Coastal Rolls Past Allen, 93-49
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina women's basketball team finished its season opening four-game home stand Monday night with a 93-49 victory over Allen University at the HTC Center. Four Chanticleers scored in double figures in the victory, leading Coastal to its highest offensive output of the season.
The win improves Coastal to 3-1 overall as it prepares to play its first games of the season away from the HTC Center. The Chants return to action later this week in the 2017 San Juan Shootout with a pair of games against first-time opponents North Texas (Nov. 23) and Nebraska (Nov. 24).
It was announced in October that the 2017 San Juan Shootout would take place in Daytona Beach, Fla., shortly after Hurricane Maria caused devastating damage in Puerto Rico. All games will be played in Daytona Beach's Ocean Center, with both of Coastal's games set for 2 p.m.
All 12 Chanticleers saw action and contributed points in Monday's win. Coastal finished with 41 points off the bench.
Kaylin West led all players with 20 points, a career high for the freshman guard. West shot 8-of-16 from the field, including a pair of 3-pointers, and 2-of-4 from the line. She also hauled in 10 rebounds for one of two Coastal double-doubles on the night.
DJ Williams followed with 18 points, and Jas Adams (15 points) and Alise Davis (14 points) rounded out the Chants with double-figure points. Davis added a game-leading 14 rebounds for her first career double-double, and Adams kept alive her streak of scoring at least 15 points in every game this season.
The Chants shot over 40 percent from the field in the first half and used a 26-3 run in the second quarter to build a substantial 52-22 lead at halftime. The run included a stretch of 16 unanswered points over four minutes.
The Chants' field goal shooting dropped to slightly below 30 percent in the second half as Coastal emptied its bench. The Chanticleer defense remained strong, however, holding Allen to just 10 points in the third quarter and forcing the Yellow Jackets into double-digit second half turnovers.
Allen turned the ball over a total of 29 times in the game, 15 of which were credited as Coastal steals. Mery Visone led the Chants in takeaways with four, her second four-steal performance of the season.