Both teams kept the first half close, but with three minutes remaining in the half Converse went on a seven point run and took an 11 point lead. That lead would hold through the half giving the All-Stars a 36-25 lead going into the second half. The second half didn’t look much better for the Cobras, as Converse took a 19 point lead at the eight minute mark, with a 55-39 lead. However, within a minute three pointers, by India Elliot and Rachael Kolbeck would start Coker’s point run. With five minutes remaining Coker would score 11 unanswered points and cut the Converse lead to five with 2:45 remaining, but that would be as close as the All-Stars would let the Cobras get.
India Elliot/Faison, NC, led all Coker scorers with 17 points, while Tara Nelson/Rochester Hills, MI, added 11 points and four rebounds. Ashley White/Urbana, MD, gave the Cobras another double figure scoring night, with 10 points and five rebounds.
Leading the All-Stars was Sydney Brown with 17 points, followed by Carla Kantara who recorded a double-double, with 15 points and 15 rebounds. Also adding double digit scoring was Lauren Mueller who gave the All-Stars 13 points and seven rebounds.
Coker will return to the court on Saturday, January 14, as they travel to