Simpson buzzer beater gets Harding past Akron Ellet

Simpson buzzer beater gets Harding past Akron Ellet

CANTON, OH (WYTV)-Gabe Simpson drained a three at the buzzer in overtime to give Harding the win 70-67 over Akron Ellet at the Dunk 4 Diabetes Shootout at Walsh University.

Harding was dominant in transition in the first half as Derek Culver found Shakem Johnson multiple times down the floor for a fast break dunk. The Raiders outscored Ellet 14-0 in fast break points in the first half.

Johnson finished with 19 points and 9 rebounds while Culver was held to just 7 points but grabbed 15 boards.

Simpson led the way for Harding with 22 points as they grabbed their 12th win of the season.

AJ Gareri led the Orangemen with 29 points and 10 rebounds.

The Dunk 4 Diabetes Shootout featured 12 teams with over 25 Division 1 recruits going to schools like West Virginia, Arizona State, and Louisville.

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