Coastal men, women swept by Troy in Sun Belt twinbill

ccuhoops-10jCoastal Carolina made their first trip to Troy and ran into a hot-shooting Trojan team in an 87-78 loss.

The Trojans, winners of three straight, were shooting 70 percent from the field until the final seven minutes building as much as a 24-point (81-57) lead with four minutes to go.

From there the Chanticleers (13-14, 8-6 Sun Belt) made a late run to cut the lead to the final nine-point margin, but the deficit was too great.

Elijah Wilson had 17 points and Shivaughn Wiggins scored 14, as they were the only two Chants to reach double-digits. Artur Labinowicz finished with nine points and Joseph Williams-Powell had eight.

CCU shot 44 percent (28-64) from the field and hit 13 of its 37 three point field goals for 35 percent.  Like many of the games for CCU this season, their inability to get to the line was a major problem in the outcome of the game.  CCU only shot 10 free throws hitting nine.

For the Trojans (15-12, 7-6 Sun Belt), they finished the game shooting 48 percent from the field (26-54) and hit 12 of 27 (44%) of its threes.  The large discrepancy occurred at the free throw line where Troy shot 37 free throws, hitting 23 (62%).

Jordon Varnado scored 17 points to lead Troy, followed by Wesley Person (15 points), DeVon Walker (13 points) and Juan Davis (12 points).

The Chants will continue the present road trip with a game in Mobile, AL, at South Alabama.  The Monday night affair is set to tip-off at 7 p.m.

Women

*  The Coastal Carolina women’s basketball team suffered a 78-66 loss Saturday, a game in which the Chanticleers matched or bettered Troy in nearly every statistical category but were outscored 21-9 by the Trojans at the free throw line.

Coastal (10-15, 5-10) shot 40 percent from the floor to Troy’s (18-7, 11-3) 38 percent, each side hit five of 21 attempts from beyond the arc and the Trojans held just a six-rebound advantage (46-40) over the Chants. Troy’s 21 points at the line came on 26 attempts, while Coastal finished 9-of-18 from the stripe.

Four Chants scored in double figures, and Rachael Gregory and Alexis Robinson recorded their fourth and third double-doubles of the season, respectively.

Photo courtesy of Troy Athletics

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