Coll. of Charleston 78, Holy Cross 69

Antwaine Wiggins scored 18 points to lead four College of

Charleston players in double figures as the Cougars defeated Holy

Cross 78-69 Friday night in the teams’ opener.

Andrew Lawrence added 16 points, Trent Wiedman had 15 points and

10 rebounds and Adjehi Baru contributed 11 points for the Cougars,

who also beat the Crusaders last season in their only previous

meeting.

Charleston raced to a 22-6 lead in the opening 6:31 and led

40-19 at halftime. The Cougars’ lead remained in double digits in

the second half until the final 1:07 and never got below nine.

The Cougars made 10 of 14 free throws in the first half to Holy

Cross’ 3 of 4. They also made 4 of 10 first-half shots from 3-point

range to the Crusaders’ 0 for 6.

R.J. Evans scored 16 points and Devin Brown and Dave Dudzinski

had 14 each for Holy Cross.