Monday, January 13, 2014
HIGH POINT, N.C. - Charleston Southern's women's basketball team held off a late charge by High Point on Saturday afternoon as the Buccaneers picked up their second Big South Conference win in a row and third on the road this season with the 56-53 win inside the Millis Center. The Buccaneers were again led by the outside shooting of senior guard Erin Bratcher as she connected on five three-pointers on the night in scoring a game-high 19 points as Charleston Southern topped the Panthers. The five triples gave Bratcher 12 on the week as CSU followed up their win against Campbell on Thursday night in holding a double-digit lead over the Panthers for a majority of the contest, before HPU's final run in the closing minutes. Charleston Southern led by as 13 points on two separate occasions in the contest, going up 42-29 with 15:33 remaining following a Tatum Jarvis 3-pointer and the Bucs held the nine-point lead with seven minutes to go following another Jarvis jumper. However, back-to-back three-pointers by High Point's Kaylah Keys jumpstarted a Panthers run HPU cut the CSU advantage down to three points less than a minute later. Charleston Southern improves to 6-9 overall, 3-4 in Big South play on the year, while High Point falls to 8-8, 4-3 in conference action with the loss. CSU returns home and takes a step out of the action this week as the Buccaneers host Trinity Baptist on Thursday evening inside the Buc Dome. Charleston Southern is back in Big South action this upcoming weekend, hosting Coastal Carolina on Saturday afternoon, with tipoff at 2 p.m. For more on Charleston Southern sports, visit www.csusports.com.