Coastal Carolina women top UNC Asheville for fourth straight win

From staff reportsFebruary 9, 2013 

— Myrtle Beach High product Shatia Cole hit a mid-range jumper with 18 seconds left and Angelica Henry hit a pair of free throws to ice the Coastal Carolina women’s basketball team’s 50-46 victory over Big South rival UNC Asheville on Saturday.

The Bulldogs’ Gentry Manley tied the game at 46-all on a layup with 46 seconds left. With the shot clock waning and 23 seconds left, Henry had her shot blocked before Cole picked up the loose ball, took a dribble and nailed the go-ahead bucket to help the Chanticleers to their fourth straight win.

The Chants (11-12, 6-7 Big South) and Bulldogs (2-22, 0-13) were neck-and-neck most of the game, which featured 11 lead changes and seven ties.

Katelyn Connor led Coastal with 11 points and 11 rebounds and AJ Jordan added 10 points.

Manley (10) was the Bulldogs’ lone scorer in double figures.

COASTAL CAROLINA (11-12): Puckett 3-10 0-0 6, Connor 2-11 7-12 11, Jordan 4-14, 2-2 10, Cole 2-9 1-2 6, Henry 3-12 2-2 9, Pippin 0-0 2-2 2, Cook 3-4 0-1 6, Hunter 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-60 14-21 50.

UNC ASHEVILLE (2-22): Riles 4-8 0-0 8, Buckner 3-7 0-0 9, Manley 3-9 4-4 10, Blaylock 1-6 0-0 3, Love 3-17 1-2 8, McGirt 2-6 0-0 4, Smith 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 18-57 5-6 46.

Halftime–UNC Asheville 25-21. 3-Point Goals–Coastal Carolina 2-12 (Jordan 0-2, Cole 1-6, Henry 1-4), UNC Asheville 5-15 (Buckner 3-4, Blaylock 1-5, Love 1-6). Fouled Out–Riles (UNCA). Rebounds–Coastal Carolina 43 (Connor 11), UNC Asheville 43 (McGirt 12). Assists–Coastal Carolina 8 (Cook 3), UNC Asheville 12 (Blaylock 6). Total Fouls–Coastal Carolina 10, UNC Asheville 18. A–847.

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