Coastal Carolina 112, Piedmont 52

Chad Gray scored 22 points to lead eight Coastal Carolina

players in double figures in a season-opening 112-52 win over

Piedmont College on Friday night.

The Chanticleers shot 62.3 percent for the game (43 of 69) while

the Lions shot a respectable 42.6 (23 of 54).

However, Piedmont, a Division III team treating the game as an

exhibition, was overwhelmed by the Chanticleers, who led 54-21 at

halftime.

The Lions led 11-9 on a layup by Josh Haymore, but Coastal

Carolina then went on a 38-6 run to blow the game open. The

Chanticleers led by as many as 65 in the second half.

Danny Nieman, Desmond Holloway and Dexter Moore scored 13 points

apiece for Coastal Carolina, Kierre Greenwood and Willie Kirkland

had 12 each, Anthony Raffa added 11 and Brandon Crawford 10.

Michael Ross led Piedmont with 18 points on 7-of-17 shooting,

including 4 of 9 from 3-point range.