High Point slides past D-III NC Wesleyan, 90-85 in OT
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Jahaad Proctor scored a career-high 35 points with nine assists and five steals and High Point squeaked past feisty NC Wesleyan 90-85 in overtime Monday night.
Ricardo Bullock made 1 of 2 free throws to give the Division-III Battling Bishops a 79-78 lead to start overtime before Proctor made a 3-pointer and split a pair of free throws to give High Point (6-5) the lead for good.
Brandonn Kamga spared the Panthers from being upset when he hit a 3 as time expired at the end of regulation to tie it at 78-all. Chris Braswell gave NC Wesleyan a 78-75 lead with eight seconds left. Proctor’s layup with 29 seconds to go knotted the score at 75 apiece. Proctor’s layup with 8:27 remaining gave High Point a 63-57 lead, the largest margin either team held in the second half.
Kamga finished with 21 points, Jordan Whitehead grabbed 13 rebounds and Ricky Madison grabbed 11 boards.
A.J. Frye led the Battling Bishops with 23 points on 8-of-10 shooting, Braswell scored 22 with five 3s, Bullock, 15 and Damon McDowell scored 12 with 10 rebounds.