Feb. 28, 2011
CONWAY - In the final regular season basketball game held in Kimbel Arena the Coastal Carolina women's basketball team fell to the High Point Panthers 62-48.
High Point (14-13, 8-6 Big South) used five triples during an 18 point run in the first half to give itself a double-digit cushion on the scoreboard that the Chants would be unable to overcome.
Shamia Brown and Erin Reynolds of High Point led all scorers with 14 points each. Cheyenne Parker also scored 10 points as the trio combined for over half of the Panthers' total points output.
Coastal Carolina (9-18, 3-12 Big South) was paced by Sydnei Moss and her near double-double of 15 points and nine rebounds. The game marked the 14th time in 25 games that Moss has scored at least 10 points.
The Chanticleers won the battle down low as they held a 30-22 edge in points in the paint, but the Panthers were able to get to the foul line and take advantage of its attempt going 15-of-17 on the night compared to just 9-of-17 by the home squad.
Neither team could find the basket in the early going of the first half as ten minutes elapsed off the game clock before either team could score ten points. With the score tied at 12 and 7:50 remaining before the half, High point used an 18-0 run, fueled by four three pointers, over the ensuing four minutes to take 30-12 advantage before a Moss jumper with 3:32 remaining could break the Panthers' momentum. The Chants would end the half on a 6-4 run as High Point took the 34-18 advantage into halftime.
The Chanticleer offense came alive in the second half and scored 30 points on 12-of-35 from the floor. However; it was too late as the Panthers, who abandoned its established outside shooting game that built its lead in the first half, began to work time off the clock and methodically move the ball around floor.
Coastal took advantage of a 11-7 run in the middle of the second half to cut the High Point lead down to 14; unfortunately, just as the Chants were building momentum High Point's LaTeisha Dean scored four consecutive points to spoil any thoughts Coastal had at a comeback. The Panthers would then use a three minute 5-4 run to take time off the clock and secure the win.
Coastal's Kira Carter came off the bench in the second half to score all of her 11 points on 50 percent shooting from the filed. The performance was Carter's first double-digit scoring efforts since pouring in 12 at Liberty on Jan. 24.
The Chanticleers will close out its regular season of play at Charleston Southern on Friday, March 4. Tip-off from the CSU Field House is scheduled for 7 p.m.
High Point will return to the court on March 4 as hosts to the Radford Highlanders.