Nov. 16, 2010
CHARLESTON, S.C.- Sydnei Moss' 15 foot jumper with .4 seconds remaining lifted the Chanticleers over the College of Charleston Cougars in dramatic fashion by a final of 44-43 on Tuesday evening.
College of Charleston took the lead for only the second time in the game with 21 seconds remaining before Moss would come through with the clutch shot of the night. Moss took the inbounds pass after a timeout and launched the eventual difference maker with time winding down. Moss finished with a game high 18 points on 7-19 from the field. Moss also pulled down a team high seven rebounds in the contest.
The win moves Coastal Carolina to 2-0 on the season while the College of Charleston falls to 1-2.
After falling behind 2-0 to start the game the Chants used five different players to put together a 12 point run to take a 10 point lead before College of Charleston was able to answer with a fast break layup by Tonia Gerty. On Charleston's next possession Brianna Davie connected from behind the arc to bring the game to 12-7 with 7:32 remaining in the first half. Senior Jessica Noll then connected for her fourth three pointer of the season to restore the Chants lead to eight at 15-7.
The Cougars' Taylor Mims finished two runners in the lane while Gerty added a jumper to start an 8-5 CofC run to finish the half. The teams took a 20-17 score into the half with Coastal shooting 31 percent from the floor with 20 rebounds and five steals. The Coastal defensive pressure held the Cougars without a basket during a 8:32 stretch early in the period.
Coastal started off strong in the second half as the Chants used a quick 8-4 run of their own to open up a seven point lead on the home team with just over 10 minutes remaining.
The Chanticleers pulled out to a nine point lead, thanks in large part to Moss' stellar performance, with 9:07 remaining in the second half only to watch the Cougars steadily chop it away until a mid-range jumper by CofC's Gerty with 1:52 remaining in the second half brought the Cougars within their two, the closest margin since the Chants took the lead at the 16:13 mark of the first half. After a timeout, College of Charleston took their second lead in the contest at 43-42 with a deep three pointer from Jillian Brown. The points were Brown's only of the game.
Coastal finished the night with nine assists, ten steals, and four blocks along with shooting 33.3 percent from the field. The Chanticleers were able to provide steady pressure on the defensive end of the floor as the team forced 23 College of Charleston turnovers.
The Coastal will continue its road trip on Friday, Nov. 19 as the Chants travel to North Carolina to take on the No. 14/16 Tar Heels. Tip-off for the contest is scheduled for 8 p.m.