Eagles battle past Coastal; Wilson sets rookie record

ccuhoops-gillisdribbleThe Coastal Carolina men’s basketball team led by five at halftime but a strong second half by the Eagles of Winthrop University gave WU its second victory over the Chants this season, 75-65.

In a closely called game that featured 49 fouls and 59 free throws, the Eagles went 19-22 from the free throw line in the second half to help seal the victory.

Junior Warren Gillis eclipsed his previous career-high in points with 15 while knocking down 14-15 from the charity stripe. Freshman Elijah Wilson cemented himself atop the CCU record books with 17 points. He now has 437 points this season which breaks Jack Leasure’s mark of 420 set during the 2004-05 season for points by a freshman.

The loss moves the Chants record to 16-11 on the season and 9-4 in Big South action. The Eagles improve to 15-11 overall and 8-5 in Big South play.

Coastal had a strong first half hitting 65.0 percent of its shots from the field but nine turnovers cost the Chants nine points on the other end which kept the score within reach. Coastal led 36-31 at the break and had just two players with two fouls.

The second half was a much different story as key Chants were in foul trouble almost immediately. Junior points guard Josh Cameron picked up three fouls in the first four minutes of the second half giving him four for the game. Sophomore forward Michel Enanga picked up two fouls in that same span to push his total to four as well while sophomore forward Badou Diagne picked up two fouls to move his total to three.

The Chants played the majority of the second half without Cameron’s services as he ended the night with just nine points. Enanga fouled out of the game at the 8:53 mark with four points and two rebounds while Diagne hung on with four fouls to lead the team in rebounding with seven boards.

The Eagles out rebounded the Chants 32-26 while picking up 13 offensive boards. The Eagles converted those 13 offensive rebounds into 15 second chance points.

Coastal shot just 31.6 percent in the second half while going 1-8 from 3-point range. Coastal finished the game going 3-14 from long range while the Eagles knocked down 7-22 from downtown. Both teams shot the ball well from the charity stripe as CCU ended the night going 24-32 from the stripe and Winthrop went 22-27.

With the loss the Chants now hold a one-game lead in the Big South Conference South Division with three games to play. UNC Asheville, Winthrop and Gardner-Webb are all tied in second at 8-5. Coastal will next head to UNC Asheville on Saturday for a 2 pm tip.

Comments

comments

Volleyball: Panthers, Saints, Seahawks net region wins

Volleyball: Panthers, Saints, Seahawks net region winsThe Carolina Forest volleyball team completed a clean sweep of [more]

White goes from goat to hero in Coastal's OT win

White goes from goat to hero in Coastal's OT winSenior Wes White took a loose ball and found the [more]

Golf: Sharks target future; Panthers knock off Braves

Golf: Sharks target future; Panthers knock off BravesHow good is the St. James girls golf program? Good [more]

Week 6 Previews & Picks: Victory Bell tolls Thursday

Week 6 Previews & Picks: Victory Bell tolls ThursdayThe Battle of the Victory Bell rings into action one [more]

MB tennis, volleyball rule the net in sweep of Tigers

MB tennis, volleyball rule the net in sweep of TigersThe Myrtle Beach High girls tennis and volleyball teams dominated [more]

Socastee boys, NMB girls take second at XC meet

Socastee boys, NMB girls take second at XC meetFive Grand Strand area cross country teams hit the ground [more]

Tennis: Braves, Saints net big wins over region rivals

Tennis: Braves, Saints net big wins over region rivalsThe Socastee High girls tennis team delivered an impressive 1-2 [more]

Volleyball: Panthers, Saints, Sharks sweep region foes

Volleyball: Panthers, Saints, Sharks sweep region foesIn a showdown for first place in Region 6-5A standings, [more]

Golf: Braves top Warriors; Tigers, Chiefs battle Aynor

Golf: Braves top Warriors; Tigers, Chiefs battle AynorThe Conway and North Myrtle Beach girls golf teams narrowly [more]

MB's Edwards, SJ's White finalize college decisions

MB's Edwards, SJ's White finalize college decisions  A pair of recent Grand Strand Sports Report Athlete of [more]

Chanticleers, Gamecocks meet in '18 season opener

Chanticleers, Gamecocks meet in '18 season openerThe Coastal Carolina University football team will open the 2018 [more]

Villanueva becomes latest ex-Pelican to make majors

Villanueva becomes latest ex-Pelican to make majorsFormer Myrtle Beach Pelicans infielder Christian Villanueva made his major [more]

Lady Chiefs sweep season series vs. West Brunswick

Lady Chiefs sweep season series vs. West BrunswickThe North Myrtle Beach High volleyball team made sure that [more]

CCU golf fourth, Obecny second at VCU Shootout

CCU golf fourth, Obecny second at VCU ShootoutThe Coastal Carolina men’s golf team shot a 3-under par [more]

St. James takes runner-up at Lady Patriot Invitational

St. James takes runner-up at Lady Patriot InvitationalThe St. James High girls golf team went toe-to-toe with [more]

Photos: No TDs but loads of fun at Panthers' debut

Photos: No TDs but loads of fun at Panthers' debutA sellout crowd enjoyed the Carolina Panthers' 2017 home opener [more]

Lady Chants bounce back to claim first Sun Belt win

Lady Chants bounce back to claim first Sun Belt winCoastal Carolina women's soccer team got back in the win [more]

Carolina Forest swimmers win Socastee Invitational

Carolina Forest swimmers win Socastee InvitationalThe Carolina Forest swimming teams continued their successful seasons by [more]

CCU's comeback bid falls short in road loss to UAB

CCU's comeback bid falls short in road loss to UABCoastal Carolina scored 18 second-half points and only allowed 116 [more]

Chants open Sun Belt title defense with loss to GSU

Chants open Sun Belt title defense with loss to GSUCoastal Carolina began defense of its 2016 Sun Belt Championship [more]

NMB shows it's for 'Reel' with blowout of Socastee

NMB shows it's for 'Reel' with blowout of SocasteeIn a highly anticipated showdown between undefeated North Myrtle Beach [more]

Seahawks' D bounces back by pouncing on Panthers

Seahawks' D bounces back by pouncing on PanthersWill the real Myrtle Beach High defense please stand up? [more]

Sharks let one slip away as Bulldogs feast on fumbles

Sharks let one slip away as Bulldogs feast on fumblesOne week after pulling off an amazing comeback win, the [more]

Christian Academy works overtime to earn wild win

Christian Academy works overtime to earn wild winOn a big Friday night for public school football on [more]

Volleyball: MB wins home debut; Panthers sweep SF

Volleyball: MB wins home debut; Panthers sweep SFThe Myrtle Beach High volleyball team finally got the opportunity [more]

Volleyball: Panthers, Saints, Seahawks net region wins

Volleyball: Panthers, Saints, Seahawks net region winsThe Carolina Forest volleyball team completed a clean sweep of [more]

White goes from goat to hero in Coastal's OT win

White goes from goat to hero in Coastal's OT winSenior Wes White took a loose ball and found the [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2017 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach