Coll. of Charleston 72, Charleston Southern 67

Anthony Stitt and Andrew Lawrence scored 18 points each as the
College of Charleston held off a late rally by Charleston Southern
72-67 Wednesday night.

After the Cougars (4-2) led 66-52 with 5:34 to play, the
Buccaneers (2-4) reeled off 12 consecutive points. Saah Nimley and
Arlon Harper, who finished with 20 points apiece, scored 10 of the
Bucs’ points in that run.

Harper buried a 3-pointer to make it a one-point game, 68-67,
with 41 seconds left after Lawrence hit two free throws for the
Cougars. Harper was unsuccessful on his next two 3-point tries,
however, as Lawrence secured the game for College of Charleston
with four free throws in the final 31 seconds.

The teams played at Charleston Southern’s 881-seat Buccaneer
Field House for the first time since 1992. Games hosted by
Charleston Southern in the rivalry since then were played at the
larger North Charleston Coliseum.