Jags drop Chants in 2OT; Lady Chants lose to USA

Four players reached double digits for Coastal Carolina, but it was not enough in a hard-fought double-overtime loss to South Alabama by a final 84-77 count.

David Kralj scored 12 points, but none more important than his three with less than a second left in regulation to send the game into overtime even at 68. CCU had trailed by five (68-63) with less than nine seconds left.

Ajay Sanders was able to score from around the basket and was fouled. He missed the ensuing free throw, but CCU retained possession as two USA players fumbled the ball out of bounds with five seconds left. That’s when Kralj was able to get free on the right wing and drained the three to send the game into overtime.

Both teams managed five points in the first overtime, but the home-standing Jaguars outscored CCU 11-4 in the second overtime period to pull out the victory.

Zac Cuthbertson and Ajay Sanders joined Kralj with 12 points and Tommy Burton came off the bench to score 11 points.

Women

Junior guard Caitlin Roche scored a team-high 22 points for Coastal Carolina, but South Alabama got a game-high 30 points from sophomore guard Savannah Jones and the Jaguars pulled away for an 88-78 win Saturday in Sun Belt play at the HTC Center.

The loss drops Coastal to 8-5 overall and 0-2 in conference play while South Alabama improved to 12-1 overall and 1-1 in the Sun Belt.

Junior guard DJ Williams followed Roche with 19 points, and added a game-leading 14 rebounds for her second double-double of the season. Naheria Hamilton hauled in 12 rebounds as Coastal out-rebounded South Alabama 64-40 to record a season-high on the boards.

– Photo courtesy of USA Athletics

 

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