Feb. 13, 2010
The Coastal Carolina University women’s basketball team fell short at Charleston Southern, 72-65 on Saturday, Feb. 13. The Chanticleers fell to 14-9 overall and 5-6 in the Big South Conference, while the Buccaneers improved to 14-10 record and a 6-5 league mark.
Both teams started the game shooting poorly from the field, with a 4-4 tie five minutes into the game. The Chanticleers started an 11-2 run over 3:36 with two Katie White jumpers to build a 17-8 lead with just over 10 minutes to go in the first half. The two teams exchanged baskets for the next minutes, but the Buccaneers closed the half scoring six straight points and climbed within five at the break, 33-28. Despite starting the game 0-7 from the field, the Chants ended up shooting 48.1 percent (13-for-27) from the floor in the first. The Chanticleers were also a perfect 6-for-6 from the free-throw line.
The teams began the second half swapping baskets in the opening minutes, with the Chanticleers holding a 43-38 lead with 12:38 left in the game. Buccaneer Katie Tull hit a shot from beyond the three-point arc at 12:03, starting an 13-5 run, giving them their first lead in the second 51-48 with nine minutes remaining. Coastal answered by working the ball inside, going on a 9-0 run while holding the Bucs scoreless for nearly four minutes to go up 59-53 with 4:01 on the clock. The lead pushed to seven at 62-55 with 3:21 to play, but the hosts made two late surges to take the win. First, the Bucs went on a 9-1 run over 1:18 to go up one at 64-63. Kendra Reynolds hit a layup to put Coastal back up at 65-64 with 1:51 to play, but CSU would score the final eight points of the game to earn the win.
Coastal finished the game shooting 51.9 percent (27-for-52) from the field, with 30 of those points coming from in the paint, as well as going 8-for-9 from the free-throw line. CSU was 42.9 percent (24-for-56) from the field, but the difference was the Bucs' eight three-points and 16-for-20 from the free-throw line. The Bucs tallied 20 second-chance points, with 16 coming in the second half, and also outrebounded the Chanticleers 34-26.
The Chants had four players tally double figures, with Kendra Reynolds, Amanda Stull and Sydnei Moss all scoring a team-high 13 points and Olivia Irick following with 10. For the Buccaneers, Wasmer finished the game scoring a game-high 26 points, with 17 coming in the second half. Tull and Helen Terry both finished with 12 points and Ali Schwagmeyer had 10.
The Chanticleers will travel to Lynchburg, Va. to take on Liberty, Saturday, February 20 at 4 p.m.