Coastal lets late lead slip away in OT loss to Eagles

ccuhoops-badouThe Coastal Carolina University men’s basketball team came up one point short Saturday night inside The HTC Center as the Eagles of Winthrop University took a 73-72 overtime victory on the Chants home court.

CCU led by as many as seven points in the game but a late comeback by the Eagles sent the game to overtime.

Coastal was led by a trio of scorers who combined for 53 of CCU’s 72 points. Junior Warren Gillis led the way with 19 points, four assists and three steals. Gillis was 4-10 from the floor including 2-4 from three. He was nearly perfect at the free throw line hitting 9-10 from the charity stripe. Junior Josh Cameron and freshman Elijah Wilson each chipped in 17 points. Cameron was 7-20 from the field including 1-6 from three while dishing out four assists. Wilson was 6-18 from the field and 1-6 from three. Wilson added five rebounds.

Senior El Hadji Ndieguene led the team in rebounding with eight boards as the Chants won the rebounding battle 39-33. Sophomores Michel Enanga and Badou Diagne each added six rebounds.

A trio of scorers for Winthrop combined for 57 of its 73 points. Keon Moore led all scorers with 26 points while hitting five 3-pointers. Keon Johnson added 19 points with three 3-pointers and Andre Smith had 12 points with three 3-pointers as well. In all the Eagles nailed 12-27 from downtown including seven after the halftime break.

The win improves Winthrop’s record to 9-7 overall and 3-1 in Big South play. The Chants fall to 9-9 overall and 2-2 in Big South action.

CCU shot just 37.3 percent (22-59) from the field including 35.0 percent (7-20) from three. The Chants had success at the free throw line hitting 77.8 percent (21-27) from the line including 11-12 in the second half. Winthrop hit 48.0 percent (24-50) of its shots including 44.4 percent (12-27) from three. The Eagles struggled from the charity stripe hitting just 56.5 percent (13-23) from the line.

The Chants jumped out to an early 8-2 lead over the opening six minutes of the game. CCU would hold onto the lead until the 6:18 mark of the first half when a 3-pointer from Moore put the Eagles up 21-19. The three was the second of three-in-a-row for Moore as he went on a one-man 9-0 run to put the Eagles up five. CCU was able to fight back and tie the game at 25 on a pair of free throws by Gillis. Wilson would put the Chants ahead with a layup with 1:12 left in the half. The Eagles tied it up again on a jumper by Smith with 40 seconds left. CCU held the ball for the final shot but a 3-pointer came up short as both teams headed to the locker room tied at 27.

The Eagles opened the second half with five quick points but Gillis ended the run with a three. The Eagles slowly extended their lead eventually going up by eight points at the 14:13 mark on another 3-pointer by Moore. With the Chants trailing 49-41 with 12:32 remaining, Diagne sparked the Chants offense with a 3-pointer which started an 11-0 run by the Chants. Five different Chants scored in the run which gave CCU a three-point lead. Smith ended the Chants run with a three that tied the game at 52 with 9:34 to play.

CCU slowly began to pull away and eventually built up a 61-55 lead with 6:18 left on the clock. The Eagles began to chip away at CCU’s lead and a Johnson 3-pointer with 1:09 left in the game gave WU its first lead since the 10:02 mark of the second half, 66-65. After a turnover by CCU, Smith was sent to the line for a pair of free throws. He knocked down one of two putting the Eagles up 67-65 with 44 seconds left.  Gillis responded with a turnaround jumper which tied the game with 29 seconds left. After running the clock down, Winthrop took a deep 3-pointer that was off the mark. CCU rebounded the ball and called a timeout. After a review the officials put 1.1 seconds on the clock. A deep pass found Wilson near the Chanticleer bench. He turned and launched a deep 3-pointer which came just inches short of finding the mark as it knocked off the front of the rim ending regulation with the game tied at 67.

The overtime period was back-and-forth. The Eagle got on the board first with a free throw by Moore. Wilson answered for the Chants with a driving layup. Both teams went scoreless for the next two minutes until a 3-pointer from Joab Jerome found the mark for the Eagles putting Winthrop up 71-69. Wilson once again had the answer with a 3-pointer of his own to put CCU back up by one with 1:44 to play. Neither team scored for the next 1:39 until a jumper fell for Winthrop’s James Bourne with five seconds left. CCU called timeout at half court with 2.5 seconds left on the clock. CCU looked to inbound the ball to Ndieguene but WU’s Larry Brown jumped up and intercepted the pass to end CCU’s chances of taking the final shot.

Coastal will return to action this Wednesday, Jan. 22 as the Chants travel to Presbyterian College for another Big South Conference game.

