CLINTON, S.C. - Morgan Johnson collected her fourth double-double of the season and Kerianne Blease acquired a game-high 20 points as the Blue Hose picked up their largest team point total of the season in a 79-53 victory over Coker at the Templeton Center.
The 26-point win is the largest margin of victory of the year for the Lady Blue Hose, who get back to .500 at 4-4 with the victory. Coker falls to 2-6 on the season with the loss.
Johnson garnered 12 points and 12 rebounds. The majority of Johnson's points came from the charity stripe where she was 6-for-7 on the evening.
The Marietta, Ga. native also mustered one steal and one assist in the game.
Blease was nearly perfect on the night, going 7-for-9 from the field and 4-of-5 from the free throw line.
The leading scorer for the Lady Blue Hose entering the game, PC's Amy Jones ended the win over Coker with 12 points and nine boards. The Brentwood (Ga.) School product tied her season high with seven assists.
Jones also doled out seven assists in Presbyterian's victory over Morris College earlier this season.
Lea Smith had a career night for the Lady Blue Hose in the win over the Cobras. The freshman from Marion, N.C. had a career-best 16 points in 23 minutes of action.
Presbyterian led the contest 41-23 at halftime and opened the second stanza with a Taylor Price layup that made the game 43-23.
The Cobras would get as close as 15, trailing the Lady Blue Hose 56-41 at the 9:31 mark of the second half.
Presbyterian would not allow them to get any closer, going on a 23-12 run to close out the game. Blease scored eight of the 23 points in the run, with six of the eight points coming from beyond the arc.
Bridget Takach, who also had seven assists on the night, closed out PC's scoring on the evening, nailing a three-pointer with 1:23 left in the game to score the final points of the game for the Lady Blue Hose.
India Elliot had 10 points in the loss for the Cobras, concluding the game as the only Coker player in double figures.
Presbyterian next travels to North Greenville on Friday, Dec. 15. Tipoff between the Lady Blue Hose and Lady Crusaders is set for 5:30 p.m. at Hayes Gymnasium.