Lady Chanticleers go cold on road in loss to Radford

Radford took advantage of two extended Coastal Carolina scoreless droughts and 22 turnovers to down the Chanticleers, 55-43, on Saturday at the Dedmon Center.

The loss drops Coastal to 12-9 (5-7 Big South) on the season as the victory improves Radford to 13-10 overall (7-5 Big South) and extends the Highlanders winning streak to six.

Coastal senior Olivia Irick led all scorers with 18 points on 6-of-15 from the field, including 4-of-9 from beyond the arc, to go along with her seven boards and two assists.  Ashley Buckhannon paced Radford with 14 points as Da’Naria Erwin Spencer, a four-time Big South Player of the Week award winner, poured in 10.

Irick opened the scoring in the game as she knocked down a 15-foot jumper on the Chants’ first possession.  However, Radford reeled off seven straight points, all coming off Coastal turnovers, to take the early lead.  The Chanticleers would not score in the ensuing six minutes, but rallied with a quick 6-2 run to pull with one of Radford at 9-8.

Unfortunately, the Chanticleers would endure another extended scoring drought.  This time, the Highlanders took full advantage of Coastal’s 8:08 scoreless stretch and built a 21-8 advantage before Taylor Epley sank a shot with 4:47 to play before the intermission. Radford would score six more points in the half to take a 27-10 advantage into the locker rooms.

The Highlanders forced 16 Coastal first half turnovers which they promptly turned into 18 points.  Radford also commanded the paint in the half; tallying an 18-2 advantage in points in the paint and a 23-19 rebounding advantage.

Coastal came out shooting in the early stages of the second half as senior guards Irick and Kira Carter combined for an early 9-2 run.  Irick sank back-to-back triples on Coastal’s first two possessions of the half before Carter capped the run with a trey of her own from the right wing.  Radford immediately responded with a 9-0 run of its own over the next five minutes to take a 41-19 lead with 12:10 remaining.

The Chants methodically cut into the Radford lead over the next 8:45 drawing within 15 point at 50-35 with 3:39 to play.  A Savanah Pippin jumper closed the gap to 13 a few possessions later, but Coastal was unable to force a stop on the defensive end and make a final run at the homestanding Highlanders.  Irick’s career-high tying fourth 3-pointer of the game with 26 seconds remaining provided the final 55-43 score.

For the game, Coastal Carolina shot 15-of-55 (27.8 percent) and outscored Radford 12-7 in second chance points. Radford shot 22-of-58 (37.9 percent) from the floor for the game and held a commanding 22-6 advantage in points in the paint.

Shatia Cole, Coastal’s reigning Big South Freshman of the Week honoree, left the game after three minutes of play and did not return.

Coastal Carolina continues its road trip on Monday, Feb. 13 at Liberty. Tipoff from the Lady Flames’ Vines Center is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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