Comments

comments

Hoops: Panthers rally late, storm past Swamp Foxes

Hoops: Panthers rally late, storm past Swamp FoxesThe Carolina Forest High boys basketball team put together a [more]

CBHI: MB girls lose debut; Lady Chants fall to Auburn

CBHI: MB girls lose debut; Lady Chants fall to AuburnA pair of 20-plus point scorers and a double-double for [more]

CCU baseball makes solid showing in preseason poll

CCU baseball makes solid showing in preseason pollCoastal Carolina, the defending 2018 Sun Belt Conference regular season [more]

All-County Girls Tennis: CA star Harrelson rises to top

All-County Girls Tennis: CA star Harrelson rises to topTatiana Harrelson's path into tennis was a predictable one, but [more]

Coastal makes late surge, battles past pesky Eagles

Coastal makes late surge, battles past pesky EaglesSenior forward Zac Cuthbertson scored a game-high 23 points and [more]

Solomon's pick-six helps South take it to the house

Solomon's pick-six helps South take it to the houseIn a game full of turnovers, Kenney Solomon had among [more]

Hoops: MB downs Conway; Socastee wins HTC tourney

Hoops: MB downs Conway; Socastee wins HTC tourneyJust 24 hours after a lackluster effort allowed Carolina Forest [more]

All-County Golf: Anderson follows Knaffle's footsteps

All-County Golf: Anderson follows Knaffle's footstepsSelecting the MyHorryNews All-County Girls Golfer of the Year should [more]

Hoops: Panthers flip script on Seahawks in rematch

Hoops: Panthers flip script on Seahawks in rematchA leaky roof at the Myrtle Beach High gymnasium forced [more]

All-County XC: CF's Mohr, NMB's Spickler lead pack

All-County XC: CF's Mohr, NMB's Spickler lead packRunning is more than a hobby for Michael Mohr; it’s [more]

Hoops: Unbeaten Conway secures sweep of Wilson

Hoops: Unbeaten Conway secures sweep of WilsonThe Conway High boys basketball team proved that last month's [more]

Change is name of game for North-South All-Stars

Change is name of game for North-South All-Stars The wholesale changes to the 2018 South Carolina football season [more]

Hoops: Saints fall despite double-double from Green

Hoops: Saints fall despite double-double from GreenThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team suffered [more]

Hoops: Tigers, Sharks post big wins over county rivals

Hoops: Tigers, Sharks post big wins over county rivalsThe Conway High boys remained undefeated on the season with [more]

Chants on break for finals week after loss to Terriers

Chants on break for finals week after loss to TerriersSophomore Tre Brown had a career and team-high 24 points, [more]

CAC swimmers post hot times at Snowflake Invite

CAC swimmers post hot times at Snowflake InviteThe Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) spent the weekend in Rock [more]

Knox's triple-double lifts Seahawks past Panthers

Knox's triple-double lifts Seahawks past Panthers Myrtle Beach High sophomore Emorie Knox hit a major milestone [more]

CAC's Steele captures gold at Winter Junior Nationals

CAC's Steele captures gold at Winter Junior NationalsCarolina Forest senior and Coastal Aquatic Club standout Taylor Steele [more]

SEAHAWKS STORM PAST GREER FOR STATE TITLE

SEAHAWKS STORM PAST GREER FOR STATE TITLE Over the summer, the Myrtle Beach players were gathered inside [more]

Green Sea Floyds captures first state championship

Green Sea Floyds captures first state championshipFacing fourth down and a sneaker, Green Sea Floyds coach [more]

Hoops: Sharks beat buzzer, Warriors on late foul shots

Hoops: Sharks beat buzzer, Warriors on late foul shotsThe St. James High boys basketball team won a thriller [more]

Schools send football team to state with Seahawk Walk

Schools send football team to state with Seahawk WalkThe Myrtle Beach High football team received a hero's send-off [more]

Hoops: Myrtle Beach boys double up rival Socastee

Hoops: Myrtle Beach boys double up rival SocasteeThe Myrtle Beach High boys basketball team doubled up rival [more]

Seahawks' strange season takes a final twist to state

Seahawks' strange season takes a final twist to stateMickey Wilson has led his team to state championship games [more]

Hoops: NMB boys, CF girls fall short in comeback bids

Hoops: NMB boys, CF girls fall short in comeback bidsWhat appeared to be a pair of lopsided affairs turned [more]

Hoops: Panthers rally late, storm past Swamp Foxes

Hoops: Panthers rally late, storm past Swamp FoxesThe Carolina Forest High boys basketball team put together a [more]

CBHI: MB girls lose debut; Lady Chants fall to Auburn

CBHI: MB girls lose debut; Lady Chants fall to AuburnA pair of 20-plus point scorers and a double-double for [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2018 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach