Hartsville, SC- In their first home games since a month long holiday break the Coker Cobra Basketball Teams, both took hard losses to the visiting Bulldogs of Barton College. The women’s game saw the Lady Cobras fall for the second time this week, as Barton defeated Coker 78-44. The Coker Men did not fair much better, losing 81-60. The women now drop to 2-5 overall, and 2-2 in the CVAC, while the men fall to 2-6 overall, and 1-2 in the CVAC.


In the women’s game Coker was lead by junior Tara Nelson/Rochester Hills, MI, who shot 46 percent from the field, with 13 points and three rebounds. Senior Rachel Kolbeck/Santa Paula, CA, added seven points and eight rebounds for the Cobras, while junior India Elliot/Faison, NC, and senior Ashley White/Urbana, MD, contributed six points and five points respectively to the Cobras effort.


Barton had three ladies in double figures, as Keauna Vinson, Anjessa Evans and Jo Denevan scored 17, 12 and 16 points respectively. Denevan also had 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs, giving her a double-double for the evening. Guard Kim Butts also added six points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Bulldogs.

The Cobras return to action on Saturday, January 7, with a double header at Pfeiffer University. The women play first at 2 p.m., followed by the men tipping-off at 4 p.m. Meanwhile Barton will be on the road again, as they travel to Due West, SC to face Erskine College, also on Saturday January 7.