Beck leads CCU past Piedmont International

Beck leads CCU past Piedmont International

CONWAY, S.C. – Demario Beck had a career-high 20 points to lead Coastal Carolina to a 100-63 win over Piedmont International University.

Beck also picked up his second double-double of the season grabbing another game-high 13 rebounds.

There was plenty of offensive support in the 100-point game as Elijah Wilson finished with 16, Jaylen Shaw added 11 and Amidou Bamba and Joseph Williams-Powell added 10 each.

CCU (4-6) shot 49 percent from the field and hit 10 of its 25 three point field goals.  The Chants also got to the free throw line and shot a season-high 36 free throws, connecting on 24 for 67 percent.

Every player was able to get into the game for the Chants and 10 of the 12 players reached the score column.

PIU (4-5) shot 31 percent for the game.  The visitors hit 20 field goals and 11 of those were three point field goals.  They also hit 12 of their 17 free throws.

CCU out rebounded the visitors 56-34.  It was the third time this season the Chanticleers reached the 50-rebound total.

Artur Labinowicz barely missed out on a double-double finishing the game with eight points and was second on the team with nine rebounds.

Two PIU players reached double-digits with Nash Carter scoring 19 points and David Barron scoring 18, all on three point field goals.

CCU came out in the opening half and shot 49 percent on their way to a 51-21 lead.  Shaw led the offense with 11 first-half points as seven different Chants scored in the first half.

Beck and Williams-Powell contributed with 10 points each.  Beck led the team on the boards with eight in the first half as CCU out rebounded the visitors 27-18.

PIU shot 24 percent in the opening half with Carter leading the way with seven points.

The Chants will conclude the five game home stand Saturday Dec. 10 when they host North Carolina Central.  The game is scheduled to tip off at the HTC Center at 7 p.m.