Coastal Carolina 68, N.C. Central 57

Mario Edwards scored 18 points to lead Coastal Carolina to a

68-57 win over North Carolina Central on Monday night.

Joseph Harris added 16 points for the Chanticleers (23-5), who

have won four of their last five games. Kierre Greenwood chipped in

with 13 points.

The Eagles (7-21) trailed for the entire game as Coastal

Carolina jumped out to a 22-2 lead after a layup from Chad Gray

with 8:50 remaining in the first half.

The Chanticleers led 31-20 at halftime, and North Carolina

Central would get no closer than eight the rest of the way.

Nick Chasten paced the Eagles with 17 points and six rebounds

and C.J. Wilkerson added 16 points. The loss snapped a three-game

winning streak for North Carolina Central, their longest of the

season.

Coastal Carolina outrebounded North Carolina Central 41-26.