Nov. 30, 2013
SEATTLE, WASH. - The Coastal Carolina women's basketball was dealt its second defeat of the season by an 84-53 final Friday evening at Seattle University. The game was the second in the Redhawk-hosted Delta Dental Thanksgiving Tournament.
Coastal (4-2) will play Drake (2-4), who fell to Cornell 59-49 to open the event, in the consolation game on Saturday at 4 p.m. (PT).
Seattle (2-4) had three of its starters finish in double-figures led by Taelor Ross' 18 on 9-of-13 from the floor. Sylvia Shephard scored 16 points for the Redhawks, while Ashley Ward chipped in 12.
Angelica Henry notched her fifth double digit scoring performance of the season as she and redshirt freshman Megan Pittman co-led Coastal with 12 points each. It was the second time this season Henry, a senior, had led or co-led the Chanticleers in the scoring column. AJ Jordan, who entered the game averaging 17.8 points per game, finished the contest with eight points.
The Redhawks took the early lead on a layup a minute into the contest and extended to 4-0 lead on a fastbreak layup a minute later. Jordan and Katelyn Connor tied the score on a jumper and quick layup, but Seattle went on an 8-0 run over the next four and a half minutes to lead, 12-4.
Ward put Seattle ahead by double digits, 16-6, on a pair of free throws and a 5-0 Redhawk run gave Seattle the 21-9 lead at 8:45 to play in the first stanza.
A Karsen Sims jumper at 8:30 and a following layup by Henry brought the Chanticleers within eight, 21-13, but an 8-2 Seattle run over the ensuing three minutes put the Redhawks ahead, 28-16.
Pittman hit two straight treys to bring the Chants back within eight, 30-22, at 4:55 to play before the break. Seattle reestablished a 12-point lead with a 6-2 run with 41 second left in half; however, Coastal added five straight on a pair of Pittman free throws and a buzzer beating 3-pointer by Henry, cutting the Redhawks' advantage to seven-points, 38-31, at the half.
Seattle opened the second half with a 7-2 run over the first two minutes to lead 45-34 before a pair of Chanticleer jumpers brought the CCU back within seven, 45-38, at 17:28 to play. A three by Shephard put the Redhawks back ahead by double digits, 50-40, at 14:31 before Wilma Afunugo and Henry traded layups.
Henry made two free throws at 12:36 and Alexx Puckett drove in a layup to bring Coastal within nine at 55-46, but a Redhawk three and a pair of layups gave the home side a 62-50 lead with 10 minutes left in regulation.
Seattle pulled out to a 20-point lead, 72-52, with 6:11 left in the game on back-to-back threes and extended its lead to as many as 30 in the next three minutes with a 10-0 run.
At 2:58 to play Savanah Pippin hit a free throw but a final layup by Afunugo gave Seattle the 31-point win, 84-53.
For the game, Coastal Carolina shot 19-of-58 (32.8 percent) and totaled 36 rebounds and six steals. The Redhawks shot 34-of-66 (51.5 percent) from the floor for the game and held a commanding 48-16 advantage in points in the paint.