Guards Cole and Jordan Lead Coastal Over Columbia
Nov. 19, 2012
CONWAY - Starting guards Shatia Cole and AJ Jordan each equaled career highs with 22 and 18 points, respectively, as Coastal Carolina pulled away in the second half for an easy 79-54 win over Columbia College. It was the third consecutive win for the Chanticleers, who improved to 3-1 on the season.
Cole and Jordan had most of their points in the second half while it was Henry who came off the bench in the first half to help the Chanticleers break open a tight game after the first 10 minutes. She scored 15 of her 17 points in the first period, coming in for Cole, who got in early foul trouble after just six minutes of action.
Henry helped Coastal overcome a sluggish start with runs of 10-0 and 17-2 after holding a slim 13-12 advantage mid-way through the period. She also ended the game with 10 assists and seven steals.
Krystal Morissette, a junior forward, led Columbia with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Deidre Price, a sophomore, added 10 points and eight rebounds.
The 79 points was a season high for Coastal, who shot 34-79 (46 percent) from the field. Cole finished 11-16 from the field while Jordan was 8-16.
Coastal's next game is at 5 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 20) at home against Southern Virginia as part of a women's-men's doubleheader. The Coastal men's team faces Johnson and Wales.