Lady Chants come up short on the road to SC State

South Carolina State shot 48.6 percent in the first half and 42.2 percent for the game to hand Coastal its second loss in the three days by a final of 78-55 on Tuesday evening at the Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center in Orangeburg.

Coastal (6-4, 1-0 Big South) was paced by Kayla Cook’s season-high 14 points, including 10 straight in the second half, on 5-of-8 from the field and 2-of-3 from beyond the arc. Alexx Puckett posted Coastal’s fourth double-double of the season, finishing with 13 points and 11 boards. Katelyn Connor joined Cook and Puckett in double figures with 10 points.

SC State (8-2) also had three scored in double digits with Cabriel Duren leading the way with 15 points, while Kourtney Williams and Tiara Knotts chipped in 12 and 11 points, respectively.

The homestanding Bulldogs used an aggressive full-court pressure defense to force the Chanticleers into 19 turnovers. SC State scored 23 points off the Coastal errors, including several pull-up treys from Knotts.

SC State opened on an 18-10 run over the initial five minutes of the game with numerous baskets coming on fast-break layups following Coastal Carolina turnovers.  The Bulldogs then reeled off a 24-8 run over the next 10 minutes leading into the under-4 media timeout. During the run SC State knocked down a pair of threes and seven easy points from the charity stripe.

The final four minutes of the first half saw DJ Hunter sink a pair from the line and Puckett hit a jumper; however, the Bulldogs scored three from the free-throw line and sank two easy baskets in the paint to take a 49-22  lead into the intermission.

SC State shot 48.6 percent (18-of-37) from the field in the first half to post the highest single half percentage by a Chanticleer opponent this season. The Bulldogs also took advantage of their aggression to get into the lane, scoring 26 of their 34 total points in the paint in the first half.

The Chants refused to go away quietly in the second half, outscoring SC State 33-29 over the final 20 minutes of play. Coastal posted a 12-5 run over the initial seven minutes of the second stanza to cut the deficit to 20 points with 12:26 to play.  SC State responded with 17-6 run over the ensuing 4:07 to take their largest lead of the game at 71-40.

Cook then sank her two 3-pointers and Connor scored two baskets in the paint to draw the Chanticleers back to within 19 points. The Bulldogs followed by finishing the game on a 7-3 spurt to account for the 78-55 final score.

Coastal finished the game shooting 29.4 percent (20-of-68) from the field and 37.5 percent (6-of-16) from deep. SC State sank 27-of-64 shots for a 42.2 percentage.  The teams matched one another with 44 rebounds apiece.

Coastal Carolina takes on North Florida in its annual appearance in the Carolinas Challenge at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Wednesday. Tipoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.

Comments

comments

Saints go down swinging; Green caps stellar career

Saints go down swinging; Green caps stellar careerThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team saw [more]

CCU men lose to Eagles; Lady Chants win at buzzer

CCU men lose to Eagles; Lady Chants win at buzzerSenior forward Zac Cuthbertson and freshman point guard DeVante Jones [more]

Boys Hoops: Saints reach state semis; Tigers ousted

Boys Hoops: Saints reach state semis; Tigers oustedThe Conway High boys basketball team's record-setting season came to [more]

Chants hammer Seahawks to stay perfect on season

Chants hammer Seahawks to stay perfect on seasonNo. 19 Coastal Carolina flew out to an early 5-0 [more]

Morgan, Steele strike gold to lead CAC at state meet

Morgan, Steele strike gold to lead CAC at state meet South Carolina Swimming hosted its annual Short Course Championship Meet [more]

Lady Seahawks' lock-down defense nets state semi bid

Lady Seahawks' lock-down defense nets state semi bidA.C. Flora missed a couple shots. Then a couple more. They [more]

Chadwell makes changes, additions to football staff

Chadwell makes changes, additions to football staffCoastal Carolina football head coach Jamey Chadwell announced the additions [more]

Chants blow past Camels, sweep opening weekend

Chants blow past Camels, sweep opening weekendCoastal Carolina baseball's 11-2 win over the Campbell Fighting Camels [more]

Boys Hoops: Tigers win again; MB falls at Wilson

Boys Hoops: Tigers win again; MB falls at WilsonNot all that long ago, the Conway basketball team was [more]

Coastal men, women split against Appalachian State

Coastal men, women split against Appalachian StateCoastal Carolina ran into a hot-shooting Appalachian State team Saturday [more]

Girls Hoops: Socastee, CF eliminated; MB dominates

Girls Hoops: Socastee, CF eliminated; MB dominatesSocastee predicates everything it does on defense. But the Braves still [more]

Chants come out swinging in season debut over VCU

Chants come out swinging in season debut over VCUChants come out dNo. 21 Coastal Carolina baseball had a [more]

Boys Hoops: Tigers, Tonka win at buzzer; MB tops SA

Boys Hoops: Tigers, Tonka win at buzzer; MB tops SAWhen Conway football coach Carlton Terry talks about Tonka Hemingway [more]

CCU baseball carries high expectations into season

CCU baseball carries high expectations into seasonThe No. 21 Coastal Carolina baseball team will open up [more]

Girls Hoops: CF advances; Braves survive Shark scare

Girls Hoops: CF advances; Braves survive Shark scareCarolina Forest wasn’t supposed to be here, hosting another playoff [more]

Tigers, Lady Braves enter playoffs as lone top seeds

Tigers, Lady Braves enter playoffs as lone top seedsIt took an extra day to materialize. There was a large-scale [more]

Eastside halts NMB's run in Class 4A state final match

Eastside halts NMB's run in Class 4A state final matchNorth Myrtle Beach’s historic wrestling season ended with the Chiefs [more]

Chants' comeback bid falls short on road to Bobcats

Chants' comeback bid falls short on road to BobcatsZac Cuthbertson had 15 points and seven rebounds, but Coastal [more]

Coastal men, women see winning streaks snapped

Coastal men, women see winning streaks snappedThe Coastal Carolina women’s basketball team had its three-game winning [more]

Chiefs charge past Eagles, shoot for first state crown

Chiefs charge past Eagles, shoot for first state crownFor the first time in a dozen year, the North [more]

Signing Day: Solomon, 7 Seahawks select schools

Signing Day: Solomon, 7 Seahawks select schoolsSocastee High speedster Kenney Solomon capped a strong sprint to [more]

Chadwell adds eight to cap first recruiting class at CCU

Chadwell adds eight to cap first recruiting class at CCUCoastal Carolina football head coach Jamey Chadwell announced the addition [more]

Hoops: Tonka tows Tigers to share of region crown

Hoops: Tonka tows Tigers to share of region crownConway used a late-second basket to beat visiting West Florence [more]

NMB downs South Aiken, makes Lower State Finals

NMB downs South Aiken, makes Lower State FinalsWith the North Myrtle Beach wrestling team's season on the [more]

Coastal men, women extend win streaks against Cajuns

Coastal men, women extend win streaks against CajunsZac Cuthbertson led five Coastal Carolina players in double digits [more]

Saints go down swinging; Green caps stellar career

Saints go down swinging; Green caps stellar careerThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team saw [more]

CCU men lose to Eagles; Lady Chants win at buzzer

CCU men lose to Eagles; Lady Chants win at buzzerSenior forward Zac Cuthbertson and freshman point guard DeVante Jones [more]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

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