Women’s basketball gets a second chance after a rough loss in Sun Belt Tournament
After beating Arkansas State last Monday in the first round of Sun Belt playoffs, the Coastal Carolina women’s basketball team suffered a blow out in the second round to Appalachian State with a final score of 78-42.
With less than four minutes in to the game, App State had already put up a double-digit lead.
App State seemed to be doing everything right early on and the Chants continued to struggle. DJ Williams and Alise Davis were the leading scorers with eight points each.
The team struggled from the field as they shot 27 percent and 54 percent from the free throw line. Leading up to this, the Chanticleers started 0-6 in conference and they couldn’t get things going in the first half of conference play. Playing schools like North Carolina Central, Meredith College and NC Wesleyan before getting into the most important part of the season wasn’t the best decision and this record shows that.
The Chants were picked to finish 8th overall and that’s what they finished this season. Despite the rough end to the season, there were some bright spots as Williams scored her 1,000th career point for the Chanticleers.
Cailtin Roche proved to be a valuable three-point shooter and Naheria Hamilton was a beast on the blocks for the Chanticleers as she was able to average 8.1 rebounds a game.
While there were moments this past season that could have possibly gotten the Lady Chanticleers to 20-win season since 1999-2000, the Lady Chanticleers have a chance to get to that mark as they accepted a bid to play in the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI).
The Lady Chanticleers will host Campbell at the HTC Center on Thursday, March 21. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m.
This will be the first time in program history that the team gets a chance to play in a postseason tournament.