Women's Basketball Takes on Western Carolina in the Consolation Game of the Great Alaska Shootout

This meeting marks the first time these two teams have met since the 2000-01 season.


Junior Jessica Noll scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds against Alaska Anchorage

Junior Jessica Noll scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds against Alaska Anchorage

Nov. 25, 2009

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Opening Tip
Coastal Carolina (2-2, 0-0 Big South) will play in the consolation game against Western Carolina (1-3, 1-0) to complete the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout. The Chanticleers fell to host Alaska Anchorage, 89-47 in the first game of the shootout on Tuesday, Nov. 24, and the Catamounts fell to Cincinnati 67-54. Western Carolina leads the all-time series against the Chanticleers 6-2.

Scouting Western Carolina
Head Coach Karen Middleton was named the 10th women's basketball coach in the spring of 2009, and has led the Catamounts to a current 1-3 record. The defending Southern Conference Tournament champions, has started with a pair of road losses to Richmond (65-42) and East Carolina (70-59) before taking on conference-for Wofford, where Middleton earned her first win at home, 71-65 on Friday, Nov. 20. In the first game of the Great Alaska Shootout, the Catamounts fell to Cincinnati 67-64. Sophomore guard Kaila'Shea Menendez tied a career-high 20 points and junior Emily Clark tallied 14 points in the loss. Leading the 2009-10 Catamounts are 5-8 Jr. guard Kendra Carroll who is averaging 12.0 ppg.

Series vs. Western Carolina
The Catamounts lead the Chanticleers in the series 6-2. Under Head Coach Alan LeForce the two teams have only met twice and the Catamounts came out on top for both. In their most recent meeting the Catamounts came out on top 69-51 in 2000-01 season.

Last Time Out: Chants Lose First Game in Alaska Shootout to Host Alaska Anchorage
The Coastal Carolina University women's basketball dropped its first game in the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska shootout to host Alaska Anchorage 89-47 on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at Sullivan Arena. The Seawolves posted four players in double figures with Miller scoring with a game-high 24 points. Alaska Anchorage shot 54 percent from the field. They out rebounded the Chants 35-33. Sydnei Moss and Jessica Noll scored a team-high 10 points, and Olivia Irick added nine points. Noll grabbed a team-high six rebounds and Taylor Epley had a career-high five. The loss brings the Chants to 2-2 in the season, and is its first loss to a Division II school since 2004-05 against Anderson 77-74.