Lady Flames torch Coastal for first home loss of season

Liberty used a season-high 61.4 shooting percentage from the field, including 78.3 percent in the first half, to dispatch Coastal Carolina 82-45 at Kimbel Arena on Saturday afternoon.

The setback, Coastal’s first at home this season, drops the Chanticleers to 9-5 (2-3, Big South) on the season as the win improves Liberty to 8-7 (3-1, Big South).

Liberty took charge of the game in the first eight minutes as the Lady Flames jumped out to 20-6 lead thanks in large part to three Coastal turnovers and a 7-of-8 shooting performance from the field.  During the stretch, Liberty held Coastal to 1-of-10 from the floor as preseason All-Big South selection Devon Brown scored eight of her game-high 21 points.

The Lady Flames continued their hot shooting throughout the remainder of the half, including 10 in a row at one point, as they built a 46-22 point lead heading into the intermission on a season-high first half 78.3 (18-of-23) shooting percentage.  In addition to Liberty’s shooting, the Chants were hindered by 15 turnovers that led to 16 Lady Flame points.

After Liberty’s Danika Dale converted a layup to start the second half, Shatia Cole put together a 5-0 run of her own with a triple and two at the free throw line to cut the Liberty lead to 21 at 48-27.  Liberty immediately responded with an 18-1 run over the ensuing 6:34 to extinguish any hopes of Coastal’s fourth come-from-behind win of the season.

The Chanticleers continued to battle throughout the remainder of the game and outscored the Lady Flames 15-9 over the final four minutes of play.  During the run, Kayla Cook scored eight of her team-high 10 points as she connected on two triples and a mid-range jumper.  The run also saw Katelyn Connor sink a pair of free throws and freshman Jena Hamrick knock down her first collegiate 3-pointer.

Coastal finished the game shooting a season-high 90.5 percent from the charity stripe as the Chants made 19 of 21 attempts.

Coastal closes out its current two game homestand on Monday as it welcomes the Radford Highlanders to Kimbel Arena.  Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m.

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