HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Junior guard Tanesha Stenson scored 24 points on Saturday (Dec. 7) night to lead the Coker women's basketball team to a 69-60 win over Lincoln Memorial in a SAC competition. With the win the Cobras improve to 5-2 on the year, and 3-1 in conference play.
It was a closely contested first half as both teams battled for the lead position. The Railsplitters however would go into the break with a small 34-30 lead over the Cobras.
LMU (4-3, 3-2) would start the second half with five quick points to take a nine point lead. Hailey Yohn would then respond with a trifecta on the ensuing possession to smother any chance that the Railsplitters had to take a double-digit lead on the Cobras.
At the 12 minute mark, Stenson began to heat up. She hit a layup to cut the LMU lead to just three, and then would eventually hit a step back deep ball to tie the game at 43-43 with just 10 minutes remaining in regulation. Despite scoring just four points in the first half, Stenson went 7-for-9 from the field to net 20 second half points and lead the Cobras to victory.
Coker's next competition will come at Mars Hill on Saturday, December 14. The game is slatted for a 2:00 p.m. start time.