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Rock Hill: Eagles Fall To Gardner-Webb On Last Second Three

Heartbreaking basketball game moment.

Rock Hill: Eagles Fall To Gardner-Webb On Last Second Three

Winthrop men’s basketball suffered a heartbreaking 65-64 loss to Gardner-Webb on Saturday afternoon when Lucas Stieber hit a game-winning three-pointer with 2.7 seconds left.

Key Players

Winthrop University:

  • Kelton Talford: 15 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists
  • Micheal Anumba: 16 points, 6 rebounds
  • Kasen Harrison: 10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists

Gardner-Webb University:

  • Julie Soumaoro: 13 points, rebound, 3 assists
  • Caleb Robinson: 11 points, 7 rebounds
  • Isaiah Richards: 11 points, 5 rebounds

Game Highlights

First Half:

  • Talford and Anumba led Winthrop to an early lead
  • Gardner-Webb rallied and took a 36-31 lead at halftime

Second Half:

  • The game remained close with multiple lead changes
  • Talford’s three-point play tied the game at 55-55
  • Anumba and Talford put Winthrop ahead in the final minutes
  • Stieber’s last-second three sealed the victory for Gardner-Webb


Both teams shot 40% from the field, with Winthrop hitting 36% from the three-point line. Gardner-Webb outrebounded Winthrop and capitalized on second chance points.

Notable Facts

This was the third consecutive close game between Winthrop and Gardner-Webb. Talford moved up the program’s all-time rebounding list, while Anumba is nearing 1,000 career points.

Upcoming Game

Winthrop will next compete in the 2024 Hercules Tires Big South Basketball Championship on Friday, Mar. 8 at 2 p.m. in High Point, N.C.

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