CCU falls to Western Carolina by 10 in NC

Coastal Carolina dug itself a 20 point first half hole and couldn't recover in an 80-70 loss to Western Carolina on Saturday afternoon. The Chants are now 13-13 on the season and wrap up the regular season with two games next week (Winthrop at home on Wednesday and at Charleston Southern on Saturday). WPDE Sports is your home for the Cliff Ellis Show Sunday at noon on NewsChannel 15. WPDE Sports Director Rich Chrampanis joins the CCU head coach in Cullowhee, North Carolina for a recap of the week in CCU basketball.

Here's the AP Recap:

CULLOWHEE, N.C. â?? Brandon Boggs snapped a cold shooting streak with 26 points as Western Carolina defeated Coastal Carolina 80-70 Saturday in non-conference action. Boggs, who was 8-of-36 shooting over the past four games, made 9 of 14 shots and two 3-pointers after missing seven straight from deep during his slump.

James Sinclair scored 17 for Western Carolina (12-17). The Sophomore posted 11 of his points during a 24-4 run that spanned nearly 12 minutes of the first half. Boggs scored nine during the run as the Catamounts took a 36-21 lead into halftime.Western Carolina shot 51 percent (15 of 29) in the opening frame while holding Coastal Carolina (13-13) to 27 percent (6 of 22).

The Chanticleers improved to 15-of-36 shooting after the break, but Western Carolina answered by making 21 of 28 free throws, after attempting none in the first half. Kierre Greenwood scored 20 points for Coastal Carolina.

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