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Cornwall Paced Gardner-Webb Past Charleston Southern, 80-71 – Box Score

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BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. — Jaheam Cornwall equaled his season-high with 21 points to lead Gardner-Webb to an 80-71 victory over Charleston Southern on Monday. It was the third win in succession for Gardner-Webb. Box Score

Cornwall, who made 8 of 12 shots from the field and hit five 3-pointers, also grabbed five rebounds and five assists in his 34 minutes of action.

D’Maurian Williams added 18 points on 6 of 10 shooting with four rebounds off the bench, while Jacob Falko ended with 13 points and five boards for the Runnin’ Bulldogs (6-9, 5-5 Big South Conference).

Jamaine Mann contributed eight points and 10 rebounds and Jordan Sears chipped in with six steals and nine points for Gardner-Webb, which sits fifth in the Big South Standings.

Ja’Quavian Florence made 8 of 14 shots to pace Charleston Southern with 18 points.

Emorie Knox added 12 points and four assists, Melvin Edwards Jr. ended with 11 points and seven rebounds, while Sean Price finished with 10 points, six rebounds, and three assists for the Buccaneers (1-13, 0-10), who have now lost 10 consecutive games and remain at the bottom of the Big South standings.

Meanwhile, Phlandrous Fleming Jr., who entered the contest as the leading scorer for Charleston Southern with 19 points per game, was held to just eight points and shot just 1 of 11 from the field. He also had seven rebounds, five assists, and a pair of blocks in 38 minutes.

The Runnin’ Bulldogs improve to 2-0 against the Buccaneers on the season after defeating them 74-62 on Sunday.

Gardner-Webb, which led 42-39 at halftime, shot 50.8% from the field on 30 of 59 shooting and made 13 of 27 shots from 3-pointers for 48.1%.

Charleston Southern shot 44.8% in the defeat.

Gardner-Webb 80, Charleston Southern 71

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN (1-13)

Edwards 4-10 0-0 11, Bowser 2/3 0-0 4, Fleming 1-11 6-6 8, Florence 8-14 0-0 18, Knox 4-10 0-0 12, Price 4-5 0-0 10, Porter 0-0 0-1 0, Moore 3-5 0-0 8. Totals 26-58 6-7 71.

GARDNER-WEBB (6-9)

Dufeal 1/3 0-0 2, Reid 2-4 2-6 6, Cornwall 8-12 0-0 21, Falko 5-12 0-1 13, Sears 3-10 2-2 9, Williams 6-10 3-4 18, Mann 4-6 0-2 8, Selden 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 30-59 7-15 80.

Halftime–Gardner-Webb 42-39. 3-Point Goals–Charleston Southern 13-35 (Knox 4-7, Edwards 3-9, Price 2-3, Moore 2-4, Florence 2-7, Fleming 0-5), Gardner-Webb 13-27 (Cornwall 5-8, Falko 3-5, Williams 3-5, Selden 1-2, Sears 1-5, Dufeal 0-2). Fouled Out–Bowser. Rebounds–Charleston Southern 32 (Edwards, Fleming 7), Gardner-Webb 31 (Mann 10). Assists–Charleston Southern 16 (Fleming 5), Gardner-Webb 16 (Cornwall 5). Total Fouls–Charleston Southern 15, Gardner-Webb 13.

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