Mount Olive started strong, running up a nine point lead after the first 10 minutes, but Coker would bounce back, starting with a Johnny Jackson three-pointer and foul, cutting the lead to only five. Then a quick two points by Abram Ludd and another
The lead bounced back and forth for awhile, before senior Michael Pierce took control of the Coker offense and scored 10 of his 12 first half points. At the end of the half into Coker entered the locker room with a 31-25 lead. Coker capitalized off of
The second half brought a renewed Trojan team to the floor, as they shot 57 percent from the field, but Coker managed to hang with them for the majority of the half. The Cobras got into foul trouble with nine minutes remaining and that’s when
With the loss Coker drops to 3-12 overall, and 2-7 in the CVAC, while
Coker’s point leaders were Pierce and Jackson, each scoring 17 points, while Pierce added nine rebounds.
As for the Trojans, Coffield had 17 points, while Melvin Creddle added 11 points and 7 boards and Chris Bartley gave Mount Olive 12 points and three rebounds.
The Coker Cobras return to action on Thursday, January 26, as they travel to