Shaw leads Coastal Carolina to Sun Belt opening victory

Jaylen Shaw tied his career-high with a 26-point effort in leading Coastal Carolina to a 90-65 win over Texas Arlington to kick off the Sun Belt Conference portion of the schedule.

Shaw had a couple of off games, but the senior hit eight of his 12 field goals and was two-of-three on three point field goals and hit eight of his 10 free throws in tonight’s action.  He also had a game-high seven assists and six rebounds to round out his effort.

Shaw was not the only double-digit scorer for the Chants. Artur Labinowicz started his first game of the season and finished with 15 points and six rebounds.

Amidou Bamba also came in with a career-night scoring 14 points on six-of-seven shooting. Demario Beck came up one rebound short of recording a double-double, finishing with 13 points and nine rebounds.

Another career-night game from Christian Adams who not only set a career-high, but also reached double-digits for the first time in his career with 10 points.

CCU finished the night shooting 50 percent from the field and hit 11 three point field goals on their way to shooting 42 percent on threes.  CCU also did well at the free throw line knocking down 21 of 26 for 81 percent.

The Chanticleers defense held the Sun Belt’s leading scorer, Kevin Hervey, to seven points on three of 11 shooting.  He came into the game averaging over 23 points per game.

UTA’s second leading scorer, Erick Neal, also only scored seven points, entering the game averaging 13 points per game and nine assists. He finished with six assists.

Kaelon Wilson was UTA’s leading scorer tonight with 17 points and Johnny Hamilton added 13.

After several close losses the 26-point difference was the largest of the season, and CCU and UTA were tied for 26 seconds of the game with CCU holding the lead for the rest of the time.

CCU out rebounded UTA 41-34 and 14 of those were offensive rebounds, which led to 19 second-chance points.  CCU’s bench held a big advantage over UTA 45-13 and also scored 17 points off UTA turnovers.

The first half saw the Chanticleers hit five of its last six field goals to carry a 42-31 lead into the locker room.

Labinowicz, who scored CCU’s first seven points, led the way with 11 first half points. Shaw hit a bucket at the horn and had seven first half points.

CCU finished the half shooting 48 percent from the field and out rebounded the taller visitors 24-15.

Wilson had 11 points for UTA to lead the Mavericks in first half scoring. Hamilton added seven and Hawkins scored six.

UTA shot 38 percent from the field and only hit two of its nine three point field goals.

CCU will end the current five-game home stand Sunday, Dec. 31, when they host Texas State. The game is set to begin at 3:30 p.m.

Photo Courtesy of CCU

Comments

comments

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]

A Day at Darlington: Rain doesn't halt racing, revelry

A Day at Darlington: Rain doesn't halt racing, revelrySunday's Bojangle's Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway started with a [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]

Comments are closed.

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