March 11, 2010
No. 5 Coastal Carolina University (16-12, 7-9 Big South Conference) will open the Advance Auto Parts Big South Conference Tournament against No. 4 Charleston Southern (17-12, 9-7 Big South) on Friday, March 12 at 2 p.m. The Chanticleers will be looking to get past the quarterfinals for the first since 2005-06 season. The Chants and the Bucs split the series this season with Coastal winning at home, 74-68 and Charleston Southern taking the second 72-64.
Scouting Charleston Southern
Charleston Southern has showcased that they are tough shooters as they average 8.7 three-pointers and 67.3 points per game. Redshirt-junior Kelsey Wasmer has sparked the Bucs in conference play, leading them and the Big South with 15.9 points a contest. In the second meeting between Charleston Southern and Coastal, Wasmer tallied a game-high 26 points, including scoring the go-ahead points in the 72-65 win for the Bucs. Junior Katie Tull leads the Buccaneers in overall scoring with 14.8 points per game. Tull is third in the Big South in scoring, right behind Coastal Carolina’s Sydnei Moss. She also leads in three-point field goals made with 3.84 and minutes played with 36.21 a game. Charleston Southern has tallied a 3-5 conference record away from CSU Field House.
Coaching Match Up
Coastal Carolina Head Coach Alan LeForce enters his 13th season with the Chanticleers, and 27th as a collegiate coach. Charleston Southern is headed by Julie Goodenough, who is in her fourth year with the Buccaneers and her 14th in college coaching. With the Buccaneers, Goodenough helped lead the team to its best season under her leadership, posting a 17-12 overall record and a 9-7 Big South record to finish fourth in the league. In the six meetings the coaches have faced each other, LeForce has a 6-2 advantage over Goodenough. This will be the first time the coaches have met in the Big South Tournament.
Series vs. Charleston Southern
Series Record: Coastal leads 43-27
The Chanticleers have won eight of the last 10 games since the 2005-06 season. Last season, the teams split the series as Charleston Southern won the first 65-63, and Coastal took the second on a last-second free throw by Amanda Stull, putting the Chants up 63-62. This season, the teams split the series, with the Chants taking the first game at Kimbel Arena 74-68 and losing the second at CSU Field House, 72-65.
Who Did What vs. Charleston Southern This Season
21.0 ppg. 6.0 rpg. 1.0 apg. .586 fg. % .875 ft. %
13.0 ppg. 2.5 rpg. 3.5 apg. 1.0 blk. .467 fg% .571 3fg% .889 ft%
11.5 ppg. 9.0 rpg. 3.0 apg. 1.0 blk. .500 fg% .375 ft%
9.5 ppg. 1.5 rpg. 1.0 apg. .429 fg% .500 ft.% .625 ft%
Chants in the Big South Tournament
Women’s basketball is 10-16 all-time against current Big South members in the Tournament. Head Coach Alan LeForce has recorded a 8-12 tournament record in his tenure at Coastal. They are on a four-game losing streak and have not been to the semi-finals since 2005-06 season. Coastal, however, has been paired up with Charleston Southern in the tournament twice, winning both times. Charleston Southern on the other hand is on a seven-game losing streak in the Big South Tournament and are 0-3 under Head Coach Julie Goodenough in the event.
Chanticleers Pulls Out 47-46 Win Over Presbyterian
After honoring five seniors on Monday, March 8, the Chanticleers pulled out a 47-46 win over Presbyterian in Kimbel Arena. Sophomore Olivia Irick scored nine points in a 9-2 Chanticleer run in the late second half to give the Chanticleers the edge in the end of the game. Irick scored a team-high 11 points, while junior Sydnei Moss finished with 10 points. With the win, the Chanticleers won a tie-breaker over Winthrop for the fifth seed in the Big South Tournament.
