Despite a second straight double-double (11 points, 13 rebounds) from freshman guard Danielle Edwards, Clemson (1-1) fell to Coastal Carolina (2-0) 63-47 on Sunday in Jervey Gym. Victoria Cardaci added a career-high 11 points.
“I can’t ask for anything more from a freshman point guard,” Head Coach Audra Smith said of Edwards. “Dani [Edwards] is a fighter and a competitor. It’s the second consecutive game that she’s given us a double-double.”
The Chanticleers pushed the Tigers in the first half, as early foul trouble affected Clemson’s lineup. Cardaci’s three-pointer with 7:30 remaining in the second quarter brought the Tigers within one point. However, Coastal Carolina went on an 8-3 run in the last 3:52 of the second quarter to give the Chanticleers a 28-21 lead going into the half.
In the third quarter, Clemson utilized a 9-4 run to cut Coastal Carolina’s lead to four (45-41) with 2:55 remaining in the period. However, the Chanticleers never relinquished the lead, taking a 49-43 advantage into the fourth quarter. The Chanticleers picked up the pace in the fourth, outscoring the Tigers 14-4 in the final quarter of play.
Clemson is back in action on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. vs. #2 South Carolina in Jervey Gym.
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