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Scouting the Blue Hose (2-16, 0-7 Big South)
The Blue Hose started the year 2-3, but have not been able to find themselves back in the win column in their last 13 attempts. The 13-game losing skid has dropped them to 2-16 on the season and winless in the Big South. PC enters tonight’s game looking for its first road win of the season having dropped a 61-48 decision to Charleston Southern Saturday afternoon to slip to 0-10 on the road. Presbyterian has four consistent players in Katlin Moore, Amanda Mills, Lea Smith and Kristen Stevens, who have all earned the starting nod in the Blue Hose’s 18 games. Mills and Moore have combined to score 53.2 percent of Presbyterian’s points this season and average 11.3 and 11.2 points, respectively. Smith helps the offense adding 8.3 points per game and gives the Blue Hose a presence under the glass pulling down 5.6 rebounds per contest.
Series vs. Presbyterian
Series Record: Coastal
A renewed rivalry starts today as Presbyterian continues its transition to Division I and as a full member of the Big South. Tonight’s contest marks the first time in 18 years these teams will step on the court together. The Chanticleers and Presbyterian have met 14 times, but have not faced each other since
Stull Helping in Every Way
Junior Amanda Stull had one of her best games as a Chanticleer against Gardner-Webb (Jan. 31). Stull’s 15 points pushed her past 500 career points and she dished out a personal best of 10 assists, falling only two rebounds shy of her first career triple-double with eight rebounds. She also added five steals and had her seventh perfect outing at the charity stripe of the season, going 6-for-6 from the foul line.
Moss Hits Stride in Conference Play
Sophomore Sydnei Moss is averaging 12.6 points and 5.9 boards per contest in Big South action. Moss led the team in scoring coming off the bench with 18 points and added nine rebounds in the Big South opening win over UNC Asheville (Jan. 3). The
Grambley Picks Up Offense
After scoring seven points in her first two Big South games, redshirt freshman Courtney Grambley netted a career-high 14 points against Winthrop (Jan. 17) in her third league game. Grambley came off the bench five minutes into the first half to spark the Chanticleer offense with eight points in the opening frame. Grambley finished the game shooting 50 percent from the field going 5-for-10. Against Liberty (Jan. 26), Grambley scored a team-high 10 points in the first half and was the only Chant to record double figures against the Lady Flames. Grambley is averaging 6.8 points and 4.2 rebounds per game, while shooting 42.9 percent from three-point range.
Defense Gets it Done
In Coastal Carolina’s 11 wins this season, the Chants have limited their opponents to 46.3 points per game and their strong defense has forced teams to shoot 31.6 percent from the field. When Coastal Carolina is on the losing end, it has surrendered 69.7 points per game to its competition. On the glass, Coastal Carolina holds a 463-419 advantage over opponents when it is victorious, but slips behind 373-282 on boards in its nine losses. They have also generated 222 opponent turnovers, posted 39 blocks and average 10.3 steals per game in 11 victories this season.
Getting to the Line
The Chants are shooting 67.2 percent from the free throw line to sit in first place in the Big South. However, the significant number here is Coastal Carolina has gone to the line 395 times, the most in the conference. The Chanticleers were sent to the foul line 34 times (24-of-34) at
First Impressions Count!
Sidelined for the Season
Junior Lori Whitaker is expected to redshirt this season, while transfer Lindsey Waters will sit out due to NCAA transfer rules. Redshirt junior Elizabeth Weaver played five games this year, but will miss the rest of the season due to injury.
It’s Block and White
Sophomore Katie White tied a Coastal Carolina program record for most blocks in a single game, tallying seven against UNC Wilmington (Dec. 18). White’s defensive prowess led her to five first-half blocks, and she rejected two more shots in the second frame. The 6-3 center has a team-leading 38 blocks this season, and is second in the league averaging 2.24 per game.
30 Minutes and Counting...
In seven Big South games, Coastal Carolina has three players averaging more than 30 minutes. Junior Kendra Reynolds averages 33.6 minutes and classmate Amanda Stull is playing 33.6 minutes, while sophomore Kate Jasinski has earned 31.4 minutes a game.
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Road Testing the Chants
Coastal Carolina is 3-7 on the road earning its third win with a 51-34 victory at Winthrop (Jan. 17).The Chanticleers have been outscored 64-53.1 and allowed opponents to grab 43.7 rebounds, while collecting only 32.5 boards in the seven losses. The scoring margin road is -10.9, while the rebounding margin sits at -11.2 in 10 road games.
Stull Accepting Charity
Junior Amanda Stull has gone to the free throw line 108 times in 20 games and been perfect at the line in seven games. Stull earned her way to line 18 times at
Even as a junior, Kendra Reynolds is still a rookie for the Chanticleers, but Reynolds is playing as a veteran. Reynolds has picked up three double-doubles and set a personal best of 18 points at
HIGH POINT PANTHERS
2008-09 Record: 10-11, 6-2 Big South