Scouting the Lady Eagles (12-14, 6-7 Big South)
Winthrop comes to Conway looking to snap a three-game losing streak, with its latest setback coming at the hands of High Point (Feb. 28) in a 73-62 defeat. The Lady Eagles are led by Ashley Fann, who is averaging 12.3 points and 8.8 rebounds per contest. Tiffany Rodd and Ashley Haugtvedt have been consistent for
Series Record: Coastal
Moss Hits Stride in Conference Play
Sophomore Sydnei Moss is averaging 13.8 points and 6.1 boards per contest in Big South action. During non-conference play, Moss averaged 8.8 points and 7.2 rebounds per contest and now leads the team in both categories with 11.2 points and 6.7 boards. The
Stull Receives Academic All-District Honors
Junior Amanda Stull was named to the 2009 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III University First Team Thursday, Feb. 5, as announced by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). With this honor, Stull was on the national ballot for Academic All-America honors. As a biology major, Stull carries a 3.94 grade-point average and is the only player to start all but one gamed for the Chanticleers this season. She is averaging 10.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.05 assists per game. Stull has four double-doubles on the year and has scored in double figures 12 times, including a career-high 25 points at UNC Asheville (Feb. 9).
Defense Gets it Done
In Coastal Carolina’s 14 wins this season, the Chants have limited their opponents to 48.6 points per game and their strong defense has forced teams to shoot 33.5 percent from the field. When Coastal Carolina is on the losing end, it has surrendered 70.0 points per game to its competition. On the glass, Coastal Carolina holds a 584-514 advantage over opponents when it is victorious, but slips behind 469-324 on the boards in its 11 losses. They have also generated 270 opponent turnovers, posted 49 blocks and average 9.6 steals per game in 14 victories this season.
Kimbel for Sixth Man of the Year?
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. Another significant number here is Coastal Carolina has gone to the line 488 times, the most in the conference. The Chanticleers were sent to the foul line 34 times (24-of-34) at
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 43 blocks this season, and is second in the league and No. 51 in the country, averaging 2.0 per game.
30 Minutes and Counting...
In 13 Big South Conference games, Coastal Carolina has three players averaging more than 30 minutes. Junior Amanda Stull averages 33.0 minutes. Sophomores Kate Jasinski and Sydnei Moss are averaging 31.2 and 30.1 minutes, respectively.
Jasinski On Point
Sophomore point guard Kate Jasinski returned to the floor for the Chanticleers Jan. 31 against Gardner-Webb after missing two games because of an injury and is averaging 12.7 points and 3.7 assists since her return. The
Road Testing the Chants
Stull Accepting Charity
Junior Amanda Stull has gone to the free throw line 123 times in 24 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
2008-09 Record: 15-13, 7-8 Big South
Date: Thursday, March 5
At: Boiling Springs, S.C. - Paul Porter Arena
Series Record: Coastal
Gardner-Webb at a Glance: The Bulldogs fell 80-68 to