Hartsville, S.C. – The Lady Cobras took an early 12 point lead in the first half, but the Royals battled back to tie the game at 30 and they never looked back, as Queens took home the 78-63 win over Coker on Thursday night.
Queens (9-8, 8-4 Conf. Carolinas) simply out shot the Coker (5-12, 4-8 Conf. Carolinas), hitting 29 of 56 shots for 51.8 percent compared to the Lady Cobras 21 of 56 shots for 37.5 percent, while Coker held the advantage at the charity stripe 69 percent to 60 percent.
For Coker, Lotta Aaltonen (Rauma, Finland) was the leading scorer with 15 points off the bench, while Jessica Hayes (Beaufort, SC) and Henna Koponen (Vantaa, Finland) each had 11 points, with Hayes pulling down 8 rebounds and Koponen grabbing seven.
Queens was led by Erin Goldner’s game high 17 points and five rebounds, with Hartsville native Shakaria Hamlin dropping 15 points in for the Royals and Marissa Hudley getting 16 points and nine rebounds.
Coker returns to action on Saturday, as they host Converse in a 2:00 p.m. tip-off, while Queens takes on Anderson at home also at 2:00 p.m.