Barnette led four Bulldogs in double digits. Wingate senior guard Justin Baker (
North Greenville senior guard P.J. Schumacher (
Wingate held a 56-35 advantage at the break. Barnette (19 first-half points) and Baler (13 first-half points) combined for 32 points and eight three-pointers in the first 20 minutes. As a team, Wingate knocked down 11 three-point baskets in the first stanza.
A steal and dunk by Grier give the Bulldogs a 56-28 edge at the 2:22 mark. The 28-point bulge was Wingate’s largest first half lead. The Bulldogs shot 55.6 percent (20-of-36) in the first 20 minutes.
Schumacher led the Crusader offense with 14 first-half points on six-of-nine shooting from the floor. Schumacher was two-of-four from beyond the arc before intermission. Senior forward Amonzo Gantt (
An ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® candidate, Barnette had seven rebounds, five assists and three blocks to go with his 29 points. Wingate outrebounded