Coker, 4-12 overall and 2-8 in the CVAC, jumped out to a 16-1 lead in the first five minutes of the game and led by as many as 17 points in the first half. The Cobras led 33-22 at the half.
But the Trojans didn’t fold. A basket by John LeSueur with remaining cut the Cobra lead to 65-57.
Pierce led all scorers with 34 points and all rebounders with 10. He was 9-for-11 from the field and made all 12 of his free throw attempts. Johnny Jackson added 24 points for the Cobras.
Anderson was led by LeSueur with 25 points, Tariq Naqqash with 14 points, and O’Tey Sellers with 12 points.
Both teams shot 41 percent from the field. Led by Pierce, Coker won the boards, 36-30.
The game was marred by six technical fouls – four against