Hartsville, S.C. – In their final regular season home game of the 2008 season, the Coker Lady Cobras basketball team took a hard loss to the Anderson University Trojans, 72-60. The loss drops the 10-16 overall, and 9-12 in the conference, leaving the Lady Cobras in 8th place in the Conference Carolinas standings, while Anderson improves to 13-12 overall, and 13-7 in the conference, moving them into 5th place in the conference.
The major difference in the game came in field goal percentage, as Coker shot just 30.3 percent, while Anderson shot 56 percent, while Anderson had 21 points from beyond the arc, compared to Coker’s nine points.
Alexa Neal had a game high 30 points and 11 rebounds for the games only double-double, while Kirsten Peterson had 10 points, seven rebounds and five blocked shots for Anderson.
Coker was led by Henna Koponen (Vantaa, Finland) with 20 points and nine rebounds, while senior Jessica Hayes (Beafort, SC) had nine points and six rebounds in her Senior Night game. Freshman Skip Gibson (Bennettsville, SC) had a career high 10 points and seven rebounds.
Coker and Anderson both return to the floor on Thursday, for their final games of the regular season as Coker travels to Erskine and Anderson hosts Pfeiffer. As it stands now, Coker will take the 8th seed in the conference tournament and host the 9th seed, while Anderson will be the fourth or fifth seed based on their finish Thursday.