Lady Chants’ record losing streak to Liberty turns 42

ccuwhoops-libertyThe longest head-to-head losing streak in college basketball grew to 42 on Thursday night as the Coastal Carolina women’s basketball team suffered yet another loss to Liberty.

Despite double-digit scoring efforts from Angelica Henry and Megan Pittman, Coastal was unable to muster enough offense as Liberty led wire-to-wire at the Vines Center.

Henry was the Chants’ high scorer on the night with 13 points, while Pittman, who returned to the lineup after missing a game with an injury, notched 10 points. The Chants finished the game shooting 34.0 percent (18-of-53) from the field, including 20.0 percent (4-of-20) from beyond the arc.

Liberty’s inside presence of Ashley Rininger and Katelyn Adams led the way for the Flames. Rininger finished with a 13-point, 10-rebound double-double, while Adams scored 12 and corralled seven boards. Guard Emily Frazier joined the post duo in double-figures with 10 points. The Flames shot 46.2 percent (24-of-52) from the floor, including a 52.4 percent clip in the second half. Liberty also owned a 34-20 margin in points in the paint.

The loss knocks Coastal to 11-12 overall and 7-7 in Big South contests; while the win improves Liberty to 13-9 overall and 9-4 in conference play.

Coastal Carolina continues its road stand at High Point on Saturday. Tipoff from the Panthers’ Millis Center is scheduled for 4 p.m.

Photo courtesy of LU Athletics

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