College of Coastal Georgia’s men’s and women’s basketball team made it a road sweep Tuesday at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville.
The Coastal men picked up their fourth-straight victory with an 83-68 result. The Mariners shot 50 percent from the field in the first half as they built an 18-point advantage at the half. The lead ballooned to 30 until in the second half until a Edward Waters went on a run to cut the deficit almost in half. But the hole was too deep as the Mariners earned a double-digit win.
Austin Dukes and Lee Green led Coastal (6-1) with 16 points each with Dukes making it a double-double night with 11 rebounds. Elijah Wade added 14 pointed for the Mariners.
The Coastal women got a strong performance from Lynsey Washington to pace them to a 82-71 win over the Edward Waters women. Washington scored 21 points to lead the Mariner women to their fourth-straight win.
The game was tight early with Edward Waters fighting back from an early Coastal run to take a 20-19 lead after the first quarter. The game stayed close in the second quarter with the score tied at 37 at the half.
Both teams continued to be streaky in the third quarter as Coastal grabbed the lead with a 50-41 lead on a 13-4 run, only to have Edward Waters answer with a 15-5 run to grab the lead back at 56-55. Coastal baskets from Washington and Solrun Gisladottir gave the Mariners a three-point lead going to the fourth quarter. Coastal (6-3) dominated the final frame for the win. Gisladottir finished with 17 while Brianna Gipson added 13.
The Mariner women are off the court until Nov. 29 at St. Thomas University.
The Coastal men return to the court today and Saturday with two games in a tournament at Life University.