Radford, Va. - Radford University (4-7, 0-1 BSC) was held to 27.3 percent shooting as they suffered their fourth consecutive defeat, falling to Coastal Carolina (5-4, 1-0), 48-38, in both teams Big South Conference Opener from the Dedmon Center. Jesse Brunjak (
The first half got off to a slow start as Brown hit Coastal's first field goal at giving them a 4-1 lead. Ludmila Nicheporchuk (
In the second half, Radford would get back into the game, tying things up a 25 with left. The Lady Chants responded, breaking the tie by going on a 16-2 run over the next to take a commanding 41-27 lead. Cody Silker (
That three sparked an 11-2 run by the Highlanders, cutting the deficit to five with left. After a pair of missed free throws (33% for the game) by Radford that would have cut the lead to three, a Crystal Brown runner at put the nail in the coffin. The Lady Chants would hold on a make some free throws down the stretch to take home the win.
Radford outrebounded Coastal, 43-38, but turned the ball over 16 times, compared to only 11 by CCU. Amanda Neby (
The Highlanders will be back in action on Saturday when they host Charleston Southern at 3 p.m. Coastal Carolina will travel up to Lynchburg, Va. on Saturday as well to take on Liberty at 7 p.m.