Chants run winning streak to six with victory over PC

ccuhoops-pcShivaughn Wiggins tied his season-high with 24 points and Colton Ray-St Cyr totaled 11 points and 12 rebounds for his first career double-double as Coastal Carolina held off Presbyterian College 69-66 Wednesday evening inside the Blue Hose’s Templeton Center.

After leading by as many as 12 in the second half, Coastal had to make seven free throws down the stretch to keep Presbyterian at bay and extend its win streak to six games. The win vaulted the Chanticleers (14-8) into a tie for second in the Big South race with Winthrop as both sport matching 8-4 conference records. UNC Asheville owns a game lead with a 9-3 league record.

Wiggins led all scorers with his 24 points as he made 6-of-8 shot attempts, including 4-of-5 threes, and eight free throws. Badou Diagne was CCU’s second-leading scorer with 12 followed by Ray-St Cyr with his 11. Ray-St Cyr was also the game’s top-rebounder with his career-best 12 boards.

Presbyterian was led by Janeil Jenkin’s 12 points and DeSean Murray’s nine. It marked the second time this season Coastal held Murray, the Big South’s top scorer at 20.2 points per outing, to less than half of his season average.

Coastal Carolina continues its Big South Conference farewell tour at Radford on Sat., Feb. 6. Tipoff from the Highlanders’ Dedmon Center is set for Noon and will be telecast live on the American Sports Network.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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