Zeck’s putback gives Gardner-Webb 63-61 victory
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — Patrick Zeck’s putback with 11.4 seconds left lifted Gardner-Webb to a 63-61 win over Charleston Southern on Saturday.
David Efianayi missed a short jumper but Zeck was there for the follow from the center of the paint.
Charleston Southern’s Christian Keeling hit a 3-pointer with 48 seconds left then Cortez Mitchell made a steal under the Buccaneers basket and laid the ball in for a 61-all tie after trailing by 14 in the second half.
Jaheam Cornwall came off the bench to make three 3-pointers and score 14 points, 11 in the first half when the Bulldogs took a 39-29 lead. Liam O’Reilly also scored 14 points while Efianayi added 13 and Zack and DJ Laster 10 each as Gardner-Webb (12-3, 7-5 Big South) went to 10-0 at home.
Keeling scored 15 points, his 31st straight game in double figures, and Ty Jones 10 for Charleston Southern (9-14, 4-8).