HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Coker College men's basketball team heads to the semifinals of the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference basketball tournament to face the No. 3 seed Anderson Trojans. The No. 7 seeded Cobras are coming off an 80-72 upset victory on the road against the No. 2 seed Carson-Newman University. Coker and Anderson split the season series, each team getting the road victory.
Four players for the Navy and Yellow put up double figures in the points column in the quarterfinal win over the Eagles. Senior guard Julian Nelson led the way with a team-high 22 points to go along with four assists and four rebounds on the night. Errick Bethel came in next with 19 points. Bethel found most his success from the charity stripe, knocking down nine of 10 free throws on the night. Eren Moses chipped in with 15 points. Trey Marshall was perfect on the night going 4-4 from the field, 3-3 from behind the arc totaling 11 points.
Anderson is led by guard Chandler Hash. Hash comes into the contest as the SAC leading scorer averaging 23.5 points a game on the season. He is shooting just over 44 percent from the field, 39.4 percent from three, and just over 88 percent from the free throw line which is third best in the conference. The guard duo of CJ Gleaton and Myson Jones are averaging 15.6 and 12 points per game respectively. Jones's 44.8 three-point percentage is good enough for sixth in the conference.
The semifinal matchup is set to tip at 2:30 p.m. from Timmons Arena at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. Live stats and video can be found at www.cokercobras.com.
Tickets for the game can be purchased in advance by calling 843-383-8073.
Story written by Sports Information Intern Aaron Beebe `15