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Lady Flames to Host Coastal Carolina Monday
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Liberty (10-8, 4-1 Big South) will close out its three-game homestand Monday at 7 p.m., when Coastal Carolina (6-11, 0-5 Big South) visits the Vines Center. The Lady Flames will attempt to record their 34th straight victory in their head-to-head series against the Chanticleers.
The Lady Flames bounced back from a loss to Radford in fine fashion, posting a 63-46 victory over Charleston Southern, Saturday at the Vines Center. Liberty held the Lady Buccaneers to a season-low point total while moving into a tie for second place in the Big South standings. The Lady Flames and Gardner-Webb are both 4-1, while conference leader Radford is 5-1.
Meanwhile, Coastal Carolina shot a solid 47.4 percent from the field Saturday at High Point. However, the Chanticleers fell to 0-5 in Big South action with an 80-66 setback. Coastal Carolina also dropped to 2-7 away from Kimbel Arena this season.
Liberty is 43-7 all-time against Coastal Carolina, including its current 33-game winning streak against the Chanticleers. It is the seventh-longest active winning streak against a single opponent in Division I women's basketball.
Coastal Carolina has not defeated Liberty since Feb. 19, 1996, and the Chanticleers' last win at the Vines Center came on Jan. 22, 1996. Since then, Liberty has recorded 15 straight home victories over Coastal Carolina. Lady Flames head coach Carey Green is 25-0 all-time coaching against his alma mater.
Avery Warley continued her string of strong performances Saturday, scoring a team-high 15 points and grabbing 16 rebounds against Charleston Southern. Her fourth straight double-double made the redshirt junior only the fifth Lady Flame ever to record 800 career points and 700 career rebounds.
Teammate Jelena Antic added 14 points versus Charleston Southern, marking the seventh straight time she has scored in double figures at the Vines Center. During the sophomore's career, she is averaging 11.6 ppg at home, as compared with 7.6 ppg away from the Vines Center.
Sydnei Moss, a 5-10 senior guard/forward is head coach Alan LeForce's top option for Coastal Carolina. The preseason all-conference performer is leading the Chanticleers in both scoring (10.2 ppg) and rebounding (7.3 rpg). Last season, she averaged 19.5 ppg in two matchups against the Lady Flames.