Nov. 11, 2010
Coastal Carolina (0-0) vs. Southern Virginia (0-0)
Friday | 11.12.10 | 5:00 p.m.
Conway, S.C. | Kimbel Arena
Coastal Carolina WBB Notes (vs Southern Viginia) in PDF Format
Chanticleers in Season Openers
Coastal Carolina is 19-17 all-time in season openers and has won all of its last 11 lid lifters. Under Head Coach Alan LeForce, Coastal Carolina is 11-2 in season openers. Last season, the Chanticleers beat Southern Virginia by a wide 89-20 margin. Former standout Amanda Stull led all scores with 19 in the contest.
The Chanticleers and the Knights will meet for the sixth consecutive season on Friday with Coastal taking last season's match up by a 89-20 final score. Southern Virginia has yet to break the 50 point barrier in any of the five contests being outscored by and average of 48.6 points per game in the losses.
Syd- The Kid
Senior Sydnei Moss is three points shy of becoming the 11th member of the 1,000 point club in Coastal Carolina history. Moss averaged 15.4 ppg last season earning second team All-Big South honors along the way. This season Moss has been named to the preseason All-Big South team. Moss also recorded five double-doubles during the 2009-10 campaign.
Rejection- Over and Over Again
Senior Katie White enters the season as one of the most prominent shot blockers in Big South Conference history. White currently ranks ninth all-time in the conference with 142 career blocks after posting a 54 last season. Her 2.3 blocks per game as a junior ranked 22nd in the NCAA, second in the Big South, and third on the Coastal Carolina single season list.
Oh Captain, My Captain
The 2010-11 Chants will be led by five seniors Katie Ahaus, Sydnei Moss, Katie White, Jessica Noll, and Lauren Grochowski. Moss, White, and Noll are entering their fourth year at Coastal, while Grochowski is a fifth year senior after taking a medical red-shirt during the 2006-07 season and Ahaus is in her second after transferring from Vincennes University.
The Chanticleers welcome six newcomers as five freshmen and a junior college transfer will make their debuts for Coastal this season. Kira Carter will be looked at for an immediate impact as she averaged 16.7 points per game last season at Wabash Valley College. Freshmen Kayla Cook, Katelyn Connor, Angelica Henry, Shanika Maddox, and Alexx Puckett make up the athletic freshmen class.
May LeForce Be With You
Head coach Alan LeForce enters his 14th season at the helm of the Chanticleers. LeForce comes into the season sporting a 192-177 record at Coastal and a 432-357 career record. LeForce is the only coach in NCAA Division I history to win 100+ games on both the men's and women's side.
The Knights of Southern Virginia
The Southern Virginia Knights enter Kimbel arena having dropped their season and home opener to Milligan on Tuesday, Nov. 9. The 74-67 setback saw the Knights unable to maintain a four point half time lead as Milligan outscored the Knights by 11 in the second half.
SVU will have little time to dwell on the loss, as the team hits the road Nov. 10 for a match up with Virginia Intermont before playing the Chanticleers.
Good Bye Kimbel
The 2010-2011 season marks the final season the Coastal Carolina basketball will call Kimbel Arena home as the programs will move into the new Convocation Center next fall. The 1,039 seat Kimbel Arena has been the home of the Chanticleers since 1972. The Convocation Center will seat more than 3,600 fans for basketball and volleyball and more than 4,000 for graduation and other special events. It will also house offices and locker rooms for the men's and women's basketball and volleyball programs.