Jan. 9, 2013
Coastal Carolina (7-7, 2-2 Big South)
High Point (9-6, 3-1 Big South)
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 | 7 p.m.
Conway, S.C. | The HTC Center (3,212)
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina continues its home stand on Thursday as the Chanticleers welcome High Point to The HTC Center for a 7 p.m. tip. The Chanticleers are 2-2 in Big South play after defeating Charleston Southern 64-56 at home last Saturday.
Broadcast: The Coastal Carolina - High Point game will be broadcast live online at GoCCUSports.com with Matt Hogue describing all the action.
Online Audio Link: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/coastal.portal#
Live Stats: Available at GoCCUSports.com
Video Stream: Big South Network
Series: Coastal Carolina trails 14-20
Streak: Lost 1
Last 10: 3-7
Last Meeting: Erin Reynolds scored a game-high 24 points and the No. 2-seeded High Point Panthers held a double-digit lead for the entire second half to defeat No. 7 seed Coastal Carolina, 78-57 in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Advance Auto Parts Women’s Basketball Championship.
• The Chanticleers look to build on their 64-56 win over Charleston Southern and move back over .500 on the season and in Big South play.
• Through 14 games, three Chanticleers average 10-plus points per game -- Shatia Cole (10.5) AJ Jordan (10.3) and Angelica Henry (10.3). Overall, four Chants rank in the top 26 in the Big South in points per game. Cole (17th) leads the way as Jordan and Henry are tied for 19th in the league at 10.3 points per outing. Puckett rounds out the quartet at 26th, averaging 9.4 per game.
• With its win over Charleston Southern last Saturday, the Chants are 6-1 at home this season and 18-4 in Conway over the past two seasons. The lone loss this season came to then 19th-ranked North Carolina.
• Coastal’s guard combo of Shatia Cole, Angelica Henry and AJ Jordan have accounted for 425 of the Chants’ 801 points (53.0 percent) this season.
• Through four Big South games Katelyn Connor ranks second in the league averaging 2.0 blocks per contest.
The Chants And The Panthers
Thursday’s meeting marks the 35th in the all-time series between the Coastal Carolina and High Point. The Panther s hold a 20-14 lead in the series and have won 10 of the last 15 meetings. After splitting the regular seaosn series last season, High Point dispatched Coastal in the quarterfinal round of the 2012 Big South Tournament by a score of 78-57. The Panthers commanded the game, holding a double-digit lead throughout the entire second half.
A Look At High Point
High Point enters the game ranked third in the Big South with a 3-1 conference mark and 9-6 overall record. The Panthers boast the league’s top scorer in Cheyenne Parker who averages 18.3 points per game from her center position. High Point is 7-3 in its last 10 games, but holds a losing road record at 4-5.
In addition to leading the Big South in scoring, Parker, a Preseason All-Conference pick, also tops the conferecne in rebounds (13.9 per game) and blocked shots (4.33 per game).
On This Date
Coastal Carolina holds a 1-7 record in games played on Jan. 10 since the 1985-86 season. Coastal fell at home to Charleston Southern, 53-60, in 2009, its most recent Jan. 10 match up. Coastal is 1-3 on Jan. 10 during the LeForce era.
Enter At Your Own Risk
Driving the lane for an easy layup has been no easy task for Coastal Carolina’s opponents this season as the Chanticleers average 4.3 rejections per game. Katelyn Connor paces the Chants averaging 1.62 rejections per contest while Savanah Pippin averages 1.14. The duo rank fourth and ninth in the Big South, respectively, in the blocked shots category.
Coastal may find the lane a difficult place to get shots up on Thursday as they face High Point’s Cheyenne Parker, the Big South’s leader with 4.33 shots blocked per game.
Jordan Heating Up
AJ Jordan was on fire last week as she scored 13 points at Campbell and a career-high 21 against Charleston Southern. Jordan, who made 10 shots from the floor against Charleston Southern to become the first Chant to make 10-plus field goals against a Division I opponent since Sydnei Moss did so on March 25, 2011 (also against Charleston Southern), finished the week shooting 64 percent from the floor. The sophomore guard also recorded 17 rebounds on the week to go along with her four assists and two steals.
I Guess This Place Will Do
Coastal Carolina is off to a 6-1 record in its new home, The HTC Center, this season. The Chants were a force to be reckoned with at Kimbel Arena last season, posting a 12-3 record in the arena’s final season, and it appears that good mojo has carried over to the program’s new digs. Since the 2003-04 season Coastal Carolina holds an 83-37 record in Conway (its last 120 home games).