Jordan leads Coastal Carolina women to win in Big South opener

From staff reportsJanuary 5, 2013 

— AJ Jordan saved her best game yet for the Big South opener.

Jordan scored 15 of her game-high 21 in the second half to lead the Coastal Carolina women’s basketball team to a 64-56 in over Charleston Southern on Saturday in the conference opener for both teams.

Jordan shot 10-of-13 from the field and also led the Chanticleers with nine rebounds.

Coastal (7-7) ended a five-game losing skid.

Carolina Forest High School product Lakeitha Alston led Charleston Southern (5-7) with 17 points and 12 rebounds.

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN (5-7): Lakeitha Alston 5-17 7-9 17, Monque Maximilien 1-1 0-0 2, Erin Bratcher 3-11 0-0 9, Shay Jones 4-11 1-2 12, DJ Fowler 3-9 8-10 14, Anicia Dotson 0-4 2-2 2, Zhaquondalee Greer 0-1 0-0 0, Carra Coy 0-0 0-0 0, Whitney Collins 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 16-56 18-23 56.

COASTAL CAROLINA (7-7): Alexx Puckett 3-11 3-6 9, Katelyn Connor 5-13 2-2 12, AJ Jordan 10-13 1-1 21, Kayla Cook 2-3 0-0 5, Angelica Henry 0-3 4-4 4, Jena Hamrick 2-3 0-0 4, Shatia Cole 1-10 1-1 3, Savanah Pippin 2-4 0-0 4, DJ Hunter 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 26-61 11-14 64.

Halftime–Coastal Carolina 30-21. 3-Point Goals–Charleston Southern 6-22 (Alston 0-4, Bratcher 3-11, Jones 305, Dotson 0-1 Greer 0-1), Coastal Carolina 1-9 (Puckett 0-1, Cook 1-2, Henry 0-1, Cole 0-5). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Charleston Southern 34 (Alston 12), Coastal Carolina 44 (Jordan 9). Assists–Charleston Southern 6 (Fowler 4), Coastal Carolina 12 (Cole 7). Total Fouls–Charleston Southern 15, Coastal Carolina 16. A–853.

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