Chants roll on senior night

Courtesy: CCU Media Relations

CONWAY Senior guard Anthony Raffa scored 18 points and sophomore guard Warren Gillis had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead Coastal Carolina to a 73-54 rout of Winthrop in a Big South Conference game at The HTC Center Wednesday. It was the last regular season home game for the Chanticleers, who honored their four seniors prior to the contest.

The Chants improved to 14-13 overall and 9-6 in the Conference while Winthrop slipped to 12-16 and 5-10.

Raffa scored 11 of his 18 points in the second half, and his first bucket of the second period gave Coastal its biggest lead of the night, 46-26, with 17:25 remaining in the game. Winthrop never got closer than 13 points the rest of the way.

Gillis posted his first double-double of the season, and the 6-3 lefthander also contributed three steals and two assists. Senior floor leader Kierre Greenwood also collected 16 points, with 12 of those coming in the first half.

The Chants honored Greenwood, Raffa, Charles Ashford and Bisi Addey prior to the game. All four scored at least two points in the game.

Coastal Carolina will close its regular season with a 4:30 p.m. tipoff at league leader Charleston Southern on Saturday. Charleston Southern owns a 16-11, 11-4 record to lead the South Division. Coastal will host the Big South Tournament from March 5-10 at the HTC Center.