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Falko Scores 22pts, Leads Gardner-Webb Over Hampton 80-69

HAMPTON, Va. — Jacob Falko scored 22 points to lead Gardner-Webb to an 80-69 victory over Hampton in a Big South clash at the Convocation Center on Thursday to bounce back from the previous day’s defeat. Box Score

Same Score, But Gardner-Webb On Top

The two teams were meeting for the second successive day, following Hampton’s 80-69 win on Wednesday.

Falko shot 7 of 15 from the field and made 3 of 6 from 3-pointers to go with seven rebounds and two steals for the Bulldogs (2-5, 1-1 Big South Conference) who were picking up only their second win this season.

Jaheam Cornwall, who also scored in double figures in Wednesday’s defeat, added 17 points with six assists and connected on 5-for-9 from 3-pointers, while Kareem Reid scored 13 in the win for Gardner-Webb, which shot 29-of-63 from the field for 46.0%.

Davion Warren, who scored a career-high 31 points in the win on Wednesday, paced Hampton again on Thursday with 23 points.

Warren shot 9-of-17 from the field in the defeat and added five rebounds and five assists.

Junior forward Dajour Dickens collected a double-double with 12 points, 11 rebounds, and seven blocks and Marquis Godwin had 12 points and seven boards for the Pirates (4-5, 3-1), who had won three straight before this loss.

Hampton shot 48.2% on 27-of56 shooting and made 9 of its 22 attempts from 3-pointers.

UP NEXT

Gardner-Webb will next host Charleston Southern in back to back games on Jan. 4 and 5.

Hampton goes on the road for two games against Radford on Jan. 4 and 5.

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GARDNER-WEBB (2-5)

Dufeal 1-4 0-0 2, Reid 6-7 1-1 13, Cornwall 5-14 2-2 17, Falko 7-15 5-5 22, Selden 2/3 0-2 4, Williams 3-10 0-0 9, Mann 3-5 1-2 8, Sears 1/3 0-0 3, Lynott 1-2 0-0 2, Itodo 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-63 9-12 80.

HAMPTON (4-5)

Dickens 4-5 4-6 12, Dean 4-9 0-2 8, Shelton 0-2 0-0 0, Warren 9-17 2-5 23, Banister 4-9 0-0 11, Godwin 5-12 0-0 12, Earle 1-1 0-0 3, Anthony 0-1 0-0 0, Bethea 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-56 6-13 69.

Halftime–Gardner-Webb 45-31. 3-Point Goals–Gardner-Webb 13-30 (Cornwall 5-9, Falko 3-6, Williams 3-8, Mann 1-1, Sears 1-2, Lynott 0-1, Selden 0-1, Dufeal 0-2), Hampton 9-22 (Banister 3-4, Warren 3-8, Godwin 2-7, Earle 1-1, Shelton 0-2). Rebounds–Gardner-Webb 27 (Williams 8), Hampton 31 (Dickens 11). Assists–Gardner-Webb 18 (Cornwall 6), Hampton 11 (Warren 5). Total Fouls–Gardner-Webb 13, Hampton 12.

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