Nov. 23, 2010
CONWAY- The Coastal Carolina women's basketball team toppled the visiting Campbell Camels by a final of 58-52 on Tuesday, Nov. 23.
The victory breaks the Chanticleers two game skid and moves the team back over .500 with a 3-2 record on the young season. Campbell fell for the fifth time this season and sits 0-5 overall. The win was Coastal sixth consecutive over the Camels and 13th in the last 14 meetings between the two schools.
The game saw Coastal's senior center Katie White establish a new career high in blocks as she rejected eight Campbell attempts on the night. The eight blocks moves her career total to 156. White also finished a perfect 4-of-4 from the field as she scored ten points, her most since dropping 11 against UNC Asheville on Feb. 8 of last season. Sydnei Moss also finished with her second double-double of the season as she led all scorers with 17 points and tied for a game-high 11 rebounds. Olivia Irick also set a new season-high mark with her 12 points as half came from behind the three point line.
The Chants and Camels exchanged shots in the first five minutes of the game, but it was Coastal that settled in and went on a 5-0 run to take a 10-5 lead with 12:25 remaining in the half. Campbell then continued to battle back, but the Chants held strong as the Camels were only able to come within a point of the Coastal lead twice in the period.
The Chanticleers took a lead into the half for the third time this season as the scoreboard in Kimbel Arena read 29-23. The Chants fired a season high 44.4 percent from the field in the half with Moss leading the way with nine points.
Campbell came out of the locker room with authority as the Camels clamped down on the defensive end of the floor and forced five Coastal turnovers in the first 4:13 of play in the half. The turnovers resulted in seven points, five of which came from the charity stripe, to take their first lead of the night at 30-29.
Irick ended Campbell's 12-0 run as she sank a 15 foot jumper to put the Chants on the board for the first time in the second half. Irick's shot ignited a 6-0 run by the Chants that included back-to-back jumpers by White to even the score at 35 all.
After Campbell took a four point lead with 9:37 to play in the contest, Irick and Kira Carter connected on back-to-back three pointers to push the Chants in front for the first time in the second at a 43-41 score.
The back and forth second half featured five lead changes and six ties before Coastal was able to take a final lead with 4:27 remaining in the game as Irick connected on both attempts from the line to give the Chants a 51-50 edge. Coastal would put the game out of reach with a final 7-2 run to end the game.
The Chanticleers shot a season high 39.2 percent from the field and 40 percent from beyond the arc. The Chants finished with 36 rebounds on the night to continue the season long streak of pulling down at least 35 boards per game. In addition, the Chanticleers shot 14-of-18 from the free throw line for a season best 77.8 percent.
The Chanticleers will return to the court on Sunday, Nov. 28 at 2 p.m. to host the Coker Cobras.