HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Ricky Madison had a career-high 23 points plus 12 rebounds as High Point defeated Gardner-Webb 87-79 on Saturday night.

Although High Point led the final 37 ½ minutes, and by as many as 17 midway through the second half, Gardner-Webb drew within 82-79 with 1:27 remaining in the game. High Point answered with a 3-pointer from Jahaad Proctor and Madison made two free throws to close out the scoring.

Proctor had 16 points for High Point (15-13, 8-6 Big South Conference). Jordan Whitehead added 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Jamal Wright had six assists for the hosts.

Nate Johnson had 15 points for the Runnin' Bulldogs (18-11, 9-6). David Efianayi added 15 points. Brandon Miller had 12 points.

The Panthers evened the season series against the Runnin' Bulldogs with the win. Gardner-Webb defeated High Point 69-67 on Jan. 30.

High Point faces Radford at home on Wednesday. Gardner-Webb matches up against Presbyterian at home on Wednesday.


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