HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Coker women's basketball team picked up their second victory in as many games on Saturday afternoon, when they defeated the Lady Tornado of King College 66-46. Four Cobra women scored in double figures in a victory that improved Coker to 2-3 in Conference Carolinas play.
King scored the opening basket of the game, but that would be their only lead, as the Cobras scored 15 unanswered points in the opening 11 minutes of play, eventually ending the first half with a 32-15 lead.
The Tornado had a much more productive second half, scoring 31 points, but it was not enough to overcome the Cobras first half lead.
Coker senior Jasmine Alston (Sumter, S.C.) led all scorers with 14 points, while Kelley Godbout (Matthews, N.C.) scored 13 points with four rebounds off the bench. Jessica Cohen (Ladsen, S.C.) recorded her third straight double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds and Amber Lau (Mt. Wolfe, Pa.) also hadded 10 points with five rebounds.
Brittany Kinser led the Tornado with 11 points and Brooke Johnson added 10 points.
The Cobras will hit the road for their next game on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in Charlotte, N.C. against Queens University of Charlotte.
McDonald's Player of the Game- Jasmine Alston
Alston scored a game high 14 points.
The McDonald's Player of the Game is presented by the Hartsville McDonald's and is given to the most outstanding performer during each Coker College home athletic event.