March 10, 2011
Coastal Carolina WBB Notes (vs. Liberty-Big South Tournament Quarterfinal) in PDF Format
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina women's basketball turns its attention to the Big South tournament on Friday as the No. 8 Chanticleers take on the No. 1 Liberty Flames in the opening quarterfinal game scheduled for a Noon tip-off at High Point's Millis Center.
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.HighPointPanthers.com. A video stream of the game will be available through the Big South Network subscription package on www.BigSouthSports.com.
Series: Coastal Carolina Trails 7-43
Last 10: Coastal Carolina is 0-10
Last Meeting: Liberty defeated the Chanticleers 64-44 at Kimbel Arena on Feb. 24. Coastal Carolina was led by Jessica Noll 's season-high 15 points. Liberty was led by Devon Brown's game-high 15 point performance and Avery Warley's near double-double of 10 points and nine rebounds.
Liberty won its 12th Big South women's basketball regular-season championship with its 14-2 League record, and has earned the No. 1 seed in the Advanced Auto Parts Big South Women's Basketball Championship.
Averly Warley is the conference's active leading rebounder with 847 in her career, ranking her tenth all-time. She has pulled down 309 boards this season.
Despite being the Big South's top team all season, the Flames rank seventh in points per game (60.4), however, they are tops in scoring defense allowing its opposition a league low 53.4 points.
Liberty boasts two players in Big South's top 15 in scoring with Devon Brown averaging 14.1 ppg to rank fifth and Avery Warley 13th with 11.4 ppg.
|Points (per game)||Devon Brown||14.1|
|Rebounds (per game)||Avery Warley||10.7|
|Assists (season)||Jelena Antic||60|
|Steals (season)||Dymond Morgan||48|
Coastal Carolina finished the regular season snapping a four game losing skid at Charleston Southern, 61-58. The win bolstered Coastal's overall record to 10-18 and 4-12 in Big South play. The game saw the Chanticleers jump out early to a 15-0 lead thanks in large part to Sydnei Moss and a 47.3 shooting percentage from the floor. The Chants also only allowed four Buccaneers to score in the contest.
The Highs and the Bucs
Against Charleston Southern Sydnei Moss scored a season-high 23 points to go along with her 13 boards to tally her seventh double-double of the season. Moss never left the court in the game as she set a career-high with 40 minutes played. Katie Ahaus and Kira Carter also set a season-highs with five and four assists, respectively, against the Buccaneers. In all, six Chanticleers have totaled set nine season-highs this season in the two contests against the Bucs.
Starting Combo 14 Produces 51 Points
Coastal Carolina has put 14 different starting lineups on the floor this season, but the most previous combination of Sydnei Moss, Katie White, Katie Ahaus, Olivia Irick, and Kira Carter at Charleston Southern made the largest impact on the scoreboard. The five poured in a season-high 51 points while shooting 48.9 percent. Moss led the way with 23 points while Irick also scored in double digits with 14. White and Carter each scored six as Ahaus knocked down a shot to finish with two points on the evening.
Chanticleers in First Round Games
Head coach Alan LeForce has is 6-6 (received a bye in the 1999 tournament) in first round games of the Big South tournament during his 13 year tenure at the helm of the Chanticleers. Last season he led the No. 5 Chants to an upset of No. 4 seed Charleston Southern by a final of 52-44 and advanced to the semifinal where Coastal would ultimately fall to top seeded Gardner-Webb, 64-56.
No. 8 Seed for the Chanticleers
For the first time program history Coastal Carolina will enter the Big South Tournament as the No. 8 seeded team and will play the yet to be determined top seed. Throughout the Big South's many variations of the tournament since 1987 the Chanticleers have never been lower than a seven seed. In head coach Alan LeForce's previous 13 seasons at Coastal, the Chanticleers lowest seeding was seventh (2002 and 2005).
Katie White's 207 career blocks (65 this season) now rank her sixth all-time in the Big South Conference career record books. She needs one more block to equal Sandra Leach at the top of the Coastal Carolina single season record books with 66.
Sydnei Moss has scored 307 points this season to make her the one of the most prolific scorers in Coastal Carolina history. Her 1,304 career points puts her in eighth place on the Coastal Carolina all-time list. Additionally Moss has pulled down 679 career rebounds ranking her seventh in the Chanticleer record book.