Scores

Final

Elon 59

(6-13, 3-8 Southern)

Charleston 53

(16-5, 8-3 Southern)

    4:00 PM ET, January 31, 2009

    1 2 T
    ELON 28 3159
    COFC 8 4553

    Top Performers

    Elon: O. Atoyebi 19 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Charleston: J. Johnson 8 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Elon 59, Coll. of Charleston 53

    Associated Press

    CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Ola Atoyebi scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help Elon hold off a College of Charleston late rally in a 59-53 win on Saturday.

    Brett James had 15 points, five rebounds and two blocks for the Phoenix (6-13, 3-8 Southern Conference), who jumped out to a 26-2 lead in the first half before taking a 20-point advantage into halftime.

    But Elon nearly gave the game away in the second half, letting the Cougars pull within 45-44 midway through the period. College of Charleston outscored Elon 45-31 in the second half to make it a game after getting pounded in the first, but the Phoenix's late free-throw shooting sealed the win.

    Elon hit 5 of 13 shots from 3-point range, while the Cougars went just 2 of 22.

    Donavan Monroe led the Cougars (16-5, 8-3) with 11 points, Tony White Jr. added 10 and Jermaine Johnson pulled down 11 boards.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ELON
    COFC
    Points 59 53
    FG Made-Attempted 21-49 (.429) 19-58 (.328)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-13 (.385) 2-22 (.091)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-16 (.750) 13-19 (.684)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 20 0

    2008-09 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Dec 4, 2008 COFC 77, @ELON 69Recap
    » Jan 31, 2009 ELON 59, @COFC 53Recap