Coastal basketball splits twinbill with Texas State

A cold shooting performance by Coastal Carolina cost them in a tight conference battle with Texas State as the Bobcats got out of Conway with a 53-48 victory.

The game was a complete contrast to the Chanticleers (7-8/1-1 SBC) win over Texas Arlington in its last outing, as the home-standing Chants only shot 33 percent from the field in the game, and that including a season-low one-of-17 shooting on its three point attempts.

The five-point loss continues a theme for this season’s team. Of the eight losses this season, the Chants have lost seven of those by six points or less.

Zac Cuthbertson led the way with a game-high 19 points and Demario Beck came off the bench to score 15 points and grab a game-high eight rebounds.

CCU’s leading scorer Jaylen Shaw, suffered his worse shooting performance of the season, only scoring six points on 2-of-10 shooting. He did finish with a game-high seven assists.

CCU hit 17 of its 25 free throws, but missed six costly free throws in the final minutes of the game.

Women

* CCU 65, Texas State 64: The Coastal Carolina women’s basketball team withstood a surging Texas State team, including 34 individual points by Toshua Leavitt, to defeat the Bobcats 65-64 Sunday afternoon at the HTC Center.

Coastal (8-5, 2-0) relied on solid shooting to remain ahead of Texas State (8-5, 1-1), coming in at just under 50 percent from the field while the Bobcats struggled at 36 percent. Outside of Leavitt, Texas State received 12 points from Brooke Holle and 18 from the rest of the team.

Jas Adams scored 24 points to lead the Chants, and grabbed seven rebounds. DJ Williams scored 14 points with six assists, and Naheria Hamilton provided 11 points.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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