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Tigers Drop Contest To Coastal Carolina

Tigers Drop Contest To Coastal Carolina

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.

Notes:

  • Danielle Edwards recorded her second consecutive double-double in her first two collegiate games. She is the first Tiger to record two double-doubles in her first two games since Jonquel Jones accomplished the feat in November 2012.
  • Edwards’ assist-to-turnover ratio through two games is 2.33:1. She has recorded seven assists and only three turnovers in 62 minutes of action.
  • Victoria Cardaci scored a career-high 11 points. She also set new career bests in field goal attempts (16), made field goals (4), three-point attempts (14), three-pointers made (3), steals (3) and minutes (37).
  • Cardaci’s 14 three-point attempts are tied for the third most in school history.
  • Clemson outrebounded its opponent for the second straight contest, outrebounding the Chanticleers 48-37.
  • Paige Mosley recorded a career-high three blocks. 

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