Coastal men, women extend win streaks against Cajuns

Zac Cuthbertson led five Coastal Carolina players in double digits with 24 points as the Chanticleers ran their consecutive win streak to five games with a 96-79 win over the Ragin’ Cajuns.

Cuthbertson’s 24 points ran his total to 53 points in the two games this week and he hit six-of-11 from the field in this game. He hit three-of-five from beyond the three-point line and was again strong at the free throw line knocking down nine-of-11. He came up one rebound short of a double-double with nine rebounds.

Ebrima Dibba had perhaps the best game of his short career finishing with career-highs in both points (16) and assists (10). He also added a blocked shot and steal.

Fellow freshman DeVante Jones also finished with 16 points and was also one rebound short of a double-double, also finishing with nine rebounds.

Women

The Coastal Carolina women’s basketball team picked up its third straight Sun Belt Conference win Saturday afternoon as the Chanticleers defeated Louisiana 76-58 at the Cajundome. Caitlin Roche once again came up big for the Chants, getting 24 points to lead Coastal in scoring for the third straight game.

Coastal (11-9, 3-6) has now won each of its last three games by double-digit margins, and each game has featured impressive second-half performances. Louisiana falls to 6-14, 4-6 with its fourth loss in its last five games.

Roche’s day began early as she opened the game’s scoring with consecutive 3-pointers. The junior guard finished 6-10 from beyond the arc and 7-13 from the field overall. She also added four points on four shots at the free-throw line.

Aja Blount and Naheria Hamilton joined Roche in double figures with 16 and 14 points, respectively. Hamilton also collected a game-high nine rebounds.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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