HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Julian Nelson scored a team high 23 points for the Cobras in their heartbreaking 62-60 loss to Limestone on Saturday (Jan. 12) afternoon. The loss is Coker's first at home this season, dropping their record to 6-6 overall and 4-3 in Conference Carolinas play.
After a disappointing first half, which found Coker down by 10 points, 33-23, the Cobras used a 21-11 run to tie the game at 44 with 11 minutes remaining in the second half. Over the next seven minutes Coker built a seven-point lead, 53-46, with just under five minutes left to play. The Cobras maintained the seven-point advantage until Limestone's PJ Foster knocked down a trio of 3-pointers in the final two minutes of the game, including the eventual game winner with 14 seconds left on the clock.
The Cobras shot 44.8 percent from the field as a team, compared to the Saints 41.4 percent. Coker also held the advantage on points in the paint, 36-22, and points off the bench, 18-6.
The Cobras will head back out on the road for their next game on Wednesday at Queens University of Charlotte. Tip-off for the Conference Carolinas game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Grady Cole Center following the women's game at 5:30 p.m.
McDonald's Player of the Game- Julian Nelson