Winthrop (7-5) held a slim 30-29 halftime advantage. Bjorn Broman nailed a 3-pointer to start the second half that saw the Eagles go up 52-38 following an Anders Broman trey at the 9:53 mark. The Panthers failed to close the gap.
The Eagles shot 50 percent (24-48) from the floor while holding High Point to 20-of-63 (32 percent) shooting. Winthrop also won the rebound battle 43-30.
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