Greenwood’s career-high 27 not enough to snuff Flames

Just one game removed from scoring his 1,000th career point, senior Kierre Greenwood set a new career-high with 27 points on the road at Liberty.

The Chanticleers trailed for most of the game but Greenwood’s scoring kept the game in reach all the way to the final whistle. After the Chants cut the lead to just four with 2:25 to play, the Flames shot 7-of-8 from the free throw line down the stretch to capture a 64-56 victory.

The win marks the first for the Flames in Big South Conference play as their record improves to 5-12 overall and 1-2 in BSC action. The Chants’ record falls to 7-7 overall and 2-1 in Big South play.

Greenwood shot 9-of-16 from the floor and a near perfect 8-of-9 from the free-throw line. He also tied for the team lead in steals with three and had four rebounds. Senior Anthony Raffa and sophomore Warren Gillis each chipped in eight points. Gillis was a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line and also nabbed four rebounds.

One of the Chants’ bright spots was on the boards where they out-rebounded the Flames 39-35. Junior El Hadji Ndieguene led the team with 8 rebounds while freshmen Badou Diagne and Michel Enanga each ripped down six boards.

CCU shot just 29.2 percent from the field marking their lowest field goal percentage of the season. They hit just 19-of65 shots from the field including just 2-of-20 from 3-point range. The Flames shot a season-best (against D-I competition) 47.6 percent from the field while knocking down 20-of-42 shots including 7-of-15 from 3-point range.

The Chants outscored the Flames in the paint, off turnovers, in second chance points and on fast breaks but the 3-pointers proved to be to much.

Coastal opened the game with a 6-0 run thanks to three Greenwood field goals. The Flames answered with a 14-2 run of their own to take a 14-8 lead with 10:19 left in the half. Coastal would never lead again the rest of the game as the Flames used timely shooting to keep the Chants at bay. Three-straight baskets by the Chants tied the game at 14 but a three by the Flames ended the run and put LU up for good. Their largest lead of the half came on their final free throw of the period as LU took a 27-20 advantage into the locker room.

The Flames built their lead into double-digits early in the second half but the Chants would not go away. The lead would hover around eight to 10 points most of the period. With 3:20 left in the game and Coastal down nine, Greenwood began a 5-0 run to cut the lead to just four. He hit a three and then knocked down a pair of free throws on CCU’s next possession. The Flames once again answered with a three of their own to push the advantage back to seven. Coastal would get within five two more times in the half but strong free throw shooting by the Flames kept them in the lead.

CCU will return to action this Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. on the road at Gardner-Webb. The Runnin’ Bulldogs are 9-8 on the season and 1-2 in Big South play after falling at High Point tonight, 70-64.

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