Jan. 14, 2011
Coastal Carolina (6-8, 0-2 Big South) vs. UNC Asheville (7-7, 0-3 Big South)
Saturday | 1.15.11 | 2:00 p.m.
Conway, S.C. | Kimbel Arena
Coastal Carolina WBB Notes (vs. UNC Asheville) in PDF Format
CONWAY- The Coastal Carolina women's basketball team will take the court against the UNC Asheville Bulldogs on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. from Kimbel Arena.
On the Web
A live audio broadcast of the game will be available on the Internet via streaming audio on www.GoCCUSports.com. Coastal Carolina play-by-play veteran Chris Burgin will have the call. Live Stats will also be available through www.GoCCUSports.com. A video stream of the game will be available through the Big South Network subscription package on www.BigSouthSports.com
Series: Coastal Carolina leads 28-23
Last 10: 4-6
Last Meeting: Coastal Carolina handily defeated UNC Asheville 60-41 on February 2, 2010 at Kimbel Arena.
UNC Asheville Bulldogs
Asheville is in the midst of a three game losing streak, its longest of the 2010-11 season, as it attempts to win its first game in Kimbel arena since Feb. 10, 2007.
Asheville currently leads the Big South in scoring offense averaging 70.6 points per game and field goal percentage with a mark of .408. Senior guard Kendall Shepard is currently tied for the league-lead in scoring averaging 14.4 ppg. Lindsey Thompson (6th) and Kelli Riles (8th) are also in the top 10 in the league in scoring, giving Asheville three players in the top 10 in scoring.
This game marks the first road contest of 2011 for UNC Asheville. The Bulldogs last away game was against North Carolina Central on Dec. 29, 2010. The Bulldogs won 67-56 in the contest against the Eagles.
UNC Asheville Leaders
Points (per game) 14.4 Kendall Shepard
Rebounds (per game) 10.9 Kelli Riles
Assists (season) 59 Kendall Shepard
Steals (season) 25 Breaira Marksdale
Blocks (season) 7 Lindsey Montgomery
Moss to Return
Senior forward Sydnei Moss, who was named to the Big South preseason all-conference first team, will make her return to the court since suffering an injury in the fourth minute of the 70-62 victory over USC Upstate on Dec. 30, 2010. Despite her absence on the court, Moss remains in the top 15 in the Big South in scoring as she averaged 10.2 points per game before her injury.
Break Out Year
Junior Olivia Irick is having a break out season for the Chanticleers. The guard, who played an average of 17.2 minutes per game over her first two seasons, has solidified herself in head coach Alan LeForce's starting lineup. She is currently Coastal's leading scorer averaging 10.5 points per game. Her 14.5 points per game in Big South play places her second on the conference scoring list.
Seven In A Row
Junior guard Olivia Irick has scored in double figures in each of the past seven games. In all, she has topped the 10 point platform ten times this season which is more than any other Chanticleer. Her ten games in double digits this season surpasses her career total as she scored 10 plus points twice as a freshman and seven times as a sophomore.
Katie White's 176 career blocks (34 this season) now rank her eighth all-time in the Big South Conference career record books. She needs seven more blocks to take over Charleston Southern's Shaunte Small for seventh place at 182 career blocks.
Sydnei Moss has scored 122 points this season to make her the tenth most prolific scorer in Coastal Carolina history. Her 1119 points is 60 behind Janice Dewitt for ninth place on the Coastal Carolina all-time list.
The Chanticleers close out its three game home stand as Gardner-Webb comes to Conway on Monday, January, 17. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.