HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Six Cobras scored in double figures as the Coker women's basketball team rolled past Converse College 109-63 in Conference Carolinas women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon.
The Cobras never trailed from the opening tip to the final buzzer. As a team Coker shot 57.7 percent from the floor and 52.6 percent from three-point range. At the half the Cobras led 60-21. The second half was a much closer ball game with the Cobras out scoring the Valkyries just 49-42, but the lead was too much for Converse to overcome.
Amber Lau (Mt. Wolfe, Pa.) was the team's leading scorer 28 points, while Jessica Cohen (Ladsen, S.C.) had 18 points and eight rebounds. Jasmine Alston (Sumter, S.C.) pulled down a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Jasmine Evans (Birmingham, Ala.) also scored 13 with four boards. Kelley Godbout (Matthews, N.C.) and Hailey Yohn (Durham, N.C.) added 12 and 11 points respectively to the Cobras' efforts.
The win improves the Cobras to 9-6 in conference play.
Coker returns to the court on Tuesday for their final regular season home game of the season against the Royals of Queens University of Charlotte. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
McDonald's Player of the Game- Amber Lau
Lau scored a team leading 28 points.
The McDonald's Player of the Game is presented by the Hartsville McDonald's and is given to the most outstanding performer during each Coker College home athletic event.