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WBB Game Day Central: Coastal Carolina

January 24, 2010  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Rachel McLeod scored a career-high 13 points during her most recent visit to Kimbel Arena, Feb. 21, 2009.

Rachel McLeod scored a career-high 13 points during her most recent visit to Kimbel Arena, Feb. 21, 2009.

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The Game
Liberty (13-4, 4-1 Big South) will visit Coastal Carolina (12-5, 3-2 Big South) Monday at 7 p.m., finshing off its annual South Carolina "Beach Trip." A couple impressive streaks are at stake, as Liberty has defeated the Chanticleers 31 consecutive times. Coastal Carolina is also a perfect 8-0 at home this season.

Last Time Out
The Lady Flames extended their winning streak to six, Saturday at Charleston Southern, aided by one of the best performances of Avery Warley's career. The Liberty redshirt sophomore led all players in both points (18) and rebounds (16), helping the Lady Flames claim a 65-52 road victory over the Buccaneers.

On Deck
Liberty will continue its four-game road swing Saturday at 4 p.m., with a contest at Big South co-leader High Point. The Lady Flames will seek to avenge their lone conference setback of the 2008-09 season, a 58-53 loss at High Point, March 9, 2009.

Lady Flames On The Air
All Lady Flames basketball games may be heard LIVE on WWMC 90.9 FM "The Light." Jamie Hall, in the midst of his 16th year of broadcasting Lady Flames basketball, is once again handling the courtside play-by-play duties for road games. Nick Pierce and Josh Wood serve as the primary commentators for home contests.

Scouting Coastal Carolina
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are the only Big South Conference team which has yet to lose a home game this season, owning an 8-0 record at Kimbel Arena. The Chanticleers enter Monday's contest riding a three-game winning streak. All three victories are home triumphs over Big South opponents.

Sydnei Moss, a 5-10 junior guard/forward, paces Coastal Carolina in both points (14.8 ppg) and rebounds (6.4 rpg). She has stepped up her play against Big South opponents, posting 17.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per contest. Moss sparked the Chanticleers to a 62-49 victory over Radford Saturday afternoon, notching 23 points and 10 boards.

Amanda Stull, a 5-9 guard, is enjoying a strong senior campaign. She contributes 11.1 ppg and has connected on 54.4 percent (31-of-57) of her three-point attempts. Stull also paces the Big South with 3.0 steals per contest.

The Coaching Matchup
Liberty Head Coach Carey Green is in his 11th season with the Lady Flames, and has led his team to nine Big South titles. A five-time Big South Coach of the Year, Green owns a 250-81 career record and is the all-time wins leader at Liberty and among Big South women's basketball coaches. His career winning percentage (.755) ranked ninth all-time among NCAA Division I women's basketball coaches at the season's outset. Green is 23-0 all-time versus Coastal Carolina, his alma mater.

Alan LeForce, in his 13th season at Coastal Carolina, owns a 187-169 career record with the Chanticleers. His overall record is 427-345, in 28 years as a collegiate head coach. LeForce also coached the East Tennessee State men's basketball team for six seasons, prior to taking the reins at Coastal Carolina. He is 0-28 against Liberty.

Liberty-Coastal Carolina Series Notes
Liberty has won 31 consecutive meetings with Coastal Carolina, boosting its advantage in the teams' head-to-head series to 41-7. The Lady Flames have been victorious in each of their last 13 visits to Kimbel Arena.

Coastal Carolina's last victory over Liberty came on Feb. 19, 1996, at Kimbel Arena. Tina Boester totaled 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists, leading the Chanticleers to a 70-55 conference victory, which completed a season sweep of the Lady Flames.

Liberty swept the season series from the Chanticleers in 2008-09, claiming a 65-40 home win on Jan. 26 and taking a 77-44 decision at Coastal Carolina on Feb. 21. The Lady Flames shot 60.2 percent (56-of-93) from the field in the pair of victories.

Megan (14.5 ppg) and Moriah Frazee (12.0 ppg) both averaged double digits in scoring versus the Chanticleers last season. Rachel McLeod added 9.5 ppg, including a career-high 13 markers at Kimbel Arena.

Sydnei Moss led Coastal Carolina in both points (9.5 ppg) and rebounds (4.0) in her team's two matchups with Liberty in 2008-09.

Unbeaten on the Beach
The Lady Flames are attempting to complete their annual "Beach Trip" to Charleston Southern and Coastal Carolina with a 2-0 record for the 11th consecutive season.

15/15 Club
Avery Warley led all players in both points (18) and rebounds (16) during Saturday's victory at Charleston Southern. The redshirt sophomore became the first Lady Flame this season to tally at least 15 points and at least 15 rebounds in the same game.

Megan Frazee was the only Liberty player to accomplish the feat in 2008-09, posting 22 points and 15 boards versus Winthrop on Feb. 16, 2009.

Coach Green's Milestone
Head coach Carey Green's claimed win No. 250 of his 11-year coaching career, Saturday at Charleston Southern, when the Lady Flames defeated the Buccaneers by a 65-52 score.

Interestingly, Green's 150th win happened at home versus Charleston Southern (Jan. 14, 2006) and his 200th victory was achieved at Charleston Southern (Jan. 19, 2008).

Potent in the Paint
Liberty controlled the painted area during Saturday's win at Charleston Southern, owning a 48-6 advantage in the "points in the paint" category. The Lady Flames made 24 of their 25 field goals versus the Buccaneers from inside the paint, with the lone exception being a first-half three-pointer by Devon Brown.

101 and Counting
The Lady Flames limited UNC Asheville to 27.5 percent shooting from the floor Jan. 18, marking the 100th consecutive time Liberty has held its opponent under 50 percent field goal shooting. The Lady Flames' streak now stands at 101 games. The last Liberty foe to sink half of its field goal attempts was Marist, at the Maryland Terrapin Classic on Dec. 29, 2006.

Liberty has held its first 17 opponents to 48.8 ppg and 33.0 percent shooting from the field. The Lady Flames rank in the top 10 nationally in both categories.

Playing with a Lead
Liberty has not trailed for its last 188:43 of play, since Winthrop owned a 12-10 advantage on the Lady Flames, Jan. 9 at the Vines Center. During its current six-game winning streak, Liberty has only trailed for a total of 7:02.

National Leader
Liberty, which has outrebounded 16 of its 17 opponents this season, ranks as the nation's No. 1 team in rebound margin, through games of Jan. 21. The Lady Flames, who own a +15.4 rebound margin, have ranked among the nation's top five rebounding squads for six consecutive seasons. Liberty led the nation in rebound margin in back-to-back years, in 2003-04 and 2004-05.

The Container is Half Full
This season, the Lady Flames are 7-0, when shooting 50 percent or higher from the field. Liberty is now 66-0 under head coach Carey Green, when the Lady Flames sink at least half of their field goals.

National Statistical Rankings
Through the contests of Jan. 21, the Lady Flames were ranked among the NCAA's top 15 teams in six statistical categories. At that juncture, Liberty sat No. 1 in rebound margin (+15.2), No. 2 in scoring defense (48.6 ppg), No. 3 in field goal percentage (.484), No. 4 in both field goal percentage defense (.333) and three-point field goal percentage defense (.247) and No. 11 in steals per game (12.0 spg).