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CCU grabs first win in home opener

Courtesy: CCU Media Relations

CONWAY – Colton Ray-St Cyr surpassed his previous career-high in the point category in the first half and Coastal Carolina controlled all aspects of the game in a 104-67 rout of Grace Bible Wednesday evening at the HTC Center.

Ray-St Cyr finished the contest with 16 points on 7-of-9 from the floor. Joining Ray-St Cyr in double-figures was leading scorer Badou Diagne with 23 to go along with 10 rebounds, Tristian Curtis (14), Jaylen Shaw (13), Elijah Wilson (13) and Ron Trapps (13). Curtis’ and Trapps’ offensive output were also career-highs.

Scoring their first points as a Chanticleer on the evening were Aaron Law and Christian Adams.

Coastal began the game with a 12-0 run, including at least two points each starter, and never looked back. After a basket by Grace Bible, Coastal put together a quick 9-0 run bookended with Ray-St Cyr scoring on an emphatic dunk and a deep 3-pointer.

The Chanticleers led 54-30 at halftime after hitting on 21 of 39 field goal attempts and outrebounded their opposition 23-17.

Coastal opened the second half with a 13-4 run against the Tigers en route to shooting 19-of-37 in the second half and 40-of-76 (52.6 percent) overall. The Chanticleers controlled the boards 44-39 and forced Grace Bible into 18 turnovers.

Coastal Carolina returns to action Saturday at 2:00 p.m. as hosts to Piedmont International.

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