Chants blow chance at title, await fate for BSC tourney

ccuhoops-21blockDespite cutting as much as an 18-point deficit to five twice during the final four minutes of play, Coastal Carolina could not find enough baskets to overcome Presbyterian College as the Blue Hose held on for an 80-69 victory.

The Chanticleers conclude the regular season with a 21-9 overall record and 12-6 mark in Big South play. Depending on Saturday’s results, Coastal can receive as high as the second overall seed in next week’s VisitMyrtleBeach.com Big South Basketball Championship.

Presbyterian’s victory marked the 400th in Greg Nibert’s collegiate career and moved the Blue Hose to 10-20 overall and 6-11 in league contests.

Coastal was led by Warren Gillis’ 18 points as three Chants totaled double-figures. Josh Cameron registered 16 tallies, while Badou Diagne finished with 10. The Chanticleers struggled from the field throughout the night, ending the game with a 38.8 shooting percentage (26-of-67).

Markus Terry paced the Blue Hose and all scorers with 19 points. Jordan Downing notched an 18-point, 10-rebound double-double, while DeSean Murray and William Truss each scored in double-digits with 16 and 14 points, respectively. PC finished the night making 53.1 percent of its shots (26-of-49).

Presbyterian expanded on its 34-23 halftime lead with a 12-7 run to open the second half. Coastal cut the Blue Hose lead to single digits once, but Will Adams answered with a 3-pointer to restore the double-digit lead. The Blue Hose went on to build as much as an 18-point lead at 48-30 with Murray capping PC’s run on a layup at the 14:40 mark.

The Chants would not go away quietly as they cut the PC lead to 48-40 with a 10-0 run, including five points by Cameron, over the next three minutes. However, PC’s Terry scored eight points as part of a Blue Hose 14-6 run, putting the home team up 62-46 with 6:10 to play.

Coastal’s Diagne then ignited a final Chanticleer surge with a 3-point play and Gillis cut the PC lead to five points at 68-63 at the 3:09 mark with his second of two straight baskets in the paint. PC countered with two Davon Bell free throws, but Gillis immediately answered with another bucket to again close the PC advantage to five.

Coastal then started fouling in an attempt to extend the game, but the tactic would not pay off as the Blue Hose scored 10 of its final 12 points at the free-throw line to secure the 80-69 victory.

Coastal made five of its first nine shots and staked an 18-14 lead over the opening 10 minutes of the contest. However, the Chants would go ice cold over the remainder of the period, making just two of its final 15 attempts. The Blue Hose took full advantage of the Chants’ inability to make shots, compiling a 20-5 run to end the half en route to a 34-23 halftime lead. PC’s half-ending run seven points by Murray and five by Downing.

Coastal now turns its attention to the defense of its VisitMyrtleBeach.com Big South Championship. The Chanticleer have clinched a first round bye in the tournament and will learn their seeding along with potential opponents after the conclusion of Saturday’s games.

Comments

comments

Ibarrondo comes to rescue to rally first-place Mutiny

Ibarrondo comes to rescue to rally first-place Mutiny The Myrtle Beach Mutiny needed a wake-up call late Saturday [more]

Pelicans split twinbill with Mudcats, play finale today

Pelicans split twinbill with Mudcats, play finale todayAfter the Myrtle Beach Pelicans fell 2-1 to the Carolina [more]

CCU's Biermann, Lancaster make All-American squad

CCU's Biermann, Lancaster make All-American squadCoastal Carolina shortstop Seth Lancaster and designated hitter Zach Biermann [more]

Pelicans lose fifth straight, play doubleheader today

Pelicans lose fifth straight, play doubleheader todayVictor Diaz's seven strong innings for the Carolina Mudcats were [more]

All-County Boys Tennis: Johnson, MB duo top list

All-County Boys Tennis: Johnson, MB duo top listThe future looks bright for the sport of high school [more]

