Riller’s season-high 36 sparks Charleston to 87-68 win

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Grant Riller scored a season-high 36 points, draining 6 of 7 from 3-point distance and College of Charleston raced away from James Madison 87-68 on Thursday night.

Riller pushed his streak of scoring in double digits to 50 games and rose to sixth place in the Colonial Athletic Association career scoring list. He was 11-for-17 shooting from the field and added seven rebounds. It was his third 30-point game this season.

Brevin Galloway added 13 points with five steals for College of Charleston (13-9, 7-3 Colonial Athletic Conference). Zep Jasper added 12 points. Sam Miller had nine rebounds.

Darius Banks pulled James Madison as close as 59-54 midway through the second half, but Riller scored on a drive, Galloway stole the ball and scored on the fast break and the Cougars went on a 19-4 tear to put the game away with a season-high 47 points in the second half.

Matt Lewis had 22 points for the Dukes (8-13, 1-9), whose losing streak stretched to seven games. Dwight Wilson added 17 points and 15 rebounds. Banks had 12 points.

College of Charleston plays Towson on the road on Saturday. James Madison faces UNC Wilmington at home on Saturday.