Gillis’ clutch four-point play lifts Chanticleers to victory

ccuhoops-gillisThe Coastal Carolina’s Josh Cameron converted a clutch four-point play in the waning seconds for a 65-62 victory over host Central Connecticut State on Saturday.

Trailing 62-59 with 18 seconds remaining, Cameron hit a 3-pointer between two defenders and was fouled on the play. His free throw gave Coastal the lead and was the 24th lead change of the game. The Chants (6-6) added a pair of late free throws to clinch the win.

Coastal’s Warren Gillis connected with a clutch 3-pointer to give the visiting Chanticleers a 57-55 lead with a little over 3 minutes remaining, but the Blue Devils (3-8) scored seven straight points – all by Malcolm McMillan – go ahead by three.

But Gillis hit the clutch trey and foul shot to win a hard-fought game in which neither team led by more than six points. Cameron finished with a team-high 16 points and Gillis added 13.

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