apiece to top Radford, with both grabbing 4 rebounds.

The Runnin’ Bulldogs led 15-13 after one quarter, and shot 6-of-8 from the floor in the 2nd period to take a 30-24 halftime lead.
GWU maintained a 44-37 advantage after three quarters despite the fact the team shot only 5-for-21 (23.8 percent) in the 3rd quarter.

The Highlanders continued to play tough defense in the 4th stanza, holding GWU to 3-of-16 shooting in the period (18.8 percent) and allowing Radford to get the comeback victory.

Gardner-Webb hits the road Saturday to play High Point University (4 p.m.). The Panthers are 8-14, 7-6 BSC. GWU beat High Point, 82-70, on Jan. 9.

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