Cornwall Scores 21, Gardner-Webb Beats VMI 88-77

Boiling Springs, NC — Jaheam Cornwall scored 21 points and Gardner-Webb pulled away to defeat VMI 88-77 in a college basketball game at Paul Porter Arena in Boiling Springs, on Friday.

Season Debut Win For Gardner-Webb

Cornwall shot 6-of-12 from the field and made four 3-pointers with five rebounds to lead the way for the Bulldogs (1-3) to claim their first win of the young season after starting the campaign with three straight losses.

Prior to Friday’s win Gardner-Webb, which had five straight games canceled at the top of the season, lost to Western Kentucky, Pittsburgh and East Tennessee State.

Gardner-Webb led by as many as 17 points twice in the first half and went into the break leading 40-29.

However, VMI rallied with an 18-7 run to take a 50-47 lead seven minutes into the second half.

The Bulldogs grabbed back the lead, though, on a Jamaine Mann’s layup with 11:36 left to play and then they pulled away for the win.

Good Support For Cornwall

Jacob Falko had 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting to go with four rebounds and three assists, while LudovicĀ  Dufeal ended with 11 points, seven rebounds and two blocks for Gardner-Webb, which shot 55.6% from the field.

Mann and Lance Terry each scored 10 points in the win.

Jake Stephens scored 26 points to lead VMI (5-3) and added nine rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

Kamdyn Curfman connected on 5 attempts from 3-point range to finish with 16 points and four assists, while Greg Parham ended with 12 points and six rebounds for the Keydets, who had their three-game winning streak snapped.

Complete Box Score

VMI (5-3)

Stephens 7-15 10-11 26, Conway 3-8 0-0 7, Curfman 5-11 1-2 16, Lewis 3-8 0-0 7, Parham 4-8 2-2 12, Mans 2/3 2-2 8, Bonham 0-2 1-2 1, Arnold 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-55 16-19 77.

GARDNER-WEBB (1-3)

Dufeal 4-5 2/3 11, Reid 2/3 0-0 4, Cornwall 6-12 5-5 21, Falko 6-13 2-2 16, Terry 3-4 2-2 10, Williams 2-5 0-0 5, Mann 3-3 4-8 10, Selden 1-4 0-0 2, Sears 1/3 2-2 4, Lynott 2-2 0-1 5. Totals 30-54 17-23 88.

Halftime–Gardner-Webb 40-29. 3-Point Goals–VMI 13-33 (Curfman 5-10, Mans 2-3, Stephens 2-5, Parham 2-6, Lewis 1-2, Conway 1-6, Bonham 0-1), Gardner-Webb 11-25 (Cornwall 4-7, Terry 2-3, Falko 2-5, Lynott 1-1, Dufeal 1-2, Williams 1-3, Sears 0-1, Selden 0-3). Rebounds–VMI 22 (Stephens 9), Gardner-Webb 28 (Dufeal 7). Assists–VMI 16 (Parham 6), Gardner-Webb 12 (Williams 4). Total Fouls–VMI 17, Gardner-Webb 17.

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