Hartsville, SC – Southern Wesleyan fell to the Coker Cobras on Saturday afternoon in an 81-47 final.
Southern Wesleyan posted 47 points in the loss with Tiana Sherman and Aneysa Williams leading the team with nine points apiece. The Warriors went 17-27 at the free throw line in the loss. Breanna Richardson and Kaitlyn Smart led the team with four rebounds each. Sherman posted two assists and Noelle Van Zadelhoff led the team with two blocks. Williams, Smart and Van Zadelhoff led the team with two steals each in the loss.
Final: Coker 81, Southern Wesleyan 47
Records: Southern Wesleyan (0-5), Coker (3-4)
How It Happened
Coker jumped out first on a three point shot by Elizabeth Kincaid, but the Warriors countered on a layup by Breanna Richardson to put them one behind the Cobras. However, the Cobras lengthened their lead to five points on a second shot by Kincaid to make the score 7-2. A jump shot by Tiana Sherman and a three point shot by Aneysa Williams allowed Southern Wesleyan to tie the game 7-7. Coker took a six point lead on free throws by Hayley Kropp and lengthened their lead to eleven points on a three point shot by Caitland Considine to lead 23-12 at the end of the first quarter.
Breanna Richardson led off the second quarter for the Warriors to make a free throw and cut the Cobras lead to ten points. Coker pushed onward, leading by sixteen points on a three point jump shot by Elizabeth Kincaid to make the score 13-29. Back-to-back layups by Kaitlyn Smart allowed the Warriors to come to 18-37 behind the Cobras.
Southern Wesleyan kicked off the third quarter on a three point shot by Aneysa Williams to put the Warriors down 21-39. The Cobras countered to take a 20 point lead on a layup by Janea Williams. Denisha Hall and Shawndre' Young made free throws to allow Southern Wesleyan to shorten Coker's lead to 26-52. Tiana Sherma followed with a layup to put the Warriors down 24 points to the Cobras.
The Warriors attacked first in the fourth quarter on a three point shot by Denisha Hall to put Southern Wesleyan down 34-57. A three point shot by Jessica Sparks and free throws by Shawndrew Young allowed Southern Wesleyan to come to 39-66 behind Coker. Coker pushed forward to take a thirty point lead on a free throw, but Southern Wesleyan countered on a jump shot and free throw by Tiana Sherman to make the score 44-73. The Cobras won in an 81-47 final.
Southern Wesleyan will next resume Conference Carolinas action on December 9 as they travel to Belmont Abbey at 5:30 p.m. They will then return home on December 12 at 6 p.m. as they host the Columbia International Rams.