Hess carves his way to Team USA surfing nod

Hess carves his way to Team USA surfing nodCarter Hess carved his way to a spot on the [more]

Pelicans' bullpen spoils Thompson's perfect start

Pelicans' bullpen spoils Thompson's perfect startAfter Keegan Thompson was removed following seven perfect innings for [more]

Piggot feasts, scores four goals to lead Mutiny win

Piggot feasts, scores four goals to lead Mutiny winThe Myrtle Beach Mutiny rolled to a 6-0 victory over [more]

CCU trio makes all-region; Lancaster an All-American

CCU trio makes all-region; Lancaster an All-AmericanCoastal Carolina shortstop Seth Lancaster was named to the Perfect [more]

Braves' icons Avery, Jones to appear at Pelicans game

Braves' icons Avery, Jones to appear at Pelicans gameThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans will welcome former MLB All-Stars and [more]

Coastal guard Labinowicz announces plan to transfer

Coastal guard Labinowicz announces plan to transferCoastal Carolina University men's basketball player Artur Labinowicz plans to [more]

Report: Myrtle Beach Bowl 'near lock' for 2020 kickoff

Report: Myrtle Beach Bowl 'near lock' for 2020 kickoffIn yet another development in the Grand Strand's booming sports [more]

Adaptive surfers depart for US Surfing Championship

Adaptive surfers depart for US Surfing ChampionshipLocal surfers, volunteers, and family members gathered at the Charleston [more]

All-County Boys Golf: MB's Jarman trades bat for club

All-County Boys Golf: MB's Jarman trades bat for clubIf things had worked out differently, Myrtle Beach High senior [more]

Gamecocks' season ends one win shy of Omaha

Gamecocks' season ends one win shy of OmahaThe University of South Carolina baseball team saw its season [more]

Pelicans' Ademan, Pereda, Peyton make all-star team

Pelicans' Ademan, Pereda, Peyton make all-star teamMyrtle Beach catcher Jhonny Pereda, right-hander Tyler Peyton and infielder [more]

Johnson wins at St. Jude, recaptures No. 1 ranking

Johnson wins at St. Jude, recaptures No. 1 rankingFormer Coastal Carolina two-time All-American and Myrtle Beach resident Dustin [more]

Gamecocks slam their way into final game with Hogs

Gamecocks slam their way into final game with HogsThe South Carolina baseball team scored five runs in the [more]

Pelicans win ninth straight, make late run at first place

Pelicans win ninth straight, make late run at first placeThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans racked up their ninth straight win [more]

All-County Girls Soccer: Gordon nets record, POY

All-County Girls Soccer: Gordon nets record, POYBlair Mueller remembers her first day on the job as [more]

Pelicans hammer their way to eighth straight victory

Pelicans hammer their way to eighth straight victoryKevonte Mitchell lashed three extra-base hits and the Myrtle Beach [more]

Gamecocks drop opener, face elimination Sunday

Gamecocks drop opener, face elimination SundayArkansas scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh [more]

Pelicans extend win streak to seven in walk-off thriller

Pelicans extend win streak to seven in walk-off thrillerAramis Ademan tied the game with a three-run home run [more]

All-County Boys Soccer: Matlashewski tops team

All-County Boys Soccer: Matlashewski tops teamGrand Strand Sports Report and Waccamaw Publishers are teaming up [more]

CCU outfielder Chavers on Freshman All-American list

CCU outfielder Chavers on Freshman All-American listCoastal Carolina centerfielder Parker Chavers was named Freshman All-American by [more]

Ibarrondo comes to rescue to rally first-place Mutiny

Ibarrondo comes to rescue to rally first-place Mutiny The Myrtle Beach Mutiny needed a wake-up call late Saturday [more]

Pelicans split twinbill with Mudcats, play finale today

Pelicans split twinbill with Mudcats, play finale todayAfter the Myrtle Beach Pelicans fell 2-1 to the Carolina [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2018 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach