Coastal Carolina 81, Presbyterian 63

Chris Gradnigo scored 18 points and Danny Nieman had 16 as

Coastal Carolina defeated Presbyterian 81-63 Saturday in a Big

South Conference game.

Kierre Greenwood came up with seven steals for the Chanticleers

(13-4, 6-1), who forced 18 Presbyterian turnovers while committing

just four. They scored 28 points off turnovers to seven for the

Blue Hose (8-10, 2-6).

Nieman had a pair of 3-pointers and a layup during a 17-4

Coastal Carolina run in the opening 6 1/2 minutes. Nieman made all

six of his shots in the game, including four 3-pointers.

The Chanticleers never trailed and led by as many as 22 points,

79-57, with 2:38 remaining.

Anthony Raffa had 12 points for Coastal Carolina, Jon Pack had

10 points and Greenwood had nine points and seven assists.

Eric Washington scored 21 points for Presbyterian, and Al’Lonzo

Coleman added 16 points and 15 rebounds.