It took a great performance to cool off North Carolina-Wilmington, and tiny (5'11") Charleston guard Dontaye Draper played fireman on Tuesday. The Baltimore native poured on a career-high 33 points as the Cougars came from 10 down to defeat UNCW at their own place, and grant the Seahawks their third loss this season against nine wins. C of C has never lost at UNCW's Trask Coliseum (three games).
For whatever reason, Draper just loves playing Wilmington. In last year's chapter
of the Highway 17 Series last December 16, he sank the game-winning three as time expired to give the Cougs a 59-57 win, a shot that made December 17's SportsCenter reel. That was Draper's only field goal that night, but that's okay - he scored enough points to fill two games' statlines last night.
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