Nov. 17, 2012
CONWAY, S.C. -Western Carolina women's basketball (1-2) dropped its first road game of the season falling 56-42 to Coastal Carolina (2-1) Saturday at the HTC Center.
Long stretches without scoring, in both the first and second half, proved costly for Western Carolina. Even when the Catamounts held the Chanticleers scoreless for over five minutes, in the first half, Western Carolina's shooting woes halted its chances to stay in the game.
The Catamounts shot 26.3 percent from the field and was out-rebounded by Coastal Carolina 48-38.
Redshirt senior Diamond Hunnicuttaccounted for almost a fourth the Catamounts' scoring with 10 points in the game. It was the second time this season Hunnicutt has scored in double figures. Hunnicutt was the only Catamount to score in double figures in the contest.
Western Carolina failed to connect on a three-pointer in the game going 0-for-13. Coastal Carolina had just one trey in the game, 1-for-11.
The Catamounts hit eight field goals in the second half and was 6-of-10 from the charity stripe in the final 20 minutes. Overall, Western Carolina was 12-for-18 from the free throw line. Coastal Carolina went to the free throw line 20 times hitting 13.
The game was tied twice in the early minutes of the game with Western Carolina holding a slim 7-6 lead at the 14:55 minute mark. Coastal Carolina took an 8-7 advantage at 14:30 on a field goal by Angelica Henry and the Chanticleers never trailed in the game again.
Western Carolina scored less then 50 points for the second time this season, after scoring just 40 points in the 55-40 loss to Campbell on November 12.
Western Carolina returns home Tuesday for a 7 p.m. matchup with North Carolina Central. It is the start of a four-game home-stand for the Catamounts.