Second Half Run Lifts Coastal Past UNCW
CONWAY - A stretch of 16 unanswered Coastal points during seven minutes of the third and fourth quarters helped propel the Chants to a 57-41 victory over UNC Wilmington Saturday afternoon at the HTC Center. Also aiding in the victory was the scoring effort of Jas Adams, who tallied a career-best 25 points.
Coastal improves to 2-1 with the victory while handing UNCW (2-1) its first loss of the season.
Adams shot 8-of-20 from the field. Half of her attempts were from beyond the arc, and she made four baskets from distance. The senior guard added five rebounds and led the Chants with three steals. Adams has led the Chants in scoring in each of the last two games, and has at least 15 points in each of Coastal's three games this season.
The streak continued into the fourth quarter with seven straight points, five of which were scored by Adams. UNCW broke the streak at 7:46 of the fourth, but Coastal had already taken a 15-point lead to essentially seal the win.
The Chants led by a single point, 30-29, when the streak began.
Williams closed the game with 11 points while shooting 3-of-11 from the field and 5-of-6 from the line. She nearly had her second double-double of the season while pulling in nine rebounds.
Coastal out rebounded UNCW 55-35, with Naheria Hamilton's 10 boards leading the way. A total of seven Chanticleers had five or more rebounds in the win.
The Chants closed the game shooting 33.3 percent from the field while holding UNCW to a meager 20.6 percentage.
Coastal opened the game's scoring on a free throw from Blanding, and led for the entirety of the contest.
The Chants finish off their season opening four-game home stand on Monday when they host Allen for a 6 p.m. game at the HTC Center.