MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. UNCW guard Jennifer Kapper scored 15 points, to help led a balanced Lady Seahawk attack, as UNCW defeated Coastal Carolina, 87-55, Friday night at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
Coastal (4-3) got off to a fast start, outscoring UNCW, 21-8 in the first 9:18 of the first half. Junior guard Nikki Reddick led the Lady Chant run with nine points.
However, UNCW (7-0) would go on a 15-0 run over the next 7:51 to take the lead at 23-21. Senior Molly Meeks would make a three-pointer to give CCU the lead again at 24-23 with 3:39 remaining in the first half. But that would be the last time CCU saw the lead, as the Lady Seahawks outscored Coastal, 12-6 to finish the first half, and take a 35-30 lead into halftime.
UNCW put the game away early in the second half, as the Lady Seahawks went on a 15-7 run in the first 6:13 to extend its lead to 50-37.
In the second half, UNC Wilmington shot a blistering 61.1 percent from the floor, while holding Coastal Carolina to 29.6 percent.
Coastal was led by Reddick who poured in 19 points, while grabbing seven rebounds. Courtney Brown added 12 for CCU.
The Lady Chants will return to the court, after a eight-day Christmas Break to face Furman, Dec. 29 in Greenville, S.C. at 6:15. The game will be shown on Comcast / Charter Sports Southeast (CSS).