Reid’s late shot lifts High Point past Coastal Carolina

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HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP)—Arizona Reid rebounded his own miss and scored on a jumper with 5.6 seconds left to help High Point take a 59-56 victory over Coastal Carolina on Tuesday in the opening round of the Big South Tournament.

Mike Jefferson had his shot blocked by Anthony Breeze, and Reid missed a shot before grabbing the ball and scoring.

Reid, the Big South player of the year for the second straight season, added two free throws with 1 second left after a Coastal Carolina turnover to seal it for the third-seeded Panthers (17-13). He finished with a game-high 20 points.

A 3-pointer by Eugene Harris with 6:13 left helped High Point run up a 54-47 edge, but the sixth-seeded Chanticleers (13-15) retaliated with a 9-1 run and took a 56-55 lead on a layup by Breeze with 29 seconds left.

Jefferson added 17 for High Point.

Jack Leasure scored 18 for Coastal Carolina and Breeze added 10.

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 Coastal Carolina
Jack Leasure Jack Leasure
6-17,  18 Pts
5 Rebs, 0 Assists
 High Point
Arizona 'AZ' Reid Arizona 'AZ' Reid
8-17,  20 Pts
11 Rebs, 2 Assists

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