Raffa, Coastal Carolina defeat The Citadel 80-58



CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Anthony Raffa scored 28 points and tallied five steals to lead Coastal Carolina over The Citadel 80-58 on Tuesday night.

Raffa was 13 of 19 from the field as the Chanticleers (8-1) shot 56.7 percent as a team (34 of 60).

Chris Gradnigo added 12 points and Kierre Greenwood 10 for Coastal Carolina, which won its third straight.

The Chanticleers outrebounded The Citadel 37-28, leading to 12 second-chance points compared to just four by the Bulldogs (2-6). The Chanticleers also outscored the Bulldogs 42-18 in the paint.

Coastal led 14-11 before blowing it open on a 21-3 run. Dexter Moore’s 3 capped the spurt for a 35-14 Chanticleers’ lead with 6:53 to play in the first half.

Barry Smith led the Bulldogs with 15 points and DeVontae Wright added 10. The Citadel shot 37.7 percent from the field (20 of 53) in its fourth straight loss.