CSU defense propels Buccaneers past the Cobras, 87-46November 27, 2006
By Jeff Waddell, CSU Sports Information
|Junior Chris Moore|
CHARLESTON, SC – The guard trio of seniors Donnell Covington and Dwayne Jackson, and junior Chris Moore combined to outscore Coker College, 53-46, leading the Buccaneers (4-3) to an 87-46 victory over the Cobras. Moore scored 19 points while Jackson added 18 and Covington 17.
Charleston Southern’s defense set the tone in the first half, allowing only 12 points on 20 percent shooting. The Bucs held the Cobras scoreless for a combined 11:48, going on a 20-0 run to take a 26-point lead.
"I thought we had a much better start today," said CSU Head Coach Barclay Radebaugh. "We played much better defense against a tough team that does a good job of spreading the floor. We definitely got better today, which is our goal for the season. I am so proud of our guys. Marquise (Duvall) did a great job on the defensive side, Shelton (Carter) handled the ball very well without turning it over. Everyone played very well."
Coker(1-3)fared better in the second-half, scoring 34 points while connecting on 5-of-10 shots from behind the arc. The Bucs, however, scored 51 points in the second half with the trio scoring 30.
The Buccaneers held the Cobras to the second lowest point total of the season while only committing nine turnovers. Moore accounted for eight assists in the game, including an alley-oop to freshman Shawn Outen that brought the crowd to its feet. Jackson led the way in rebounds for the Bucs with seven with Moore adding six.
Charleston Southern next plays the College of Charleston Cougars on Thursday November 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the North Charleston Coliseum. The Buccaneers hope to recapture the title of city champions with win.Related Item: Box Score