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Hightower carries Winthrop past South Carolina Upstate 89-59

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) Cory Hightower scored a season-high 22 points and Kelton Talford had 20 points and 10 rebounds as Winthrop stretched its win streak to seven games, romping past South Carolina Upstate 89-59 on Thursday night.

Hightower hit all six of his 3-pointers. He added eight rebounds.

Patrick Good and Sin'Cere McMahon each had 13 points for Winthrop (20-8, 13-2 Big South Conference).

Bryson Mozone had 14 points for the Spartans (12-15, 9-6). Khydarius Smith added 13 points.

The Eagles improve to 2-0 against the Spartans on the season. Winthrop defeated South Carolina Upstate 95-91 on Jan. 26.


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Updated February 24, 2022

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