BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- DJ Laster scored 24 points, making 10 of 14 shots, as Gardner-Webb edged past Presbyterian 61-53 Thursday night to remain perfect on its home floor.
David Efianayi added 16 points for Gardner-Webb (10-10, 5-2 Big South Conference), which has won eight in a row at home this season.
Davon Bell scored 16 and Reggie Dillard 13 for Presbyterian (8-12, 1-6). The Blue Hose had trailed by as many as 19 points early in the second half, but a Dillard drive and score cut the gap to just five, 58-53 with 1:29 to play.
Christian Turner and Efianayi made three of four from the foul line in the last 26 seconds as the Bulldogs held on.
Dillard and JC Younger each missed from 3 in the last 16 seconds and Gardner-Webb controlled the rebound in each instance.
San Francisco snaps 11-game skid against BYU, 82-63
Frankie Ferrari had 21 points and seven assists to help San Francisco beat BYU 82-63 on Saturday night and snap an 11-game losing streak against the Cougars.
CSUB rallies late to beat Chicago State 86-73
Jarkel Joiner scored 22 points for Cal State Bakersfield and the Roadrunners closed on a 17-3 run to beat Chicago State 86-73 on Saturday night.
Varner, Levi help UT Rio Grande Valley hold off Seattle
Lesley Varner Jr. had 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting and Javon Levi scored all his eight points down the stretch to help UT Rio Grande Valley beat Seattle 67-62 on Saturday night.