Chants drop finale to CSU

Courtesy: CCU Media Relations

CHARLESTON – Senior guard Anthony Raffa and sophomore guard Warren Gillis led all scorers with 23 and 19 points, respectively, but it was not enough to overcome the sharp-shooting Buccaneers of Charleston Southern University at home. The Bucs used 15 3-pointers to take a 75-64 victory over the Chants inside the CSU Field House.

The win improves CSU's record to 17-11 and 12-4 in the Big South Conference. With the win, the Bucs became the inaugural Big South Conference South Division Regular Season Champions. The Chants record falls to 14-14 overall and 9-7 in Big South action.

Raffa led the Chants with 23 points while going 7-of-8 from the free-throw line. He also grabbed six rebounds. Gillis had 19 points while going 8-of-11 from the floor and snagging four boards. Freshman Tristian Curtis gave the Chants a spark off the bench in the second half scoring nine points in just 11 minutes of action while going 4-of-4 from the field.

Freshman Michel Enanga led the Chants with seven rebounds while seniors Kierre Greenwood and Raffa each had six.

With the win the Bucs claimed the No. 1 seed out of the South Division and will have a first round bye in the Big South Conference Championship. The Chants earn the No. 4 seed in the South and will face the No. 5 seed out of the North Division, Liberty, on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. inside The HTC Center.