Coastal Carolina defeats Presbyterian 84-72

BY foxsports • January 22, 2014

CLINTON, S.C. (AP) Josh Cameron scored 24 points and Warren Gillis and Elijah Wilson both added 17 each as Coastal Carolina pulled away in the second half to beat Presbyterian 84-72 on Wednesday night.

Presbyterian (4-16, 0-5 Big South) led by as many as nine in the first half, but the Chanticleers climbed within one at the break. Gillis, Cameron and Wilson each scored a basket to open up the second half, and an 11-3 run put Coastal Carolina up 66-55 with 6:34 to go.

The Chanticleers (10-9, 3-2) shot 67.5 percent (27 of 40) from the floor and held a 33-16 advantage on the glass, with 28 of those boards coming from the defensive end.

Jordan Downing finished with 28 points (10 of 24) for the Blue Hose, including six 3-pointers. Presbyterian combined to shoot 43.4 percent (23 of 53) and grabbed just four offensive rebounds.

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