Hartsville, SC – Southern Wesleyan fell to the Coker Cobras on Saturday afternoon in a 90-58 final.
The Warriors posted 58 points in the loss with a 32.8% field goal percentage and 61.1% at the free throw line. Justice McCullough led the team with a double-double game, contributing 15 points and 16 rebounds. McCullough, Javon Hunter and Issac Ford led the way for the Warriors. Hunter posted 11 points and Ford posted 10 in the loss. Three Warriors posted blocks and Hunter led the team with two steals. Kylie Blackett and Hunter both led the team with two assists.
Final: Coker 90, Southern Wesleyan 58
Records: Southern Wesleyan (1-8), Coker (4-4)
How It Happened
Coker jumped out early with a three point jump shot by Marquis Green and then lengthened their lead to five on a layup by Demarco Jackson. Southern Wesleyan countered on a layup by Javon Hunter to cut the Cobras lead to 2-7. Issac Ford made a three point shot to put the Warriors down eight points to the Cobras, but a jump shot by Jake Barrett allowed Coker to take a 15-5 point lead over Southern Wesleyan. The Warriors countered with a jump shot by Justice McCullough to bring the score to 7-19. Shots by Brandon Stroman and Dakota Jennings allowed Coker to increase their lead to 25-8. Layups by Jeremy Wart and Javon Hunter allowed the Warriors to cut the Cobras lead to fifteen points and make the score 12-27. Coker pushed their lead to 35-15 on a free throw by Diez Mungro. A three point jump shot by Issac Ford allowed the Warriors to cut the Cobras lead to 20-41. Justice McCullough delivered a jump shot to put Southern Wesleyan down twenty-four points and make the score 24-48 at the end of the first half.
Southern Wesleyan jumped out strong in the second half with layups by DJ Dobson, Jeremy Wert and Javon Hunter to put the Warriors down twenty points and make the score 30-50. However, the Cobras pushed their lead to 54-30 on a layup by Jake Barrett. Dobson and Wert made layups to keep the Warriors within twenty of the Cobras. The Warriors cut the lead down to 18 points on a layup by Justice McCullough and make the score 62-44. A three point jump shot by Kylie Blackett allowed the Warriors to stay within eighteen of the Cobras and make the score 51-69. Coker lengthened the lead, however, on shots by Demarco Jackson and Barrett. The Warriors countered with shots by Issac Ford and McCullough, but they were still behind the Cobras 83-55. Coker took the game in a 90-58 final.
Southern Wesleyan will next resume Conference Carolinas action on December 9 as they travel to Belmont Abbey at 7:30 p.m. They will then Emmanuel College to take part in a tournament where they will take on Palm Beach Atlantic and Voorhees on December 11th and 12th.