CAA Tournament: UNCW Soars past Charleston
Charleston extended their lackluster season Friday Night after they defeated the Drexel Dragons, 56-48, Charleston needed a near perfect game to upset the #2 seed UNCW Seahawks. The Cougars instead shot 33% from the field, with only one player in double figures in a 26 point blowout loss.
Charleston did make it interesting in the 1st half, running with the fast pace Seahawks. 10 minutes into the game, the Cougars only trailed by 3 points but the Seahawks turned it on and started to leave the Cougars, outscoring them 19-12 for the reminder of the half, walking in the locker room with a 36-25 lead .
UNCW didn't allow the Cougars to gain any momentum during the 2nd half, building a 23 point lead in the first 9 minutes of the half on. UNCW The Seahawks shot 53% from the field and was 6-11 from behind the arc. Freddie Jackson and Cedrick Williams finished with 19 while Spurill Addison finish with 12 points and 8 boards.
The #2 Seed Seahawks will play Northeastern in the second semifinal game Sunday evening. UNCW swept the Huskies this season, defeating them by less than 10 points both games. The matchup I will be interested to see is Spruill Addison and Quincy Ford. Both are athletic but Ford is the better scorer, while Addison is the better defender. It's going to be a fun game to watch.