April 28, 2014
CONWAY - The goal of the 2013-14 Coastal Carolina University women's basketball team under first-year head coach Jaida Williams was to change the program's culture and implement "The Blueprint" of winning. While the Chanticleers' overall record may have only improved by a game, Williams dramatically altered the direction of the women's basketball program for the better.
Coastal Carolina finished the season 15-16 overall and 10-10 in Big South Conference play. The Chants closed the regular season with a 14-15 overall mark, earning the No. 6 seed in the 2014 VisitMyrtleBeach.com Big South Basketball Championship. In the tournament, Coastal defeated No. 11 seed Charleston Southern 106-71 before falling to eventual champion Winthrop in the quarterfinal round.
In 2013-14, Williams engineered a seismic shift in the program behind the highest scoring offense in school history fueled by an up-tempo attack, as well as an aggressive, rebounding philosophy. Along the way, the Chanticleers set a slew of school records and earned a number of awards and honors.
Highlights from the Chanticleers' 2013-14 season:
Program record for total points with 2,230
Program record for scoring average with 71.9 points per game
Program record for total rebounds with 1,287
Second on the CCU all-time list with 807 total field goals
Second on the CCU all-time list with an average of 41.5 rebounds per game
Second on the CCU all-time list with a free throw percentage of 74.2
Third on the CCU all-time list with 164 made 3-pointers
Set program record for margin of victory in a regular season conference game with a 30-point win at Longwood (83-53)
Set program record for margin of victory in a Big South Tournament game with a 35-point win over Charleston Southern (106-71)
Set program record for best start to conference play with a 4-0 record
Tied the 1993-94 team for the most conference wins in program history with 10 Set the Big South Tournament record with 106 points against Charleston Southern
Tied the Big South Tournament record for points in a half with 54 first-half points against Charleston Southern
Set the Big South Tournament record with a 63.3 shooting percentage (38-of-60) against Charleston Southern
Angelica Henry recorded the first triple-double in program history with 30 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in the opening round of the Big South Tournament against Charleston Southern
Angelica Henry, Alexx Puckett and AJ Jordan became the first trio of teammates to score 20-plus points in a Big South Tournament game
Angelica Henry became the 12th Chanticleer to reach the 1,000 point mark, finishing her career with 1,021 points
The Coastal backcourt of AJ Jordan, Angelica Henry and Karsen Sims earned All-Big South Conference recognition. Jordan was included on the All-Big South first team and All-Academic Team rosters, while Henry garnered honorable mention honors. Sims was named a member of the All-Freshman Team.