Charleston 56
Elon 54
Date of game: 12/1/2012

Recap: Elon vs. Coll of Charleston

Elon, NC (Sports Network) - The College of Charleston Cougars opened up Southern Conference play with a 56-54 win over the Elon Phoenix behind a double-double performance by Willis Hall at Alumni Gym.

Hall shot 8-of-14 from the floor on his way to 19 points, while pulling down 12 rebounds for the Cougars (5-2, 1-0 SoCon) who have now won four in a row. Andrew Lawrence scored 11 points and handed out four assists, but turned the ball over eight times. Adjehi Baru scored nine points and cleared eight boards.

Ryley Beaumont led the Phoenix (5-3, 1-1 SoCon) in scoring with 14 points to go with seven rebounds. Lucas Troutman tallied 12 points and four rebounds in the loss.

Charleston led 29-24 at halftime after holding the Phoenix to 26.7 percent shooting from the field.

Elon shot 42.9 percent from the floor in the second half and outscored the Cougars 30-27, but Austin Hamilton's three-point attempt at the buzzer was no good as the Cougars continued their early season success.

The Phoenix scored 25 points off turnovers by Charleston, but their 34.5 percent shooting from the field is what kept them from victory.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

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