March 4, 2014

Coker Looking to Upset Top-seeded Bears

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Coker College women's basketball hits the road to face Lenoir-Rhyne University in the quarterfinals of the South Atlantic Conference women's basketball tournament on Wednesday (Mar. 5).  The Cobras come in the tournament as the No.8 seed, while the Bears enter the tournament as the No. 1 seed.  The two teams met twice in February, both games resulted in single-digit wins for Lenoir-Rhyne.

The Navy and Yellow are coming off a tournament clinching 79-68 win on the road at Tusculum College where junior guard Tanesha Stenson dropped a career high 33 points.  Stenson comes into the game averaging a team-high 14.8 points per game, as well as pulling down 6.4 rebounds per game. Priscilla Fenty and Jessica Cohen enter the contest averaging just under 10 points a game at 9.8 and 9.4 points respectively.  Hailey Yohn's outside game will be relied on as she is averaging just over eight points a game and shooting 31.5 percent from behind the arc.

The Bears finished the regular season at 22-5 with a 17-5 in conference record.  They look to continue their success on their home court as they posted an impressive 9-2 season record while at home. Lenoir-Rhyne is led by Jasmine Charles and Jenni Gust who are averaging 17.5 and 12.4 points per game. Charles has the fourth best points per game average in the conference.

Tip of is set for 6 p.m. in Hickory, N.C. Live stats and video can be found at www.cokercobras.com

Story written by Sports Information Intern Aaron Beebe `15