CCU men, women suffer narrow six-point losses

Jaylen Shaw scored 17 points, but it was not enough as Coastal Carolina fell 66-60 at Lamar.

The second half turned out to be the difference of the game. After shooting 52 percent in the opening half, CCU cooled off to 33 percent in the second half as Lamar was able to make up a seven-point halftime deficit and pull out the victory.

Ajay Sanders scored 13 points joining Shaw as the only double-digit scorers for CCU.

Zac Cuthbertson scored nine points and had a game-high eight rebounds and Matt Lindsey added nine points.

The Chants did not shoot the ball well at the free throw line only hitting six of their 12 attempts. CCU also had 19 turnovers that led to 20 points for Lamar.

James Harrison came off the bench to provide a spark for the Cardinal with 17 points. He hit all five of his three-point attempts, including three consecutive to help cut a 12-point CCU lead down to three.

Women

* The Coastal Carolina women’s basketball team continually tried to fight back from a single-digit deficit throughout the fourth quarter, but could not overcome UNC Greensboro as the Spartans handed the Chants their first loss of the season, 60-54, Tuesday night at the HTC Center.

Coastal evens its record at 1-1 early in the season, while UNCG remains unbeaten with a 3-0 record.

Jas Adams led all players with 19 points, her second straight game scoring in double figures. The senior guard went 7-of-20 from the field with four three-pointers, and added a point from the line. She also hauled in eight rebounds and recorded an assist and takeaway.

DJ Williams likewise notched double-digit points for the second straight game, scoring 14 on 4-of-9 from the field with five free throws. Alise Davis was one of two players in the game with double-digit rebounds, leading Coastal with 10.

Photo courtesy of Lamar University Athletics

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