Lady Chants crush UNCA

For the fourth time this season Coastal Carolina had four players score in double figures as the Chanticleers handily dispatched UNC Asheville, 74-58, to pick up their second straight win on Monday evening.

The win brings Coastal’s record to 5-6 in Big South play and 12-8 overall. UNC Asheville falls to 7-15 overall and 3-8 in the Big South.

Senior Taylor Epley helped lead Coastal as she poured in a career-high and game-high tying 15 points on an impressive 7-of-10 from the field.  Freshman Shatia Cole equaled Epley with 15 points, including 13 in the second half.  Olivia Irick finished with 12 points and Kayla Cook contributed 10.  Asheville was paced by Manley Gentry’s 14 points and Kelli Riles 13 rebounds.

“The ladies played well tonight,” said head coach Alan LeForce.  “We started the game making four of our first five shots and that gave us confidence for the rest of the game.  Taylor Epley had a great game tonight, so did Shatia Cole and Olivia Irick.  We can be a dangerous team when those three players are having a good night and are making shots.

“We also played a smart game and only turned the ball over nine times.  When teams don’t give the ball away they can be very hard to beat and we proved that tonight.”

Asheville’s Gentry Manley opened the scoring in the second half as she sank two freebies; however, the Chanticleers took over the next three minutes as they put together a 9-2 run to take a 15-point lead.  Irick started the run with an old-fashioned three-point point play. Kira Carter then drilled a trey from the left wing and Irick matched her with a 3-pointer of her own on the ensuing possession.

Asheville then used an 18-10 run over the next 8:29 to draw within seven of the Chants.  However, the Bulldogs would be unable to take advantage of Coastal’s misfires over the following three minutes as neither team scored.  Courtney Grambley finally broke the scoring drought with two free throws at the 6:45 mark.

Cole and Irick combined for Coastal’s next nine points to put the game out of reach.  Cole started things off with a steal that she took coast-to-coast for an easy layup.  The freshman then fed a great pass to a cutting Irick who finished in the paint.  On the Chants’ next possession, Irick returned the favor assisting Cole on a layup.  The Myrtle Beach native then iced away the game with a three-point play with 4:08 remaining to put Coastal back on top by 16 at 66-50.

Epley capped Coastal’s victory with three baskets over the final three minutes to account for six of the Chants’ final eight points.

The Chants started the game fast as they made four of their first five shot attempts to take an early 8-2 lead.  Carter then sank her third shot of the game and Grambley connected on a mid-range jumper and a three, her second of the season, to push Coastal out to a 15-4 lead just 6:23 into the game.

Taylor Epley scored Coastal’s next five points on an 18-foot jumper and a three from near the top of the arc.  Guards Cook and Cole then sank five straight free throws after being fouled on fast break opportunities.  AJ Jordan capped the Chanticleers’ 12-6 scoring streak with her first jumper of the night.

Asheville then reeled off six straight points to cut Coastal’s advantage to 11, but a Cook triple slowed the Bulldogs’ momentum.  Asheville’s Kelli Riles accounted for four of her team’s next eight points as the Bulldogs’ used an 8-2 run to chip away the Chanticleer lead to seven at 32-25 with 1:38 remaining in the half.  The Chants would close the half on a 4-1 run to take a 10-point lead, 36-26, into the locker rooms.

For the game, Coastal Carolina shot 27-of-57 (47.4 percent) and outscored UNC Asheville 17-10 in points off turnovers.  UNC Asheville shot 22-of-50 (44.0 percent) from the floor for the game and held a 26-20 advantage in points in the paint.

Coastal returns to the hardwood on Saturday at Radford.  Tipoff from the Highlanders’ Dedmon Center is scheduled for 3 p.m.

