The Royals forged a 32-23 lead in the first half on the strength of 54 percent shooting. The Cobras took a wild three-pointer on their final possession of the half and
Coker’s deficit stayed around the 10-point mark for much of the second period before CC heated up in the last five minutes. The Cobras scored eleven-straight points to cut the lead to 59-58 but a Timmons three-pointer ended the run and pushed the advantage back to four points.
Timon Farley made two clutch free-throws to push the margin back to three-points and CC called timeout. Junior Johnny Jackson took an errant three from the top of the key but the ball bounded back to Jason Fulwood. Fulwood had a good look with two seconds left but his shot also missed the mark and
Jenkins led Coker offensively with 13 and five rebounds on 11-12 shooting from the charity stripe. Hawkins came up big with 12 points and the duo of Fulwood and Mark Duncan both finished with 11.
Coker returns to action Saturday afternoon, February 19, at against Limestone in Hartsville.