Coastal lets late lead slip away in OT loss to Eagles

ccuhoops-badouThe Coastal Carolina University men’s basketball team came up one point short Saturday night inside The HTC Center as the Eagles of Winthrop University took a 73-72 overtime victory on the Chants home court.

CCU led by as many as seven points in the game but a late comeback by the Eagles sent the game to overtime.

Coastal was led by a trio of scorers who combined for 53 of CCU’s 72 points. Junior Warren Gillis led the way with 19 points, four assists and three steals. Gillis was 4-10 from the floor including 2-4 from three. He was nearly perfect at the free throw line hitting 9-10 from the charity stripe. Junior Josh Cameron and freshman Elijah Wilson each chipped in 17 points. Cameron was 7-20 from the field including 1-6 from three while dishing out four assists. Wilson was 6-18 from the field and 1-6 from three. Wilson added five rebounds.

Senior El Hadji Ndieguene led the team in rebounding with eight boards as the Chants won the rebounding battle 39-33. Sophomores Michel Enanga and Badou Diagne each added six rebounds.

A trio of scorers for Winthrop combined for 57 of its 73 points. Keon Moore led all scorers with 26 points while hitting five 3-pointers. Keon Johnson added 19 points with three 3-pointers and Andre Smith had 12 points with three 3-pointers as well. In all the Eagles nailed 12-27 from downtown including seven after the halftime break.

The win improves Winthrop’s record to 9-7 overall and 3-1 in Big South play. The Chants fall to 9-9 overall and 2-2 in Big South action.

CCU shot just 37.3 percent (22-59) from the field including 35.0 percent (7-20) from three. The Chants had success at the free throw line hitting 77.8 percent (21-27) from the line including 11-12 in the second half. Winthrop hit 48.0 percent (24-50) of its shots including 44.4 percent (12-27) from three. The Eagles struggled from the charity stripe hitting just 56.5 percent (13-23) from the line.

The Chants jumped out to an early 8-2 lead over the opening six minutes of the game. CCU would hold onto the lead until the 6:18 mark of the first half when a 3-pointer from Moore put the Eagles up 21-19. The three was the second of three-in-a-row for Moore as he went on a one-man 9-0 run to put the Eagles up five. CCU was able to fight back and tie the game at 25 on a pair of free throws by Gillis. Wilson would put the Chants ahead with a layup with 1:12 left in the half. The Eagles tied it up again on a jumper by Smith with 40 seconds left. CCU held the ball for the final shot but a 3-pointer came up short as both teams headed to the locker room tied at 27.

The Eagles opened the second half with five quick points but Gillis ended the run with a three. The Eagles slowly extended their lead eventually going up by eight points at the 14:13 mark on another 3-pointer by Moore. With the Chants trailing 49-41 with 12:32 remaining, Diagne sparked the Chants offense with a 3-pointer which started an 11-0 run by the Chants. Five different Chants scored in the run which gave CCU a three-point lead. Smith ended the Chants run with a three that tied the game at 52 with 9:34 to play.

CCU slowly began to pull away and eventually built up a 61-55 lead with 6:18 left on the clock. The Eagles began to chip away at CCU’s lead and a Johnson 3-pointer with 1:09 left in the game gave WU its first lead since the 10:02 mark of the second half, 66-65. After a turnover by CCU, Smith was sent to the line for a pair of free throws. He knocked down one of two putting the Eagles up 67-65 with 44 seconds left.  Gillis responded with a turnaround jumper which tied the game with 29 seconds left. After running the clock down, Winthrop took a deep 3-pointer that was off the mark. CCU rebounded the ball and called a timeout. After a review the officials put 1.1 seconds on the clock. A deep pass found Wilson near the Chanticleer bench. He turned and launched a deep 3-pointer which came just inches short of finding the mark as it knocked off the front of the rim ending regulation with the game tied at 67.

The overtime period was back-and-forth. The Eagle got on the board first with a free throw by Moore. Wilson answered for the Chants with a driving layup. Both teams went scoreless for the next two minutes until a 3-pointer from Joab Jerome found the mark for the Eagles putting Winthrop up 71-69. Wilson once again had the answer with a 3-pointer of his own to put CCU back up by one with 1:44 to play. Neither team scored for the next 1:39 until a jumper fell for Winthrop’s James Bourne with five seconds left. CCU called timeout at half court with 2.5 seconds left on the clock. CCU looked to inbound the ball to Ndieguene but WU’s Larry Brown jumped up and intercepted the pass to end CCU’s chances of taking the final shot.

Coastal will return to action this Wednesday, Jan. 22 as the Chants travel to Presbyterian College for another Big South Conference game.

