Women's Hoops Returns to Action on Saturday

Coastal seeks to start Big South play with a 2-0 record for the second straight season.


Alexx Puckett

Dec. 28, 2012

Coastal Carolina (6-5, 1-0 Big South)
Presbyterian College (6-6, 1-0 Big South)
Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 | 2 p.m.
Clinton, S.C. | Ross E. Templeton Center (2,500)

2012-13 Coastal Carolina Women's Basketball Game Notes at Presbyterian College Get Acrobat Reader

The Last Meeting
Coastal Carolina52
March 2, 2012
Clinton, S.C.
Chanticleers Drop Close Game at PC
Despite having three players in double-figures, the Coastal Carolina women's basketball team was unable to overcome a 10-point second half deficit as Presbyterian College held on the defeat the Chanticleers 56-52 on Friday evening.

CONWAY - After a nine-day hiatus the Coastal Carolina women's basketball team returns to the court on Saturday to resume Big South Conference play. The Chanticleers face off against Presbyterian College at the Blue Hose's Ross E. Templeton Center at 2 p.m.

TV: None
Broadcast: The Coastal Carolina - Presbyterian College game can be heard live on GoCCUSports.com with Chris Burgin on the call.
Online Audio Link: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/coastal.portal#
Live Stats: Available at GoBlueHose.com
Video Stream: Big South Network

Series Breakdown
Series: Coastal Carolina leads 14-8
Streak: Lost 1
Last 10: 5-5
Last Meeting: Coastal Carolina and Presbyterian College last met on March 2, 2012, with the Blue Hose claiming a 56-52 victory on their home court.

Starting Five
• The Chanticleers look to snap their three game losing skid and improve on their 6-5 record.
• Through 11 games, two Chanticleers average 10-plus points per game -- Shatia Cole (12.0) and Angelica Henry (11.3).
• Coastal Carolina seeks its second straight season with a 2-0 start to Big South play and third since the 2007-08 season.
• Coastal's guard combo of Shatia Cole, Angelica Henry and AJ Jordan have accounted for 364 of the Chants' 653 points (55.7 percent) this season.
• The Chants have already recorded four of double-doubles on the season, compared to only four all of last year.

Fast Breaks

The Chants and The Blue Hose
Coastal Carolina and Presbyterian College have met 22 previous times on the hardwood with the Chanticleers claiming wins in 14 of those contests. The sides played two tightly contested games last season with each team winning on its home floor.

A Look At Presbyterian College
Presbyterian College enters the game with a 6-6 overall record and 1-0 mark in Big South play. The Blue Hose posted a 53-49 victory at Central Florida in their last contest as guard Dria David led the way with 21 points.

The Blue Hose are paced offensively by David's 10.8 and Karlee Taylor's 10.4 points per game. Shonda Burnside leads the charge on the boards, averaging 5.2 per outing.

Puckett Notches Career-High
Forward Alexx Puckett turned in a career-high in the points category against North Florida on Dec. 19. The Indianapolis, Ind., native score 14 points on 6-of-11 from the floor, including 1-of-1 from beyond the arc. Not known for her long-range shot coming into the season, Puckett has added a great stroke from 3-point land to her game. The junior doesn't attempt many treys, but when she does they fall. She is currently a perfect 6-of-6 from deep on the season.

On This Date
Coastal Carolina holds a 4-8 all-time record in games played on Dec. 29. The Chants first played on Dec. 29 during the 1988-89 season, falling 59-62 at Central Florida. Coastal has won its last two games played on Dec. 29, defeating USC Upstate 61-56 in 2011 and Elon 61-49 in 2009. Coastal is 4-5 on Dec. 18 during the LeForce era.



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