Lady Chants top SC State, snap six-game MBCC jinx

ccuwhoops-31The Coastal Carolina women’s basketball team rebounded from consecutive losses with a 63-54 victory over South Carolina State on Friday evening at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The win was the first for Coastal (4-5) in the Convention Center since 2009, and snapped a six-game losing streak in the building.

Rachael Gregory led the Chants scoring 19 points on 6-of-11 from the floor and 7-of-12 from the line, marking the most free throws for a Chanticleer player in a game this season. Gregory also added eight rebounds.

Kennedy Archer and Alexis Robinson added 12 and 11 points, respectively, and Naheria Hamilton had team-highs of 11 rebounds and six blocks. The block total was a career best for the freshman center, who has tallied four or more blocks in four of her six appearances this season.

South Carolina State (3-5) was led by the game-leading 21 points of Bryeasha Blair, who made eight baskets from the floor and was perfect on four tries from the line.

Both teams finished the game shooting 35 percent from the field, and the Chants held a 17-12 advantage in free throws.

An 8-2 Coastal run midway through the opening period, combined with a nearly three-minute scoreless drought by the Bulldogs, allowed the Chants to carry a slim 19-18 advantage into the game’s second quarter.

Jas Adams hit a 3-pointer in the opening minute of the second quarter, but the Chants went scoreless for the next five minutes as SC State briefly reclaimed the lead, 27-22. Archer broke the scoring drought with a made jumper at the 4:48 mark that helped Coastal regain its scoring touch. The Chants made four of their next five field goal attempts, including another 3-pointer from Adams, to take a 34-32 lead into the halftime break.

Coastal’s shooting dropped from 37 percent in the first half to 31 percent in the third quarter, but the Chanticleer defense stepped up to ensure CCU retained its lead. SC State scored just eight points on three field goals and a pair of free throws during the third quarter, and Coastal nearly matched its steal total from the first half with four.

The game entered the final quarter with Coastal leading 49-40, and the Chants maintained at least a six-point cushion for the remainder of the contest. Coastal spent the final two minutes of the game in the bonus, and closed regulation with five free throws to protect its lead.

Coastal plays its final game before the Christmas break on Tuesday, Dec. 20, when the Chants travel to College of Charleston for a 4 p.m. game at TD Arena. The Chants and Cougars last met in the 2013-14 season.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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