HARTSVILLE, SC – Anderson raced out to a 9-0 lead to start the game and never gave Coker a chance in a 91-61 women’s collegiate basketball victory.  The Cobras fall to 2-3 on the year and 0-1 in the CVAC, and AC improves to 6-1, 1-0 in conference. 


The 19th ranked Trojans full-court press gave Coker fits and forced 25 turnovers by the home team.  The aggressive defense continued in the half-court game with Anderson overplaying the passing lanes and utilizing a sticky man-to-man defense.  CC managed only 31 percent shooting in the first half and turned the ball over 15 times to trail 49-24 at the break.


The Trojans pushed their lead all the way to 44 points when they grabbed a 74-30 lead with 12:13 to play.  Coker did eventually find their range in the second half and finished the game shooting 39 percent from the field.  Anderson shot a robust 50 percent overall and 39 percent from beyond the arc.


Sophomore India Elliott/Faison, NC led Coker with 13 points and Sara Nelson/Mondovi, WI finished with 10 points.  Junior Rachael Kolbeck/Santa Paula, CA grabbed 10 rebounds and had three steals.


Deanna Thompson scored a game-high 17 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out seven assists.  LaShonda Chiles finished with 16 points, five assists and four steals, and Deidra Langston totaled 14 points.  Center Stephanie Ponds recorded a double-double with 10 points and 12 boards.


The Coker women will next travel to Morris College on Monday night, December 6, for a 6:00 PM contest against the Hornets.