Charleston's 3s Sink Men's Basketball 91-86
CofC ends a three-game skid to moves to 13-16 overall and 8-11 in the SoCon. GSU falls to 20-10 and 13-6.
“I was disappointed in our defensive focus,” said GSU head coach Jeff Price. “I didn’t think it was good and we just gave them too many good looks from the 3-point line.”
The Cougars shot 12-for-21 (57.1%) from distance. Andrew Goudelock hit four of his six attempts and Dustin Scott went 3-for-6.
Charleston made three straight shots, including two trifectas, to take a nine-point lead late in the first half. They went into the break up six (45-39) after GSU’s Willie Powers (Gainesville, Fla.) hit a three at the buzzer.
CofC came out of halftime firing with three straight treys to grab the biggest lead of the game, 54-39.
“We talked at halftime about limiting their 3s and came out and gave up three 3s right away in the second half,” said Price. “To me, that’s not focusing on what we need to be (focusing on) which is on the defensive end of the floor.”
Down 11 with 2:57 to play, Georgia Southern went on a 10-1 run to cut the deficit to two, 86-84 with 52 seconds remaining. On Charleston’s next possession, Donavan Monroe tipped in a missed shot and senior Dwayne Foreman (Apopka, Fla.) answered with a lay-up to get the margin back to two. After two CofC free throws, GSU turned the ball over, effectively ending the game.
Five Charleston players reached double-figures led by the freshman Goudelock’s 18. Scott tallied 17 and Jermaine Johnson added 13.
Powers and senior Anthony Marshall (Lake Worth, Fla.) shared team-high honors for GSU with 18. Senior Louis Graham (West Palm Beach, Fla.) recorded 14, 10 in the first half, and senior Matthew Fields (Jacksonville, Fla.) contributed 12 and eight rebounds. Foreman dished out a game-best eight assists.
The Eagles close out the regular season at home Saturday, hosting league-leader Davidson at 7:30 p.m.
- Category: Men's Basketball
- Published on Thursday, 28 February 2008 00:18