Terriers shut down Chants for second time in a week

A scheduling quirk forced Coastal Carolina to face Boston in back-to-back games. Don’t blame the Chanticleers (2-5) if they don’t want to face the Terriers (3-5) again.

One week after embarrassing Coastal 74-44 in Boston, the Terriers came south to sweep the two-game series from the Chants. The rematch at the HTC Center was not quite as one-sided as Boston took a 69-63 victory.

The home rims were not much kinder than they were on Nov. 28 at Boston, at least not from 3-point range. The Chants shot only 1 for 7 from behind the arc while the Terriers were 9 for 19, including a perfect 5 for 5 from Travis Robinson. His 15 points were among four players in double figures for Boston, with Dom Morris scoring a team-high 18.

Coastal senior Kierre Greenwood scored a game-high 19 points and made the Chants’ only trey in the final 4 minutes of the game. Anthony Raffa had his second straight sub-par scoring night with 10 points and nine rebounds.

Boston broke an 18-18 tie in the second half and never trailed again, stretching the advantage to double digits at 60-50 with 5 minutes remaining. Greenwood’s 3 followed by a steal and layup with 2 minutes left allowed the Chants cut the deficit to three at 62-59, but Robinson nailed another trey to put the nail in the coffin.

The Chants take a one-week break for final exams before returning to action next Thursday against visiting Toccoa Falls. Coastal then faces Clemson at the HTC Center on Dec. 19.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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