CONWAY, S.C.-The Coastal Carolina University women’s basketball team's 21-0 first half run to helped lead them to an 81-46 win over Coker College Sunday, November 29 in Kimbel Arena.
Coastal improves to 4-2 on the season and is a perfect 35-0 in the all-time series versus Coker. With the loss, the Cobras fall to 0-5 on the season.
The Chanticleers held the Cobras to a 10 minute scoring drought and just 17 points in the first half as the Chanticleers were ahead by 34 at the break. Senior Amanda Stull and junior Sydnei Moss led the team with eight points apiece, and Coker’s Lotta Aaltonen scored four points, including her 1,000th career point in the first half.
The Cobras came out the second half not giving up as Aaltonen scored seven points and Kiesha Beavers added two foul shots put the Cobras within 15 points (42-27) at 15:22, the closest they would come to the Chanticleers.
Coming off the bench, sophomore Olivia Irick took over the scoring for the Chanticleers by going 2-2 from beyond the arc and scoring 12 in the second half. The Coastal bench tallied the 30 of the 47 points scored in the second stanza.
Aaltonen led the Cobras with 15 points. Coker was held to 31.3 percent from the field, and the Chants forced 23 Cobra turnovers.
Irick had a game-high 16 points, shooting 7-of-8 from the field. Moss followed by adding 14 points and seven rebounds while Stull added 13 points and two rebounds. The Chants shot 55.4 percent from the field and 50 percent from beyond the arc. Coastal out rebounded Coker 37-31 and scored 30 points off of turnovers.
Coker will now prepare to face Conference Carolinas rival Belmont Abbey on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 5:30 p.m. in Belmont, N.C.