Chants back on track, top Longwood by nine

Courtesy: CCU Media Relations

CONWAY – Josh Cameron scored a game-high 17 points to lead four Coastal Carolina players in double figures as the Chanticleers coasted to a 67-58 victory over Longwood in Big South men's basketball action at The HTC Center Saturday. The Chanticleers improved to 14-10 overall and 7-3 in the conference with their ninth win in the last 12 games. Longwood dropped to 7-18, 2-8.

Cameron registered all of his points by early in the second half and before Badou Diagne, Elijah Wilson and Warren Gillis took on scoring roles. Diagne finished with 16 points, including 10 of those in the second half. Wilson had 5 of his 14 points in the second period. And Gillis had all of his 11 points after the break.

Coastal hit on 7-19 three-pointers and out-rebounded the Lancers, 45-33. El Hadji Ndieguene led the way with 10 rebounds while Diagne had 8. Diagne also made his mark with four thundering dunks in the second half.

Coastal returns to action Wednesday at high-scoring VMI, which leads the North Division of the Big South.