Nov. 23, 2010
CONWAY, S.C. – The Coastal Carolina men’s basketball team ran its winning streak to three games following its 96-56 win over North Carolina Wesleyan Tuesday night from Kimbel Arena.
Coastal sophomore guard Kierre Greenwood led all scorers with 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting and finished with a career-high three 3-pointers to go along with a game-high five assists. Junior guard Desmond Holloway added 16 points and four steals and has scored at least 13 points in all seven games for Coastal.
Anthony Raffa poured in 11 points and dished out four assists, while sophomore guard Danny Nieman added 11 points and three steals.
Sam McLaurin and Holloway each pulled down six rebounds to help the Chanticleers hold a 42-21 edge on the glass.
Matt Dougherty hit four three-pointers and led the North Carolina Wesleyan with 16 points. Alex Murray finished with 11 points and three blocked shots, while Cornelius Snow also scored in double figures with 10 points.
Coastal Carolina (5-2) used its full court pressure defense to force North Carolina Wesleyan into seven turnovers over the first nine minutes of the game and limited the Battling Bishops to just one field goal during that span to open a 20-3 lead.
Greenwood scored eight points and hit three-pointers on back-to-back possessions during the run.
Dougherty hit a three-pointer with just under five minutes to play in the first half to pull the Battling Bishops to within eight points at 29-21, but Coastal closed to half on an 8-3 run to lead 37-24 at halftime.
The Chants went on to lead by as many as 40 points in the second half and held North Carolina Wesleyan without a field goal for the final 5:16 of the game.
North Carolina Wesleyan committed 14 turnovers in the second half and 25 in the game and watched the Chanticleers turn those mistakes into 36 points.
Coastal Carolina returns to action Saturday night at 7 p.m. when the Chanticleers host The Citadel from Kimbel Arena.