Lady Chants suffer 43rd loss in a row to rival Lady Flames

ccuwhoops-libertyThe Coastal Carolina women’s basketball team lost its fifth straight game Thursday night and its 43rd in a row to its chief conference rival as the Chanticleers (7-7, 1-4) fell 66-47 to the visiting Liberty Flames (10-5, 6-0) at The HTC Center.

Coastal started the game well, outscoring Liberty 32-31 in the first half to earn its first halftime lead against the Flames since the teams met in the 2011 Big South Tournament. The Chants’ momentum did not carry over into the second half, however, and Liberty leaned on the game-leading 24 points from Karly Buer to seal the win.

The Flames had just two players score in double figures, as Mickayla Sanders tallied 15 points to trail Buer. Ashley Rininger and Jasmine Gardner co-led the Flames with seven rebounds apiece.

AJ Jordan led Coastal’s scoring efforts for the second consecutive game as the senior guard posted 13 points while shooting 5-13 from the field and 3-7 from the line. Ced Gibson followed closely with 12 points, and Jas Adams’ 10 points marked her second straight game in double figures.

Coastal’s forward trio of Anna Vogt, Alexis Robinson and Alira Mihocic grabbed six rebounds apiece to lead the squad. As a team, the Chants finished with 33 rebounds to Liberty’s 37, marking the first time this season that Coastal’s opposition has won the battle of the boards.

Liberty led for the majority of the first half, though the Chants never trailed by more than six points. Coastal eventually managed to level the scoreboard with 2:46 remaining in the first half after Gibson knocked down her lone 3-pointer of the contest, and the Chants took their first lead just under a minute later after Vogt rolled one in from the paint.

Buer’s 11th and 12th points of the half evened the score again, but two free throws and a jumper from Jordan gave the Chants a 32-28 lead with under a minute left. Sanders, however, made Liberty’s last possession of the half count as the sophomore drained a shot from distance to bring the Flames within one at the break.

Liberty came out hot in the second half, outscoring Coastal 15-3 in the period’s first 10 minutes. Unlike their last two games, the Chants were unable to muster a comeback attempt, and Liberty held Coastal to shooting just 20.8 percent from the floor in the half. At the other end, the Flames shot 94.1 percent from the charity stripe, converting 16 of their 17 second-half attempts.

The Chants will look to right the ship on Saturday as they remain at home to host the Presbyterian Blue Hose at 2 p.m. at The HTC Center.

Comments

comments

NMB's Ballard, MB's Coble reconnect at North-South

NMB's Ballard, MB's Coble reconnect at North-SouthA pair of former teammates and rivals joined forces for [more]

Pelicans fail to finish .500 after losing first-half finale

Pelicans fail to finish .500 after losing first-half finaleThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans dropped their final game of the [more]

Ibarrondo comes to rescue to rally first-place Mutiny

Ibarrondo comes to rescue to rally first-place Mutiny The Myrtle Beach Mutiny needed a wake-up call late Saturday [more]

Pelicans split twinbill with Mudcats, play finale today

Pelicans split twinbill with Mudcats, play finale todayAfter the Myrtle Beach Pelicans fell 2-1 to the Carolina [more]

CCU's Biermann, Lancaster make All-American squad

CCU's Biermann, Lancaster make All-American squadCoastal Carolina shortstop Seth Lancaster and designated hitter Zach Biermann [more]

Pelicans lose fifth straight, play doubleheader today

Pelicans lose fifth straight, play doubleheader todayVictor Diaz's seven strong innings for the Carolina Mudcats were [more]

All-County Boys Tennis: Johnson, MB duo top list

All-County Boys Tennis: Johnson, MB duo top listThe future looks bright for the sport of high school [more]

Hess carves his way to Team USA surfing nod

Hess carves his way to Team USA surfing nodCarter Hess carved his way to a spot on the [more]

Pelicans' bullpen spoils Thompson's perfect start

Pelicans' bullpen spoils Thompson's perfect startAfter Keegan Thompson was removed following seven perfect innings for [more]

Piggot feasts, scores four goals to lead Mutiny win

Piggot feasts, scores four goals to lead Mutiny winThe Myrtle Beach Mutiny rolled to a 6-0 victory over [more]

CCU trio makes all-region; Lancaster an All-American

CCU trio makes all-region; Lancaster an All-AmericanCoastal Carolina shortstop Seth Lancaster was named to the Perfect [more]

Braves' icons Avery, Jones to appear at Pelicans game

Braves' icons Avery, Jones to appear at Pelicans gameThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans will welcome former MLB All-Stars and [more]

Coastal guard Labinowicz announces plan to transfer

Coastal guard Labinowicz announces plan to transferCoastal Carolina University men's basketball player Artur Labinowicz plans to [more]

Report: Myrtle Beach Bowl 'near lock' for 2020 kickoff

Report: Myrtle Beach Bowl 'near lock' for 2020 kickoffIn yet another development in the Grand Strand's booming sports [more]

Adaptive surfers depart for US Surfing Championship

Adaptive surfers depart for US Surfing ChampionshipLocal surfers, volunteers, and family members gathered at the Charleston [more]

All-County Boys Golf: MB's Jarman trades bat for club

All-County Boys Golf: MB's Jarman trades bat for clubIf things had worked out differently, Myrtle Beach High senior [more]

Gamecocks' season ends one win shy of Omaha

Gamecocks' season ends one win shy of OmahaThe University of South Carolina baseball team saw its season [more]

Pelicans' Ademan, Pereda, Peyton make all-star team

Pelicans' Ademan, Pereda, Peyton make all-star teamMyrtle Beach catcher Jhonny Pereda, right-hander Tyler Peyton and infielder [more]

Johnson wins at St. Jude, recaptures No. 1 ranking

Johnson wins at St. Jude, recaptures No. 1 rankingFormer Coastal Carolina two-time All-American and Myrtle Beach resident Dustin [more]

Gamecocks slam their way into final game with Hogs

Gamecocks slam their way into final game with HogsThe South Carolina baseball team scored five runs in the [more]

Pelicans win ninth straight, make late run at first place

Pelicans win ninth straight, make late run at first placeThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans racked up their ninth straight win [more]

All-County Girls Soccer: Gordon nets record, POY

All-County Girls Soccer: Gordon nets record, POYBlair Mueller remembers her first day on the job as [more]

Pelicans hammer their way to eighth straight victory

Pelicans hammer their way to eighth straight victoryKevonte Mitchell lashed three extra-base hits and the Myrtle Beach [more]

Gamecocks drop opener, face elimination Sunday

Gamecocks drop opener, face elimination SundayArkansas scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh [more]

Pelicans extend win streak to seven in walk-off thriller

Pelicans extend win streak to seven in walk-off thrillerAramis Ademan tied the game with a three-run home run [more]

NMB's Ballard, MB's Coble reconnect at North-South

NMB's Ballard, MB's Coble reconnect at North-SouthA pair of former teammates and rivals joined forces for [more]

Pelicans fail to finish .500 after losing first-half finale

Pelicans fail to finish .500 after losing first-half finaleThe Myrtle Beach Pelicans dropped their final game of the [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2018 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach