Raffa and Greenwood lead Coastal to victory over Greensboro

Anthony Raffa scored 20 points in CCU's win over Greensboro.

The Coastal Carolina men's basketball team defeated the Greensboro College Pride 85-65 in the first meeting ever between the two schools, on Sunday night, at the HTC Center in Conway, South Carolina.

Greensboro College, a Division III school, hit eleven 3-point field goals in the game. The Pride took their final lead of the contest with 4:23 left in the first half when Luqman Tijani hit a 3-pointer to give Greensboro a 29-28 lead. Tijani finished the game with 22 points.

Coastal finished the first half strong. A pair of buckets by Michel Enanga and a 3-pointer by Warren Gillis helped the Chanticleers take a 38-33 lead at the half.

CCU outscored Greensboro 47-32 over the final 20 minutes. Kierre Greenwood led the Chants with 21 points and eight assists. Anthony Raffa bounced back off a scoreless performance against the College of Charleston and tallied 20 against Greensboro.

The victory over Greensboro improved Coastal's record to 5-6. It was CCU's final game of the 2012 portion of their schedule. The Chants will return to action in 2013 on January 5 at 2 p.m. with a game at Longwood University to open the Big South Conference season.