Put it In the Books
Senior Amanda Stull has made her mark in the Coastal Carolina history books by cracking the all-time top-10 record for career steals, assists and games played. Since the start of the season, Stull has jumped seven places on the steals list. Stull surpassed Patricia Clark (1976-79), who has 196 career-steals, to take the number four spot after picking up five in the loss to UNC Asheville on Jan. 2. Stull has a total of 231 career steals. Stull has also climbed to the number seven spot on the career assist list as she has totaled 274. She is two assists away from the No. 6 spot held by former teammate Alisha Dill (2004-07). Stull has entered the record books for another milestone as she played her 113th game against P resbyterian, putting her in second on the school’s all-time games played list. Stull is expected to play on March 12 in the first round of the Big South Tournament, she will tie for first place with Nikki Reddick with 114 games-played.
1. Brooke Weisbrod (1997-2000) 286
2. Nikki Reddick (1999-04) 250
3. Holly Bottar (1988-91) 246
4. Amanda Stull (2006-Present) 231
5. Brooke Weisbrod (1997-2000) 284
6. Alisha Dill (2004-07) 276
7. Amanda Stull (2006-Present) 274
8. Patricia Clark (1976-79) 265
9. Tina Boaster (1992-96) 263
1. Nikki Reddick (1999-2004) 114
2. Amanda Stull (2006-Present) 113
3. Brooke Weisbrod (1997-2000) 112
Kelly Gray (1996-2000) 112
Crystal Brown (2000-04) 112
Alisha Dill (2004-07) 112
6. Stacy Hughes (1988-91) 111
Tina Boester (1992-96) 111
Whitney Shearer (2000-04) 111
10. Kim Lewis (1990-93) 110
Michelle Minton (1990-93) 110
Coastal Suffers Setback to Gardner Webb
The Coastal Carolina women’s basketball team had a strong second half, but could not catch Gardner-Webb 74-68 on Friday, Mach 5. With the win, the Bulldogs clinched the Big South Regular Season Championship. The Chanticleers made a late second-half 12-0 run spurred by bench players from the Chanticleers. Junior Sydnei Moss had a game-high 24 points while Amanda Stull had 12 points. Devin Rivers scored 10 points and led the team with eight rebounds.
Coastal Ends Road Play with a Loss to Winthrop
The Coastal Carolina University women’s basketball team couldn’t recover after a mid-second half Winthrop run and fell 47-39 in the Winthrop Coliseum on Monday, March 1. The Chanticleers struggled in the second half as they only tallied one field goal in an 18-minute span, allowing the Eagles to go on a 12-1 run over 7:10 to take its largest lead of the game at 46-34 with a little more than three minutes to play. Coastal shot just 14.8 percent (4-for-27) from the field in the second half and 26.5 percent (13-for-49) for the game. Junior Sydnei Moss led the Chanticleers with 12 points, and senior Kendra Reynolds and junior Katie Ahaus both registered eight points.
Night and Day
Coastal Carolina has thrived on its home court this season, winning 11 of the 12 contests played at Kimbel Arena. The Chanticleers are shooting .429 percent from the field and .681 from the line in the wins at home. Coastal is averaging 63.7 points a game and holding opponents to 51.3 points, outscoring opponents by an average of 12.4 points per game. On the road, however, the Chanticleers have a 3-10 record. Coastal has been outscored by an average of 15.5 points, are held to .341 percent from the field and are being out rebounded by an average of 8.6 per game. The Chanticleers earned their first conference road win at Radford on Monday, Feb. 22, 62-50.
Chants Get First Conference Road Win at Radford
The Coastal Carolina women’s basketball team finally got a weight lifted off of their shoulders as they defeated Radford, 62-50 on Monday, Feb. 22 in the Dedmon Center. The Chanticleers played a strong defense thoughout the game forcing 19 Highlander turnovers and scored 17 points off of their mistakes. Coastal had three players post double figures, with Sydnei Moss scoring a game-high 17 points. Senior Devin Rivers posted her second double-double of the season, tying a career-high with 15 points and adding 10 rebounds, and fellow classmate Kendra Reynolds had a season-high 14 points and seven boards.
