Second Half Surge Pushes Bears Past Cobras
The Coker College men's basketball team fell to the visiting Lenoir-Rhyne University Bears on Wednesday night (Jan. 18) in a South Atlantic Conference matchup by a score of 78-73.
The opening half was all Cobras, as they shot nearly 50 percent from the field, 57 percent from behind the arc and held as high as a 19-point lead. The two sides departed for the locker rooms at halftime, with Coker holding a 48-37 advantage.
The Bears clawed their way back, closing the deficit to single digits at the 11:26 mark in the second half. The momentum stayed on the side of Lenoir-Rhyne, as the Bears took a 66-65 lead at the 6:18 mark. The one-point Coker deficit remained until the 3:07 mark, when a three by Lenoir-Rhyne lifted the Bears up by four. They would go on to pick up the road win by a score of 78-73.
The Cobras will be back in action on Saturday to host Lincoln Memorial. Opening tip is set for 4 p.m.