MURRELLS INLET — Jaida Williams’ career as coach of CCU women’s basketball will begin on Nov. 9 against Virgina Intermont.
Coastal’s non-conference slate also includes games against Brevard, North Carolina Central, North Carolina, Montreat, College of Charleston, Furman and a two-day tournament at Seattle University.
The Chanticleers enter into conference play after Christmas, beginning on Dec. 28 at Longwood. Coastal’s January games at The HTC Center include High Point (Jan. 2), Liberty (Jan. 4), Winthrop (Jan. 13), UNC Asheville (Jan. 23) and Radford (Jan. 30). The Chants’ February home Big South games are Longwood (Feb. 1), Campbell (Feb. 13), Charleston Southern (Feb. 20) and Presbyterian College (Feb. 22).
Coastal concludes its regular season of play on March 1 against UNC Asheville at the Bulldogs’ Kimmel Arena.
CCU 5th in XC poll
The Liberty men’s and women’s cross country squads have been chosen first in the Big South Conference’s annual preseason poll, according to a news release.
The Flames, who are looking to win their ninth-straight Big South Cross Country men’s title, were a unanimous selection as they finished with 144 points from the panel. High Point claimed the No. 2 spot in the poll with 131 points. In third was Campbell with 111 points and VMI was fourth with 99 points. At the No. 5 position was Coastal Carolina with 94 points, ahead of UNC Asheville’s 85 points. Winthrop’s 83 points was good for No. 7 and Radford claimed the No. 8 spot with 64 points. Longwood finished ninth in the voting with 40 points, while Gardner-Webb took No. 10 with 39 points. Charleston Southern recorded 33 points to land No. 11 and Presbyterian College rounded out the men’s voting with 13 points.
High school golf
Kelli Smith shot 39 to get medalist honors and lead the Sharks over the Braves at home.
• St. James 169 – Kelli Smith 39, Smith Knaffle 40, Jordan White 43, Steely Haye 47.
• Socastee 250– Megan Dresser 46, Joey Kirkman 66, Ashelyn Nicoulin 68, Simone Werter 70.
Course – International Club. Par – 36.