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.