Coastal men, women split against Appalachian State

Coastal Carolina ran into a hot-shooting Appalachian State team Saturday in dropping an 88-79 road decision.

The Chants defense had trouble containing App State as the Mountaineers shot 54 percent for the game with five players recording double-digit points.

Ajay Sanders had a career-game for the Chants finishing with a game and career-high 22 points. He hit seven field goals, including four of his eight three-point field goals and hit all four of his free throws.

Zac Cuthbertson finished the game with 17 points and tied for game-high honors in rebounds with eight. Tyrell Gumbs-Frater came off the bench to score 13 points.

The Chants welcome Georgia Southern on Thursday.
Women

The Coastal Carolina women’s basketball team won its second straight home game Saturday afternoon as the Chanticleers defeated Appalachian State, 74-66, at the HTC Center. DJ Williams scored 25 points – one short of her season high – to power Coastal to its fifth win in its past six games.

Coastal improves to 12-11, 5-7 with Saturday’s win to pull within one game of Sun Belt rival Appalachian State at 12-11, 6-6.

Williams was a force throughout the game, scoring 13 points in the first half and 12 in the second. The junior guard finished 8-18 from the field and was a near-perfect 9-10 at the free-throw line. Williams also had team highs of seven rebounds and three assists.

Caitlin Roche scored in double figures for her sixth straight game, amassing 13 points while leading the Chants with three steals. Naheria Hamilton scored 10 points and collected six rebounds.

Photo courtesy of ASU Athletics

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