Gaffney, S.C. – The Limestone Saints used a nine point first half lead to over take the Coker Lady Cobras, 83-74 in Conference Carolinas women’s basketball on Tuesday night. Coker (5-11, 4-7 Conf. Carolinas) was able to tie Limestone (9-8, 7-5 Conf. Carolinas) in the second half, but the first half was just too much for the Lady Cobras to overcome.

Kiesha Beavers (Williamstown, NJ) was Coker’s leading scorer with 27 points, five rebounds and four steals, while Henna Koponen (Vantaa, Finland) returned to the floor for the first time in two games, since dislocating her shoulder; she came off the bench and had 16 points against the Saints with five rebounds. Jessica Hayes (Beaufort, SC) had 14 points and five rebounds, while Lotta Aaltonen (Rauma, Finland) was a glass cleaner with 10 rebounds.

For the Saints, Whitney Todd registered a double-double, scoring 24 points with 10 rebounds, four assists and five steals, with Addie Graves dropping in 16 points and grabbing eight rebounds. Tierney Burdett was the third Limestone player in double figures with 12 points.

Coker will be on the floor once again on Thursday, as they host the Royals of Queens at 5:30 p.m.