BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- Anthony Raffa scored a career-high 32 points as Coastal Carolina rolled over Gardner-Webb 70-56 Saturday night.
The junior guard, whose previous high was 28 points, scored 24 in the second half, including six baskets in a row during a 14-4 run by the Chanticleers (16-5, 9-2 Big South Conference) that gave them a 44-38 lead with 10:20 remaining.
After trailing 28-24 at halftime, Coastal Carolina made 50 percent of its second-half shots (16 of 32) to 26.5 percent (9 of 34) for the Runnin' Bulldogs.
Gardner-Webb made just one field goal in the final 6:51, and that came with 24 seconds left and the Chanticleers leading 70-53.
Until this one, all of the Runnin' Bulldogs Big South games had been decided by six points or fewer.
Tashan Newsome led Gardner-Webb with 13 points and 15 rebounds.