Chants Face First Road Test at Western Carolina on Tuesday

Coastal has won its last six road openers.


Kayla Cook scored a career-high 12 points vs. St. Andrews.

Kayla Cook scored a career-high 12 points vs. St. Andrews.

Nov. 21, 2011

2011-12 Coastal Carolina Women's Basketball Game Notes vs. Western Carolina

Coastal Carolina (3-0, 0-0 Big South)
Western Carolina (3-1, 0-0 Southern)
Tuesday, November 22 | 7 p.m.
Cullowhee, N.C. | Ramsey Regional Athletic Center Arena

CONWAY - Coastal Carolina women's basketball takes to the road for the first time this season as the Chanticleers take on Western Carolina at the Ramsey Regional Athletic Center in Cullowhee, N.C. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m.

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Series Breakdown
Series: Coastal trails 3-5
Streak: Win 1
Last 10: Coastal is 3-5
Last Meeting: Coastal won the last meeting 72-64 at the Great Alaska Shootout on Nov. 25, 2009.

The Roosters and the Cats
Coastal Carolina and Western Carolina have met on the hardwood eight times since the 1986-87 season with the Catamounts holding a 3-5 edge in the series. The sides last squared off during the 2009-10 season at the Great Alaska Shootout with Coastal claiming a 72-64 victory in both teams’ final game of the tournament. The teams, seperated by only 256 miles, traveled a grand total of 6,896 miles (3,558 for Coastal Carolina and 3,338 miles for Western Carolina) to play the game.

Chants Looking For 4-0
Coastal is seeking its first 4-0 start to the season since the 2008-09 squad opened 4-0 en route to a 16-14 overall mark.

Common Opponents
Coastal and Western will share four common opponents this season. The Chanticleers played and defeated Southern Conference member College of Cahrleston (59-36). The Catamounts have played three Big South Conference institutions besting Charleston Southern (69-65) and UNC Asheville (65-53) before falling to Campbell (43-59).

The Opening Tip
The Highs vs. The Knights
The Chanticleers turned in a plethora of career single game-highs in the 90-42 rout of St. Andrews.
Olivia Irick
• Season-high 17 points, five made field goals, four made free throws and three made triples
Kayla Cook
• Career-high 12 points, six made baskets and nine rebounds Courtney Grambley
• Career-high tying two blocks
Kira Carter
• Career-high three triples
Angelica Henry
• Career-high eight assists and a career-high tying four field goals
Katelyn Connor
• First career three pointer made and attempted

Three in Double-Figures
For the second time in three games a trio of Chants turned in double digit scoring performances against St. Andrews. Olivia Irick scored 17 points to lead the trio as Shatia Cole chipped in 14 and Kayla Cook recorded a career-high 12 points. Cole (19 points), AJ Jordan (18 points) and Shanika Maddox (10 points) each scored 10+ points in the season-opening win over Southern Virginia.

Dominate Bench
Through three games Coastal Carolina’s bench personnel has out scored its opponents 107-36. The bench’s most dominate performance came in the season opener as nine reserves combined to best their counterparts 49-15. Not to be outdone the, Chants starting lineup hold a +15 scoring margin.
Bench Scoring by Game
Coastal: 41 Southern Virginia: 16
Coastal: 17 College of Charleston: 5
Coastal: 49 St. Andrews: 15