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      Big second half lifts Gardner-Webb over The Citadel 71-58

      BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) -- Donta Harper scored 27 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Gardner-Webb past The Citadel 71-58 Saturday night in nonconference action.

      Max Landis added 16 points for Gardner-Webb (7-5).

      Trailing 26-23 at halftime, Gardner-Webb opened the second half on a 22-8 run, taking a 45-34 lead with 12:47 left to play. Harper scored nine points and Landis made two 3-pointers during the stretch to help the Runnin' Bulldogs take a double-digit lead.

      The Citadel (3-5) cut the lead to five, 59-54, with 5 minutes left to play, but Harper and Landis responded, scoring 11 of the teams' final 12 points. Gardner-Webb outscored the Bulldogs 12-4 the rest of the way to seal the victory.

      The Citadel was led by Mike Groselle, who finished with a double-double, 14 points and 15 rebounds. Dylen Setzekorn led the Bulldogs in scoring with 16 points off the bench.

      AP-WF-12-16-12 0342GMT

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