Lady Chants open home hoops schedule with win

ccuwhoops-nccNaheria Hamilton recorded Coastal Carolina’s first double-double of the season, and three other Chants reached double figures in scoring as the women’s basketball team won its season home opener, 66-50, over North Carolina Central Tuesday night at the HTC Center.

Rachael Gregory led Coastal (1-1) in scoring with 17 points and, for the second straight game, missed a double-double opportunity by one rebound. Gregory’s nine boards followed only the 11 of Hamilton, who added 10 points for her first career double-double in only her second game in a Chanticleer uniform.

Jas Adams finished second in scoring with 12 points, and Yasmin Miller rounded out Coastal’s double figure scorers with 11 points, eight of which came in the first half.

The Chants finished the game on a high note, shooting 66.7 percent from the field as they retook a double-figure scoring advantage.

Coastal begins a two-game road swing this Saturday when it travels to Marshall for a 1 p.m. tip at the Cam Henderson Center.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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