So Close, Yet So Far Away
The Coastal Carolina women’s basketball made a late second-half comeback, but Liberty pulled out the 57-55 victory, Feb. 20. Sydnei Moss sparked a late 9-0 run with six points of her own, pulling the Chants within two points in the final minute. The Chanticleers had the ball in the final seconds but could not get the tying basket, allowing the Flames to hold on for the victory. The Flames have been a “monkey” on the Chanticleers back for 32 consecutive games. Moss and Amanda Stull each scored a game-high 19 points, including Stull’s 5-for-8 from beyond the three-point arc.
Coastal Falls Short at Charleston Southern
The Coastal Carolina women’s basketball team fell in the last minutes of the Big South game as Charleston Southern went on an 8-0 run that gave the Chants their fifth loss on the road, 72-65. Coastal had four players in double figures with Sydnei Moss, Amanda Stull and Kendra Reynolds finishing with 13 points and Olivia Irick with 10. Coastal shot 51.9 percent (27-for-52) from the field and 88.9 percent (8-for-9) from the charity stripe.
First Half Frenzy
The Chanticleers have won 14 out of 16 games this season when leading at the half. When leading at half time, the Chanticleers have outscored its opponent by 6.8 points in the first half, 27.4-to-20.6. In all games this season, the Chants have outscored its opponents 27.4-to-25.6. There have been just two games that the Chanticleers have won when not leading at half time against Elon and Winthrop.
Chanticleers First Half Run Helps Defeat UNC Asheville
Coastal Carolina earned its 10th win at home this season after defeating UNC Asheville 60-41 on Monday, Feb. 8. The Chanticleers fell by seven early in the match-up. Two Katie Ahaus free-throws and an Amanda Stull lay-up jump started a 26-2 run for the Chants. Coastal continued to keep the lead over UNC Asheville, never allowing them closer than 14 points in the second half. Stull finished the game with a team-high 12 points. Junior classmates Katie White and Sydnei Moss tallied 11 and points, respectively. Coastal scored 28 points off the turnover ‘s as Asheville scored just seven.
Women’s Basketball Wins Battle Over High Point
The Chanticleers pulled out a 67-60 thrilling win over High Point, who has the third-best record in the Big South. After falling to Panthers earlier in the season, the Chanticleers used their hot three-point shooting and rebounding to get the win. With a back-and-forth game of many runs, the Chants defense held the Panthers in the final minutes of the game, and hit 4-for-6 from the free-throw line in the final minutes. The Chants had four players in double-figures, with Katie White scoring a career-high 17 points. Sydnei Moss claimed her fifth double-double of the season with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Devin Rivers also posted a double-double, her first of the season, with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Olivia Irick caught fire from beyond the arc, going 4-for-4 and finishing with 12 points.
As Cold As Ice
The Chanticleers have shown that they have “ice running through their veins” when it comes to close games. In the six games this season that the score has been under 10 points, the Chants have gone 82 percent (45-55) from the charity stripe in the final five minutes of the game. Sydnei Moss leads the Chants in pressure free-throw shooting by going 21-for-23 (91percent) in the tight situations. In the loss at Liberty, Amanda Stull went 2-for-2 in the final minute of the game.
It’s All Academic
Coastal Carolina University women’s basketball senior Amanda Stull and junior Katie White have been selected to the CoSIDA/ ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team for District III, announced on Thursday, February 4. This is Stull’s second time selected for the District III First Team. Stull has a 3.94 G.P.A, majoring in biology with a concentration in pre-pharmacy. This is White’s first selection to the Academic All-District Team. She has a 4.0 G.P.A, majoring in accounting.
Women’s Basketball Gets Dropped by Presbyterian
Coastal lost at Presbyterian 56-46 in Clinton, S.C. on Monday, Feb. 1. The Chanticleers are now 2-7 on the road this season. Sydnei Moss posted her fourth double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Lauren Grochowski scored a career-high 13 points in the loss.
Chanticleers Fall to Gardner-Webb 78-33
Women’s Basketball fell to Gardner-Webb 78-33 on Saturday, January 30 at Boiling Springs, N.C. The Chanticleers held strong in the first half by forcing four lead changes and five ties, but the Bulldogs began to pull away, going into the locker room up 25-20. The Bulldogs continued what they started in the first half by going a 19-0 run and outscoring the Chants 53-13 in the second half. Junior Sydnei Moss led the team with 11 points and four rebounds as fellow classmate Katie Ahaus finished with seven points, all in the first half.
Coastal’s Home Winning Streak Snapped by Liberty
Coastal Carolina got its first loss at home from Big South-foe Liberty, 57-38 on Monday, Jan. 25. The Chanticleers contained the Flames to end the first half up 21-16, and held the visitors to 25 percent shooting (6-for-24) from the field. The Chants came out of the locker room building their lead to 10 at 28-18 with 17:06 left in the game. Liberty drove to the hoop and utilized its size to go on an 18-0 run in six minutes. Junior Sydnei Moss had a game-high 20 points and eight rebounds. Senior Amanda Stull hit two three-pointers to tally six points. No other Chanticleer scored more than two points against the Flames.
Great Free Throw Shooting Helps Chants Defeat Radford
Coastal Carolina defeated Radford 62-49 on Saturday, January 23rd to win its eighth contest at home and third straight in the Big South. The teams were neck-and-neck in the first as Coastal was only up by six, 26-20, going into the half. Radford came out of the locker room scoring seven straight, but superb 84- percent free throw shooting helped the Chants pull away from Radford. Sydnei Moss led the game by posting a double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds. Moss also went 11-for-12 from the line. Devin Rivers also had a good showing by shooting a perfect 4-for-4 from the field and 3-for-3 from the line, finishing with 11 points and five rebounds off the bench. Amanda Stull followed with nine points, going 2-for-4 from beyond the arc.
They Don’t Call Them “Free” Throws for Nothing
The Chanticleers show they can be a dangerous team from the free throw line during their three game stint at home against Winthrop Radford and Liberty. The Chanticleers have shot over 89 percent (39-for-44) in the three games. Sydnei Moss has gone 92 percent (22-for-24) from the line in three games. For the season, the Chanticleers are 69 percent from the line and 72 percent in conference play.
22 Seconds is all It Takes for Grochowski
Redshirt-junior Lauren Grochowski only played 22 seconds against Winthrop, but that is all it took for her to change the outcome of the game. With 18 seconds left in the game against Winthrop, Coastal found itself down by one point 55-54. Sydnei Moss got a rebound off of a missed free-throw and pushed it up the court to find Grochowski in the corner. Without taking a shot in over two hours, Grochowski swished a three-pointer that put the Chants up 57-55, and led them to their second Big South win, 59-57.
Double Time for Reynolds
Against Charleston Southern and Winthrop, senior Kendra Reynolds has posted two double-doubles. Against Charleston Southern and Winthrop, Reynolds tallied 10 points and 12 rebounds. Against Winthrop, Reynolds hit two free-throws with four seconds remaining in the game to seal the win for the Chanticleers. Reynolds and teammate Sydnei Moss leads the team by registering three double-doubles this season.
Chanticleers Get First Conference Win Over Charleston Southern
Coastal Carolina battled against Charleston Southern to get their first win in the Big South, 74-68 on Saturday, January 9 in Kimbel Arena. Despite the Chants having the lead the entire game, the Buccaneers kept things close by closing within one point with a minute and a half left in the game. Junior Sydnei Moss made a key jumper and free-throw to secure the win. Moss led Coastal by posting a double-double with a career-high 29 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Kendra Reynolds also tallied her first double-double of the season with 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Chanticleers Fall to High Point
Coastal Carolina couldn’t recover from a 15-0 High Point run in the first half, being defeated 79-39 and falling to 0-2 in Big South Conference play. The Chants struggled from the field, shooting 25.5 percent (13-of-51) while High Point shot 49.2 percent (31-of-63) in the game. High Point took advantage of 27 Coastal turnovers, scoring 31 points in off of the miscues and 18 points off fast breaks. Only sophomore Olivia Irick tallied double figures for the Chants with 10 points and four rebounds. Courtney Grambley made her first start of the season and tallyied0 six points, two rebounds, one block and one steal.
