HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker's second half comeback against Pfeiffer on Wednesday (Feb. 20) fell short, as the Falcons defeated the Cobras 64-62 on a last second shot. The loss drops the Cobras to 12-11 on the season and 9-8 in Conference Carolinas play.
The game began with neither team gaining a major advantage on the scoreboard, until Pfeiffer went on a 16-7 run, taking a 27-17 lead with 1:22 left in the first half. The Cobras posted five unanswered points in the final minute of the half, cutting the deficit to 27-22 as they headed to the locker room.
Coker carried their momentum into the second half and quickly tied the game at 27 with 18:21 remaining, thanks to an Andrew Morris 3-pointer and a pair of free throws from Eren Moses. Both teams exchanged baskets over the next 15 minutes of the half, as neither team gained more than a five-point advantage. Morris knocked down a three-ball with 2:38 remaining to give the Cobras a 59-58 lead. A pair of baskets gave the Falcons a 62-59 lead with just over a minute left in regulation. After a few failed trips down the court by each team, Morris came through once again for the Cobras, as he drained another 3-pointer with 11 seconds on the clock, tying the game at 62. Unfortunately, Pfeiffer proceeded to march down the court and nail the game-winning jumper.
The Cobras will return to the hardwood on Saturday (Feb. 23) when they hit the road, traveling to King University for a 4 p.m. game.
McDonald's Player of the Game- Andrew Morris