Chants drop finale to Bucs; draw Liberty in first round

Senior guard Anthony Raffa and sophomore guard Warren Gillis led all scorers with 23 and 19 points, respectively, but it was not enough to overcome the sharp-shooting Buccaneers of Charleston Southern University at home. The Bucs used 15 3-pointers to take a 75-64 victory over the Chants inside the CSU Field House.

The win improves CSU’s record to 17-11 and 12-4 in the Big South Conference. With the win, the Bucs became the inaugural Big South Conference South Division Regular Season Champions. The Chants record falls to 14-14 overall and 9-7 in Big South action.

Raffa led the Chants with 23 points while going 7-of-8 from the free-throw line. He also grabbed six rebounds. Gillis had 19 points while going 8-of-11 from the floor and snagging four boards. Freshman Tristian Curtis gave the Chants a spark off the bench in the second half scoring nine points in just 11 minutes of action while going 4-of-4 from the field.

Freshman Michel Enanga led the Chants with seven rebounds while seniors Kierre Greenwood and Raffa each had six.

The Chants shot 48.0 percent from the field while hitting just 3-of-16 from 3-point range. The Bucs on the other hand shot 45.2 percent from the field including 15-of-34 from long range.

Coastal opened the game with a fury as the Chants went on an 11-0 run over the opening three minutes of action. The run would be short lived as the Bucs answered with 15-3 run that featured three 3-pointers. The action would go back-and-forth until back-to-back 3-pointers around the eight minute mark gave CSU a 23-17 lead. Back-to-back 3-pointers around the three minute mark extended the Bucs lead to 11 but Raffa would close out the half with a 5-0 run of his own to cut the lead to eight at half time.

The Bucs first basket of the second half was a three that extended their lead to 11 and the Chants would never cut the lead back to single digits the rest of the way. The Bucs would push their lead to as much as 20 points in the second half but a 6-0 run by the Chants to close out the game cut the deficit to 11 as time expired.

With the win the Bucs claimed the No. 1 seed out of the South Division and will have a first round bye in the Big South Conference Championship. The Chants earn the No. 4 seed in the South and will face the No. 5 seed out of the North Division, Liberty, on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. inside The HTC Center.

Photo by Joel Beachum

Comments

comments

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]

MB's shot at state crown moved to Friday afternoon

MB's shot at state crown moved to Friday afternoonGame time has been moved up a day for the [more]

Socastee product Renfrow titled nation's top walk-on

Socastee product Renfrow titled nation's top walk-onThe Burlsworth Foundation announced Monday that wide receiver Hunter Renfrow [more]

Sun Belt puts 5 in bowls after inaugural title game

Sun Belt puts 5 in bowls after inaugural title gameAfter a thrilling 30-19 win by Appalachian State over Louisiana [more]

Gamecocks get close bowl trip to Charlotte vs. Cavs

Gamecocks get close bowl trip to Charlotte vs. CavsSouth Carolina football fans won't have to travel far to [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]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

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