• Akilah Stroman

Women's Basketball remains unbeaten at home in conference play


The Chanticleers extended their home win streak to seven games with wins over Georgia Southern on Thursday, Jan. 11 and Georgia State on Saturday, Jan. 13.

Georgia Southern lead for the first seven minutes of the game but the Chants finished the first quarter on a 10-3 run putting the Chanticleers ahead 15-13 at the end of the first quarter. Four different Chanticleers contributed on the scoring run including freshman forward Janae Camp who had consecutive layups.

Camp finished the night with four points and seven rebounds.

While Coastal shot 32 percent from the field, Georgia Southern shot 33 percent, including going 7-20 from three-point range. Coastal did not have that same luck from distance, going 3-17 from three-point range. Coastal had 13 points from the free throw line while Georgia Southern went 4-11.

In the second quarter, the Chants started with six straight points and finished before the half with five unanswered points leading 28-21. During the final four minutes before the half, Coastal held Georgia Southern scoreless.

Coastal's largest lead came in the third quarter, going up by 13. Georgia Southern’s Trell English-Lurry hit two pair of 3-pointers to bring the deficit to single digits. At the end of the third, the Coastal lead had been cut to seven.

Georgia Southern went on a 14-3 run in the fourth but Williams hit a pair of free throws to regain the lead back for Coastal. Williams also scored Coastal's final eight points of the game, six came from the free throw line in the final four minutes.

Williams finished the contest just shy of a double-double, scoring 15 points and pulling down nine rebounds.

Coastal held on in the final seconds, coming out as 54-51 winners and picking up their first win over Georgia Southern since the 1999-2000 season.

Coastal continued the win streak two days later, defeating Georgia State 64-49.

The Chanticleers started the game strong and held the Panthers to only five points in the first quarter. The defense did their job in the opening quarter, holding Georgia State without a basket from the floor until the final 57 seconds.

Coastal continued being relentless in the second quarter as Georgia State did not get any better, as the Panthers only shot 2-for-12 from the field.

Coastal scored 18 unanswered points and had a 31-10 lead to end the first half.

Williams had eight of those 18 making her first half total 15 points while pulling down eight rebounds. Jas Adams was another double-digit scorer with 11 points, putting her over the 925 career points mark at Coastal Carolina.

The Chants out-rebounded Georgia State 40-33 and held a 41-32 advantage in shooting percentage and also scored 22 points off 17 Georgia State turnovers. Coastal had 30 points in the paint while Georgia State had just 14.

The Chants improve to 10-7 overall and 4-2 in conference play.

Coastal takes on South Alabama at 6:05 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18 and then they'll travel to Troy to take on the Trojans at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20.

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