Charleston Southern beats Presbyterian 65-58Thursday, Jan 12, 2012
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Kelvin Martin led four players in double-figures with 15 points and also grabbed nine rebounds in Charleston Southern’s 65-58 win over Presbyterian in Big South Conference play on Thursday night.
Jeremy Sexton scored 13 while Saah Nimley and Cedrick Bowen added 10 apiece for the Buccaneers.
Charleston Southern (11-7, 5-3) led throughout the second half before Presbyterian took a 50-48 lead behind two Jay Reynolds free throws. However, Martin converted a three-point play on Charleston Southern’s next possession, sparking a 9-2 run.
Martin had five points, a rebound and a steal during the decisive run.
Al’Lonzo Coleman led Presbyterian with 15 points.
The Blue Hose (8-9, 2-5) shot 42.6 percent (23 of 54) from the field compared to 52.3 percent (23 of 44) for Charleston Southern.
The Buccaneers forced 23 turnovers and scored 14 points off those errors.
Charleston Southern converted 16 of 23 free throws.