Cornwall carries Gardner-Webb past High Point 86-55

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BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP)Jaheam Cornwall made 8 of 13 3-pointers and matched his career high with 24 points and Gardner-Webb beat High Point 86-55 on Monday night.

Nate Johnson scored 17 points and Justin Jenkins added 15 for the Bulldogs (10-14, 6-6 Big South Conference), who led 47-20 at halftime and finished making a season-high 16 of 34 3-pointers (47%).

Eric Jamison Jr. scored nine points with 12 rebounds and Kareem Reid had 14 boards for Gardner-Webb, which outrebounded the Panthers 50 to 26. Christian Turner made seven assists.

Eric Coleman Jr. had 13 points and Rob Peterson III, Denny Slay II and Jamal Wright scored eight apiece for High Point (7-18, 4-8), which shot 40% from the field (21 of 51) and 4 of 14 from 3 (29%).

John-Michael Wright, who led the Panthers in scoring heading into the contest with 15 points per game, failed to make a shot (0 of 7).

The Runnin’ Bulldogs improve to 2-0 against the Panthers for the season. Gardner-Webb defeated High Point 79-76 on January 23. Gardner-Webb matches up against Winthrop at home on Thursday. High Point plays Charleston Southern on the road on Thursday.

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