Cobras Come Up Short Against Mount Olive, 78-75

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – A pair of Coker women's basketball players scored 20 plus points in the Cobras 78-75 Conference Carolinas loss to Mount Olive College on Tuesday night.

Amber Lau (Mt. Wolfe, Pa.) netted a game high 25 points for the Cobras, 18 of which came from three-point land, while Jessica Cohen (Ladsen, S.C.) scored 22 points with nine rebounds.

The Trojans held a 39-34 lead at the half, but the Cobras battled their way back, taking a 72-71 lead with 2:39 left in the game. Coker and Mount Olive exchanged leads over the next two minutes, with the Cobras holding a 75-74 lead with just 28 ticks left on the clock.

Unfortunately for the Cobras, a layup by the Trojan's Destinee Webb with 13 seconds left gave Mount Olive a lead and the eventual win.

Andrea Jones led the Trojan scorers with 23 points and Tamara Nesmith had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Kirksten Mitchell and Alyssa Luebs added 14 and 13 points respectively for Mount Olive.

Coker's Kenley Perry (Bedford, Ind.) scored nine points in her first action of the season and Jasmine Alston (Sumter, S.C.) had eight points and seven rebounds.

The Cobra women will play their second of three Conference Carolinas games this week on Thursday at home against Barton College. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

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