December 21, 2006 - by
Seminoles Top Coastal Carolina at Home, 78-65

Dec. 21, 2006

Box Score

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP)Al Thornton scored 21 points to help Florida State beat Coastal Carolina 78-65 on Thursday night.

The Chanticleers (4-6) never found an answer for Thornton, who finished 6-for-8 from the field, and 8-for-10 from the free throw line. He also added six rebounds and four steals.

The Seminoles (10-2) also got 17 points from Toney Douglas, and Jason Rich added 15.

Most of Coastal Carolina’s offense came from Jack Leasure. Leasure’s 13 second-half points brought his team back into the game after trailing 41-33 at halftime. He finished with 17 to lead the Chanticleers.

Coastal Carolina pulled within six points with 3:34 left in the game, but the Seminoles rattled off nine straight points to seal Florida State’s sixth consecutive win.

The Chanticleers made 6-of-13 3-pointers in the second half. Moses Sonko recorded his third double-double of the season with 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Chanticleers, who also got 14 points from Joshua Mack.

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