Comments

comments

CCU men, women score soccer shutouts on road

CCU men, women score soccer shutouts on roadThe Coastal Carolina men's soccer team had not played another [more]

Florence fallout again pulls plug on Friday night lights

Florence fallout again pulls plug on Friday night lightsHurricane Florence 2, Horry County Schools 0. That appears to be [more]

Strand golf courses race to re-open in wake of storm

Strand golf courses race to re-open in wake of stormMyrtle Beach area golf courses, spared the worst of Hurricane [more]

SCHSL extends season but plans for Strand still afloat

SCHSL extends season but plans for Strand still afloatThe SCHSL's executive committee voted unanimously Tuesday to extend the [more]

Pelicans Young, Swarmer claim Cubs' POY awards

Pelicans Young, Swarmer claim Cubs' POY awardsMyrtle Beach Pelicans infielder Jared Young was named the Chicago [more]

Chants blow out Camels in front of Hurricane Florence

Chants blow out Camels in front of Hurricane FlorenceJust four days removed and 142 miles away from its [more]

Coastal baseball signs first BA Top 25 recruiting class

Coastal baseball signs first BA Top 25 recruiting classFor the first time in Coastal Carolina baseball program history, [more]

Hurricane Florence throws local sports scene a curve

Hurricane Florence throws local sports scene a curveIn response to the impending arrival of Hurricane Florence and [more]

Coast FA brings home five titles from Rock Hill Classic

Coast FA brings home five titles from Rock Hill ClassicCoast FA returned to the beach with five championship and [more]

CF boys finish second, MB girls net third at CCU meet

CF boys finish second, MB girls net third at CCU meetThe Carolina Forest boys finished second and the Myrtle Beach [more]

Chants explode in second half to cruise past Blazers

Chants explode in second half to cruise past BlazersCoastal Carolina football used a number of big offensive plays [more]

No. 4 Seahawks light up scoreboard, beat Braves

No. 4 Seahawks light up scoreboard, beat BravesThe No. 4-ranked Myrtle Beach football team celebrated Neon Night [more]

No. 6 Chiefs struggle their way past revitalized Sharks

No. 6 Chiefs struggle their way past revitalized SharksWithout raising his voice, without screaming his face red or [more]

Panthers take big win over Hoggard to stay unbeaten

Panthers take big win over Hoggard to stay unbeatenJackson Weatherwax knew he had the ball. Late in the fourth [more]

Football Roundup: Tigers, Saints fall, remain winless

Football Roundup: Tigers, Saints fall, remain winless* Hartsville 35, Conway 0: The Tigers (0-4) remained winless [more]

Golf: Sharks top Seahawks; Panthers knock off Braves

Golf: Sharks top Seahawks; Panthers knock off BravesThe three-time reigning state champion St. James girls golf team [more]

Chants hungry for first win in home opener vs. Blazers

Chants hungry for first win in home opener vs. BlazersThe Coastal Carolina football team will open up its 2018 [more]

Volleyball: Tigers improve to 6-0 with win over Bruins

Volleyball: Tigers improve to 6-0 with win over BruinsThe Conway High volleyball team improved to 6-0 Thursday by [more]

Week 3 Previews & Picks: MB has old score to settle

Week 3 Previews & Picks: MB has old score to settleMyrtle Beach junior quarterback Luke Doty has had this week's [more]

Tennis: Lady Panthers open season with win over Aynor

Tennis: Lady Panthers open season with win over AynorThe Carolina Forest girls tennis team served up a victory [more]

Chants move up in polls after acing UAB tourney

Chants move up in polls after acing UAB tourneyAfter posting back-to-back shutouts, Coastal Carolina's Chris Datallo has been [more]

Golf: Sharks claim second place at Palmetto Preview

Golf: Sharks claim second place at Palmetto PreviewThe three-time defending state champion St. James girls golf team [more]

Braves, Lady Chiefs finish runners-up in XC openers

Braves, Lady Chiefs finish runners-up in XC openersMetrolina Christian Academy of Indian Trail (N.C.) swept the Chief [more]

Saints' season put on hold due to low numbers, youth

Saints' season put on hold due to low numbers, youthOne year after a breakthrough season, the Christian Academy of [more]

Close loss closes curtain on long season for Pelicans

Close loss closes curtain on long season for PelicansIn the final game of the 2018 season, the Myrtle [more]

CCU men, women score soccer shutouts on road

CCU men, women score soccer shutouts on roadThe Coastal Carolina men's soccer team had not played another [more]

Florence fallout again pulls plug on Friday night lights

Florence fallout again pulls plug on Friday night lightsHurricane Florence 2, Horry County Schools 0. That appears to be [more]

Comments are closed.

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