Coastal Drops Conference Opener to UNC Asheville
Coastal Carolina fell to UNC Asheville in the conference opener on Saturday, January 2, 59-48. The Bulldogs shot 80 percent from the free-throw line in the second half and 47 percent from the field in the game. The Chants only shot 40 percent from the stripe and 33.9 percent from the floor in the game. Sydnei Moss scored a game-high 20 points in the loss. Bulldogs’ Lindsey Montgomery posted a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Chanticleers Close 2009 with Win Over Elon
Coastal Carolina closed the regular season and the 2009 portion of the schedule with a win over Elon 61-49. For the first time this season, the Chanticleers were down in the first half by 12 points, 27-19, but battled their way back by holding the Phoenix scoreless for eight in a half minutes, going on a 11-0 run. Elizabeth Weaver sparked the Chants in the second half with two consecutive triples. Weaver finished the game scoring nine points, four rebounds and two assists in 13 second-half minutes. Sydnei Moss scored a game-high 18 points, while Amanda Stull followed with 11. Katie White had a career-night, posting career-highs with nine rebounds, six assists, five steals, and tying a career-high seven blocks. White finished the game with nine points.
Katie White sparked the Chanticleers since her return to action against Coker on Nov. 29 to Dec. 29 against Elon. White is averaging 6.3 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game. Doing what she does best, the 6-3 junior has averaged 3.3 blocks per game and boosting the team average to 3.8, which is a block per game more than the Chants were averaging before her return. Most recently, White had a career-night against Elon posting career-highs with nine rebounds, six assists, five steals, and tying a career-high seven blocks. White finished the game with nine points.
Coastal Gets Back on Track Against Savannah State
Despite being without starters Sydnei Moss and Devin Rivers, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers defeated Savannah State 57-41 on December 20 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The game also closed out the two-game series against the Tigers, with Coastal coming out on top in both. Junior Katie White stepped up for the Chants against the Tigers tying a career-high with 13 points. She also collected four boards and put away three blocks. Senior Kendra Reynolds scored a season-high 11 points and grabbed for nine boards. Earning her first start of the season, Olivia Irick posted 10 points and four rebounds.
UNC Wilmington Snaps a Five-Game Win Streak
The Chanticleers five-game win streak was snapped by UNC Wilmington on Tuesday, December 15, 70-40. The Chants were held to shooting 32 percent from the field and a season-low 53.8 percent from the stripe. Sydnei Moss had a team-high 12 points and four rebounds. This is not the first time Wilmington has been a spoiler for the Chants last season they handed Coastal their first home loss, and in 2007-08 UNCW broke the longest a seven-game win streak to start the season.
Stull’s Ranking in the NCAA
Coastal Carolina University women’s basketball senior guard Amanda Stull was ranked second in NCAA Division I for three-point field-goal percentage through games of Dec. 21. Stull has hit 59.5 percent (22-37) from beyond the arc and is averaging 2.0 triples a game. Stull spent two weeks in the number one spot with a 66.7 three-point average for the weeks of Dec. 6 and Dec. 13.
Coastal Gets Past Converse
Despite a sluggish first half, the Chanticleers boosted their play in the second half to defeat Converse, 65-47 on Sunday, December 13 in Kimbel Arena. Seniors Amanda Stull and Devin Rivers scored all but four of the Chanticleers’ 27 first-half points. Stull had a team-high 17 points. She also corralled six boards, snatched six steals, and handed out three assists. Rivers posted a career-high 15 points. Coming off the bench, Katie White grabbed nine rebounds and put away a season-high five blocks.
Chants Pull Through At Savannah State
Despite a rough night of 35.4 percent shooting, the Chanticleers relied on their defense and spectacular 91.7 percent free-throw shooting to win at Savannah State on Saturday, December 5, 49-35. Sydnei Moss tallied her first double-double of the season with a game-high 17 points and 10 rebounds. Moss also went a perfect 5-5 from the line, while Kendra Reynolds and Olivia Irick posted 100 percent from the stripe going 2-2. Katie Ahaus had a strong showing for the Chanticleers with 12 points and three rebounds. Coastal showed their toughness on the boards as they out rebounded the Tigers 36-29.
