CONWAY, S.C. Junior Nikki Reddick scored a game-high 24 points, along with five rebounds, five steals and five assists, while junior Cyndie Troutman added a career-high 15 points off the bench, as the Coastal Carolina women's basketball team defeated East Tennessee State, 72-62, Wednesday evening in Kimbel Arena.
Reddick connected on 7-of-18 shots from the floor, including 3-of-7 from three point land, while Troutman finished 4-of-8 from the floor and 7-of-10 from the foul line, in posting her first double figure scoring game of her career. ETSU (2-6) was led by Tiffani Mayes who had 12 points, along with ten rebounds and three blocks.
Trailing 42-37 with 16:40 to play, Troutman would help ignite a 12-6 Lady Chant run, with eight points, as Coastal re-took the lead for good at 49-48 with 10:28 remaining.
Despite the loss, ETSU controlled the boards, outrebounding Coastal, 55-34 on the evening.
The Lady Chants were 8-of-16 from "the land of three", while ETSU was 0-of-10.
" I thought the 11-day layoff really affected us tonight", said head coach Alan LeForce. "All night we were really out of sync. We didn't pass the ball well or shoot well from the foul line."
Coastal Carolina (4-2) will next face UNC Wilmington, Friday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center at 7 p.m., while ETSU hosts UNC Asheville on Dec. 30 in Johnson City.