HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Coker women's basketball team lost a 71-65 SAC competition on Saturday (Feb. 8). With the loss the Cobras drop to 10-10 on the year and 8-8 in league play.
It was an equal first half as both teams battled to a 28-28 tie at halftime. Mars Hill however came out of the locker room and proceeded to go on a 10-2 offensive run to take a 40-32 lead with 13 minutes remaining. Coker would then respond with a 13-5 run of their own to tie the scoreboard at 45 with eight minutes left.
As time continued to run down, the score would remain tight. Brittany Baker would eventually break the tie as she hit a three to put the Lions up 66-63 with just 42 ticks remaining. Coker would have the opportunity to tie the game but they could not connect. Mars Hill would then go on to hit 4-of-5 free throws to preserve the win.
Kelley Godbout and Tanesha Stenson led the team in scoring with 15 and 13 points, respectively. Stenson also snagged down 10 rebounds to record her fifth double-double of the season. Hailey Yohn chipped in 10 points, while Jessica Cohen add nine points and 10 rebounds. Priscilla Fenty was the third Cobra to grab 10 rebounds while netting 8 points.
Coker will hit the road on Wednesday (Feb. 12) to face Catawba in their next competition. Game time is set for 6:00 p.m. followed by the men's game at 8:00.
McDonalds Player of the Game: Tanesha Stenson.