HARTSVILLE, S.C. - The Coker University women's basketball team won its second consecutive home game on Tuesday night (Nov. 19), surging past Converse by a score of 73-50.
Converse jumped out to an 8-2 lead in the first quarter, before the Cobras jumped back into the game at 10-8 with under four minutes to play in the fame. Coker would get within one at 12-11 in the first, as Converse led 14-13 after 10 minutes of play.
The Cobras would out-score Converse 25-3 in the second quarter to pull away in the contest. Coker scored the first 13 points of the quarter, before a layup from Anna King would finally get Converse on the board in the frame. Coker would score on three consecutive possessions to increase the lead to 16, before Converse would score its final point of the second quarter with 2:35 to play in the half. The Cobras would end the first half on a 6-0 run to take a 38-17 lead to the half.
Coker would win the third quarter 25-11 to extend its lead further in the game. Coker would see its lead fluctuate in the third quarter, but not dip below 19 in the frame.
Converse out-scored Coker 22-10 in the fourth, but Coker would come away with the 23-point win.
Coker shot 45.2 percent (28-62) from the floor, 35.7 percent (5-14) from long range and 66.7 percent (12-18) from the free throw line. Hope Richardson, Erin Houser and Ashauntee Nelson shared the team lead in points with 13, while Saquita Joyner and Janell Horton each scored six points in the game. Jalah Horton and Kaleah Hires each had five points in the game, while Shay Jackson also contributed four points. Jordan Ellis and Raya Coley each scored three points in the game, while Amanda Cherry also added two points in the game. Coker out-rebounded Converse 40-26 in the contest, led by 10 from Houser to complete the double-double. Jackson pulled down eight rebounds in the game, while Janell Horton grabbed five. Ricahrdson pulled down four, while Joyner added three. Cherry and Coley hauled in two rebounds each, while Nelson, Jalah Horton, Hires, Ellis, Alex Helms and Christie Zawacki each pulled down one. Janell Horton and Jackson each dished out a team-high four assists in the game, while Hires had three helpers on the night. Nelson, Cherry and Jalah Horton each had two assists, while Ellis also had one assist in the game. Joyner led the team with three steals, while Richardson and Hires each had two. Nelson and Janell Horton also had steals in the game. Richardson and Jalah Horton each blocked one shot in the game.
Coker (2-1) is back on the floor next Tuesday (Nov. 26) to open South Atlantic Conference play at Wingate. Tip-off for that contest is slated for 5:30 p.m.
McDonald's Player of the Game - Erin Houser