Gulf Coast rallies for road win

Gulf Coast rallies for road win

Mississippi Gulf Coast switched up its defense and rallied from a fourth-quarter deficit, winning 49-48 at Coastal Alabama-South.

The Warhawks (3-4) led 41-33 after three quarters, but the change had already started turning things around.

"Coastal Alabama shot the ball really well the first half from the 3-point line," Gulf Coast coach Hope Adams said. "We came out in the second half and switched the defense right in the middle of the third quarter. We went from a 2-3 to a 1-2-2 to contain the 3-balls that were running the score up. We got a lot of defensive stops."

Daphane White (So., St. Martin/Gulfport) was a force inside down the stretch for the undefeated Bulldogs (5-0) and finished with 17 points. Ataliya Brown (Fr., Choctawhatchee/Crestview, Fla) added 13, and Whitney Johnson (So., Gulfport/Gulfport) was able to take advantage of her player double-teaming White to convert some key baskets late to finish with nine.

Gulf Coast led 9-8 after the first quarter, but hot-shooting Coastal Alabama took a 26-19 lead into the locker room at halftime.

"It was a really good team win, even though we started a little rocky," said Adams.

Gulf Coast plays its last game before the Thanksgiving break on Saturday when Delgado visits Perkinston. Tipoff at the Weathers-Wentzell Center is set for 2 p.m.

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