Seldom-used player leads CCU past Arkansas State

In a game that was suspended for about an hour and a half due to tornado warnings in Tyrell Gumbs-Frater came off the Coastal Carolina bench and scored a career-high 24 points in leading CCU to an 88-81 road win over Arkansas State.

The start of the game was delayed by over an hour due to a storm that hit the area and caused the roof to leak, but that did not cool off Gumbs-Frater as he hit six three point field goal. None was bigger than his three with two minutes left that gave CCU an 80-79 lead and the Chants never trailed again.

Zac Cuthbertson scored 19 points and was a perfect nine-for-nine at the free throw line and had a game-high nine rebounds.

Amidou Bamba came off the bench to add 15 points and six rebounds while Artur Labinowicz added 15 points and eight rebounds.

Jaylen Shaw finished the game with 10 points, only taking six shots for the game. He also had four assists, six rebounds and a steal.

CCU (14-16, 8-9 Sun Belt) finished the game with 20 assists on its 29 field goals with freshman Tre Brown leading the way with a game-high five. The Chants also had four blocked shots and five steals.

CCU struggled from the field in the second half shooting 39 percent, but finished the game shooting 55 percent (29-53) from the field after their hot first 20 minutes.

CCU hit 10 of its 19 (53%) three point field goals and attempted 30 free throws, making 20, for 67 percent.

The Chants finished the game with 45 rebounds compared to 35 for Arkansas State.

The Chanticleers will end the regular season Saturday, March 3 at Appalachian State. The game is scheduled for a 3:30 tip.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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