Strong Second Half Leads Coastal Carolina Past ECU

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Strong Second Half Leads Coastal Carolina Past ECU
12/23/2002

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    CONWAY, S.C. -- Torrey Butler scored 23 points and Tony Darden added 16 as Coastal Carolina defeated East Carolina, 90-71, Monday evening in Kimbel Arena.

    Butler got off to a hot start and scored the first 10 points of the game for Coastal, which started on a 15-9 run over the first 5:01 of the game. Matthijs Reinders' lay-up with 2:07 remaining gave the Chants its biggest lead of the first half at 39-28. However, East Carolina fought back and scored the final seven points of the first half, trimming the CCU lead to 39-35 at intermission.

    Coastal (5-4) came out determined in the second half, as the Chants increased their lead back to nine points at 56-47 with 13:16 remaining. The Pirates would not get any closer than nine points at 63-54 with 8:59 left in the second half. Coastal pushed its lead as high as 19 points in the final 20 minutes and shot better than 57 percent from the floor in the second half.

    Along with Butler and Darden, three other Chants finished with double-figures, including Mihai Raducanu, E.J. Gallup and Derrick Robinson, who had 10 points each.

    East Carolina (8-2) was led by Gabriel Mikulas who scored 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting. Belton Rivers finished with 12, while Luke Mackay added 10.

    Coastal, which never trailed in the game, outrebounded ECU by a 43-28 margin, while holding the Pirates to only four assists for the evening.

    East Carolina returns home to open Conference USA play on Monday, Dec. 30, against Marquette.

    EAST CAROLINA (8-2)
    Moore 1-3 1-3 3, Bing 2-5 4-5 9, Mikulas 8-10 5-8 21, Rivers 4-12 4-5 12, Wiley 2-10 0-0 4, Mackay 4-7 0-0 10, Rouse 3-4 0-0 6, Boddie 2-2 0-0 4, Badiane 1-5 0-1 2, Twitty 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-58 14-22 71.

    COASTAL CAROLINA (5-4)
    Nagel 0-0 0-0 0, Butler 6-15 8-9 23, Raducanu 4-7 2-3 10, Stevens 2-5 2-4 8, Gallup 3-10 2-2 10, Green 0-0 0-0 0, Paelay 1-1 0-0 3, Reinders 1-2 0-0 2, Coggins 2-3 0-2 5, Robinson 5-7 0-0 10, Reed 1-2 1-2 3, Darden 5-10 6-6 16.

    Halftime--Coastal Carolina 39, East Carolina 35.
    3-Point goals--East Carolina 3-12 (Mackay 2-5, Bing 1-2, Wiley 0-1, Rivers 0-4), Coastal Carolina 9-17 (Butler 3-3, Stevens 2-3, Gallup 2-5, Paelay 1-1, Reinders 1-2, Robinson 0-1, Darden 0-2).
    Fouled out--None.
    Rebounds--East Carolina 28 (Bing Badiane 5), Coastal Carolina 43 (Butler, Darden 9).
    Assists--East Carolina 4 (Rivers, Wiley, Bodine, Badiane 1), Coastal Carolina 14 (Stevens 5).
    Total fouls--East Carolina 22, Coastal Carolina 23.
    Technical fouls--Rivers, Belton, East Carolina bench.
    A--481.



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