Chants Get Big Win Over College of Charleston
On Dec. 2, the Chanticleers outlasted in-state rival College of Charleston, 57-53. In the first half, the lead changed six times and the scored was tied three times. Coastal held on in the second half, but the Cougars never allowed the lead to grow to more than five points. Sydnei Moss hit a crucial jumper with 10 seconds left in the game that put the game away from the Cougars.
Coastal Defeats Coker for the 35th Time in History
The Chanticleers defeated Coker 81-46 on Sunday, Nov. 29 for the 35th time in the history of both programs. The Chanticleers have never lost to the Cobras. Sophomore guard Olivia Irick had the game-high in scoring with 16 points and taking away three steals. Also tallying double figures was Sydnei Moss with 14 points and Amanda Stull adding 13. Moss led the team in rebounding with seven as Devin Rivers corralled six boards.
Chants Take Third Place in Great Alaska Shootout
Coastal Carolina came in third place in the Great Alaska Shootout at Anchorage, Alaska on Nov. 24 and 25. The Chants fell in their first game to host Alaska Anchorage 89-47. The Seawolves shot 54.1 percent from the field, as Coastal was held to a 28.8 shooting percentage. Juniors Sydnei Moss and Jessica Noll led the Chanticleers with 10 points apiece, and Noll grabbed a team-high six rebounds.
In a much improved second game, the Chanticleers beat Western Carolina, 72-64. Moss had a team-high 17 points, while Katie Ahaus sparked the team by adding 14 points and three assists.
Ahaus Sparks the Chants over Western Carolina
Transfer junior Katie Ahaus was a main factor in the Chanticleers 72-64 win over the Western Carolina Catamounts. Ahaus scored 10 points in the first half . Ahaus continued her tough play by hitting a jumper that gave the Chanticleers the biggest lead of the game, 59-46, with eight minutes remaining in the second half. Ahaus was awarded the Carrs/Safeway Player of the Game.
Moss Named to All-Tournament Team
Junior Sydnei Moss was named to the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout All-Tournament Team after leading the Chanticleers in points both nights of play. Moss scored 10 points in the loss to Alaska Anchorage and scored 17 points in the win over Western Carolina. Moss also grabbed for 10 rebounds throughout the tournament.
No. 4 North Carolina Hands Chanticleers their First Loss
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers had a strong first half against the No. 4/4 ranked North Carolina on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The Chanticleers grabbed the lead in the first half at with six minutes left, 20-19. The Tar Heels got the lead back shortly after and kept it going into the half, 33-25. North Carolina came out in the second half scoring 17 unanswered points, which the Chanticleers could not answer. Redshirt-senior Elizabeth Weaver finished the game strong for the Chanticleers scoring a career-high 14 points. Sydnei Moss added 13 rebounds, and Devin Rivers finished with a season-high eight points and four rebounds.
Stull and Moss Duo Help the Chants Win at Campbell
Amanda Stull and Sydnei Moss combined for 45 points against Campbell on Nov. 16, 66-59. The two scored 68 percent of the points in the game for the Chanticleers. Stull had the game-high 23 points, while Moss followed with 22, tying her career high. Stull went 5-for-6 in the first half from behind the three-point arc, and Moss was perfect on eight crucial foul shots in the last three minutes of the game.
Stull Named Big South Women’s Basketball Player of the Week
Coastal Carolina University women’s basketball senior Amanda Stull garnered the Choice Hotels Big South Women’s Basketball of the Week for the week of Nov. 17. Stull averaged 21.0 points in two games played, shooting .577 percent from the field and .714 from beyond the arc. She also averaged 4.5 rebounds and 6.0 steals per game.
In the 89-20 win over Southern Virginia on Friday, Nov. 13, Stull had 19 points, shooting 5-for-6 from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the field. Stull dished out four assists, two blocks and grabbed a career-high eight steals. Stull continued her strong play in the 66-59 win at Campbell on Monday, Nov. 16 by shooting 5-for-6 from beyond the arc in the first half and totaling a game-high 23 points. Stull also grabbed eight rebounds and four steals.