Courtesy of CSU Athletics
Charleston, South Carolina – The Charleston Southern Men’s Basketball had a record night on Thursday night with a 126-67 victory over the Kentucky Christians, the second-most points-scoring team in the Barkley Radebeau era.
Tahrik Chavez set a one-game record of making 3-in-10 with a career-best 33-point performance. The 33 points came on 11-16 shooting from the field, including a 10-14 show from behind the line. His 126 points scored by the Charleston Southerns is the third most in school history since his 132 points in 1992.
Charleston Southern made 15 of their first 20 shots to start the contest and finished the first half shooting just under 70% from the field and 3 to 50% (7-14). The second half was no exception as the Bucks took off the field as he finished the game with 66% shooting and maintained a 50% clip from 3.
Nine different Buccaneers shot at least 50% from the field, led by a 7-7 performance from Imaged Dodd, who scored a career-high 17 points in just 15 minutes of play. His 66% off the field is the best clip CSU has shot in this season’s contest, and Dodd’s successful shot in his seven attempts remains the most shots without being taken off a player this year. standing as
Charleston Southern continued to move the ball well on offense, posting 24 assists on 51 make buckets. Emory Knox led the category, recording his season-high six helpers to add five boards and his seven points. Seven out-of-match CSU players recorded multiple assists, five of which he recorded three or more of his assists.
Everyone who attended the game this afternoon found the Charleston Southern scorebook with a perfect 12-12. Finley Simmons scored his first points as a back in the contest, hitting 3 in the stretch and scoring a big bucket on an offensive rebound from Tyler Schaafsma.
Six Bucks scored in double digits in the afternoon, including Gaddis Heath III scoring a career-high 12 points on a 6-8 shot from the field. Chavez led with his 33, Dodd his 17, Tyrie he Bryan his 14, Taje’ Kelly his 12, Claudel he Harris Jr. finished with his 10. , followed by double-digit performance.
The Bucs will travel to Boiling Springs, N.C., on Thursday, Dec. 29, to start playing in the Big South for their next game against Gardner-Webb. The action will be picked up by Paul Porter inside his arena at 5pm.