Comments

comments

Chanticleers, Gamecocks meet in '18 season opener

Chanticleers, Gamecocks meet in '18 season openerThe Coastal Carolina University football team will open the 2018 [more]

Villanueva becomes latest ex-Pelican to make majors

Villanueva becomes latest ex-Pelican to make majorsFormer Myrtle Beach Pelicans infielder Christian Villanueva made his major [more]

Lady Chiefs sweep season series vs. West Brunswick

Lady Chiefs sweep season series vs. West BrunswickThe North Myrtle Beach High volleyball team made sure that [more]

CCU golf fourth, Obecny second at VCU Shootout

CCU golf fourth, Obecny second at VCU ShootoutThe Coastal Carolina men’s golf team shot a 3-under par [more]

St. James takes runner-up at Lady Patriot Invitational

St. James takes runner-up at Lady Patriot InvitationalThe St. James High girls golf team went toe-to-toe with [more]

Photos: No TDs but loads of fun at Panthers' debut

Photos: No TDs but loads of fun at Panthers' debutA sellout crowd enjoyed the Carolina Panthers' 2017 home opener [more]

Lady Chants bounce back to claim first Sun Belt win

Lady Chants bounce back to claim first Sun Belt winCoastal Carolina women's soccer team got back in the win [more]

Carolina Forest swimmers win Socastee Invitational

Carolina Forest swimmers win Socastee InvitationalThe Carolina Forest swimming teams continued their successful seasons by [more]

CCU's comeback bid falls short in road loss to UAB

CCU's comeback bid falls short in road loss to UABCoastal Carolina scored 18 second-half points and only allowed 116 [more]

Chants open Sun Belt title defense with loss to GSU

Chants open Sun Belt title defense with loss to GSUCoastal Carolina began defense of its 2016 Sun Belt Championship [more]

NMB shows it's for 'Reel' with blowout of Socastee

NMB shows it's for 'Reel' with blowout of SocasteeIn a highly anticipated showdown between undefeated North Myrtle Beach [more]

Seahawks' D bounces back by pouncing on Panthers

Seahawks' D bounces back by pouncing on PanthersWill the real Myrtle Beach High defense please stand up? [more]

Sharks let one slip away as Bulldogs feast on fumbles

Sharks let one slip away as Bulldogs feast on fumblesOne week after pulling off an amazing comeback win, the [more]

Christian Academy works overtime to earn wild win

Christian Academy works overtime to earn wild winOn a big Friday night for public school football on [more]

Volleyball: MB wins home debut; Panthers sweep SF

Volleyball: MB wins home debut; Panthers sweep SFThe Myrtle Beach High volleyball team finally got the opportunity [more]

Golf: Panthers move to 4-0; Sharks roll past Seahawks

Golf: Panthers move to 4-0; Sharks roll past Seahawks Carolina Forest's Sami Spencer shot a career-best 3-under-par 33 to [more]

Lady Chiefs run away with big win over county rivals

Lady Chiefs run away with big win over county rivalsThe North Myrtle Beach High girls cross country team took [more]

Volleyball: Sharks prevail; Tomlin nets triple-double

Volleyball: Sharks prevail; Tomlin nets triple-doubleNo stranger to triple-doubles on the basketball court, Carolina Forest's [more]

Week 5 Previews & Picks: Local rivalries mark lineup

Week 5 Previews & Picks: Local rivalries mark lineupSo far WPDE TV and sister station CW 21's foray [more]

Saints volleyball gears up for another state title run

Saints volleyball gears up for another state title runFollowing a surprising run to the SCISA Class AA state [more]

Seahawks-Panthers game postponed to Friday night

Seahawks-Panthers game postponed to Friday nightThursday's televised contest between the Myrtle Beach and Carolina Forest [more]

Coastal learns kickoff, TV times for next two games

Coastal learns kickoff, TV times for next two gamesThe Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics announced today its start [more]

CCU's Hardeman retains Sun Belt offensive honor

CCU's Hardeman retains Sun Belt offensive honorSenior outside hitter Leah Hardeman has been named the Sun [more]

Photo Gallery: Ideal starts for Braves, Chiefs, Tigers

Photo Gallery: Ideal starts for Braves, Chiefs, Tigers"Undefeated!" It's something not many high school football teams can [more]

Clemson defense comes to rescue in win over Auburn

Clemson defense comes to rescue in win over AuburnPowered by a defense that sacked Auburn’s quarterback 11 times, [more]

Chanticleers, Gamecocks meet in '18 season opener

Chanticleers, Gamecocks meet in '18 season openerThe Coastal Carolina University football team will open the 2018 [more]

Villanueva becomes latest ex-Pelican to make majors

Villanueva becomes latest ex-Pelican to make majorsFormer Myrtle Beach Pelicans infielder Christian Villanueva made his major [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2017 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach