Hartsville, S.C. – The Coker Cobras had five players score in double figures to lead them to their first 2-0 start in recent years, as they defeated Morris College by a score of 86-77 in men’s collegiate basketball on Tuesday night. The Cobra win improves Coker to 2-0 on the year, while Morris falls to 1-2 overall.
The Cobras used to great ball movement, key shots and solid defense to secure their second win of the season. Although Coker struggled with their shooting early, shooting just 43.8 percent from the field in the first half, Morris also struggled, shooting just 33.3 percent.
In the end the Cobras took advantage of Hornet turnovers and shots from the charity stripe to bring home the win, as Coker scored 22 points off turnovers, while shooting 19 for 26 for 73.7 percent from the free throw line.
Josh Poston (Myrtle Beach, SC) was the Coker point leader, dropping 21 points, while handing out five assists. Mason Ambler (Atlanta, GA) had 15 points and eight rebounds, while Michael Gore (Landis, NC) and Lukas Varga (Pawley’s Island, SC) each had 12 points and four rebounds, and Vatrick Thompson (Columbia, SC) had 10 points. Cleaning the glass for Coker was Joselle Bracy (Ruby, SC) with a team high 10 rebounds and five points.
The Hornets leading scorer was Christopher Owens with a game high 22, while Stanford Adams And Randall James each had a double-double with Adams getting 13 points and 11 rebounds and James netting 10 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
Coker returns to action on Friday, as they travel to Florence, SC, for the Francis Marion Basketball Tournament. The Cobras will face the UNC-Pembroke Braves 6:00 p.m. and then on Saturday, the Cobras will take on host Francis Marion at 8:00 p.m.