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Charleston surges to 5th straight win, 83-75 over Delaware

NEWARK, Del. (AP) Grant Riller had 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists to lead four players in double figures as Charleston took control in the second half to beat Delaware 83-75 on Thursday night for the Cougars fifth straight victory.

Zep Jasper was 3 of 4 from distance to total 14 points, Brevin Galloway added 13 and Jarrell Brantley chipped in 12 points for Charleston (19-6, 8-4 Colonial Athletic Association).

Delaware sprinted to an early lead before the Cougars closed the gap to 34-33 at the break. Brantley scored underneath to take the lead on the first points of the second half. The Cougars pushed their advantage to 51-38 after Jaylen McManus drained a 3 with 14:34 remaining. The Blue Hens closed to 72-61 with 4:02 left. Brantley answered with a 3-point play and Jasper added a layup and the Cougars coasted home, winning the second half 50-41.

Kevin Anderson and Ryan Allen had 17 points apiece for Delaware (14-11, 6-6) which lost its third straight game.

Updated February 7, 2019

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