Lady Chants beat Georgia State in Sun Belt tourney

The seventh-seeded Coastal Carolina women’s basketball team ran away with a 74-55 win over No. 10 Georgia State in Tuesday’s first round of the 2018 Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Championship from Lakefront Arena in New Orleans.

Coastal (17-13) advances to Thursday’s quarterfinal round, where it will face No. 2 Texas State (21-8) at 5 p.m. (CT). Georgia State ends its season with an 8-22 overall record.

Tuesday’s game was similar to the first time these teams met this season on Jan. 13. In the first matchup, Coastal claimed a double-digit lead at halftime after outscoring GSU 18-5 in the second quarter. This time around, the Chants outscored the Panthers 22-6 in the second quarter to lead by 15 points at the break. Coastal held onto its double-figure lead for the remainder of regulation as it closed out the win.

Five Chants scored in double figures in the winning effort, with Jas Adams’ 16 points leading the way. Her team-leading performance moved her into 11th place among Coastal’s all-time career scorers with 1,184 points.

Kaylin West scored 15 points, followed by Breelyn Blanding with 13. Janae Camp had a career night with 11 points, and Naheria Hamilton collected her ninth double-double of the season with 10 points and a game-high 15 rebounds.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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