The Coker College women's basketball is looking to carry a follow up their win last time out against Queens on Dec. 19 as they welcome the Anderson University Trojans to Hartsville for a South Atlantic Conference tilt.
In the 87-85 win at Queens, the Cobras closed out a tight contest, in which they trailed at the half, by outscoring the Royals 41-38 in the second half. One of the keys to the win was the excellent play by Ashauntee Nelson to close out the game. Nelson put the team on her back by scoring 13 points in the fourth quarter and the final six points of the game. In total, Nelson notched a career-high of 21 points.
Hayley Kropp also had a nice game with 13 points and five rebounds, while Saquita Joyner notched 11 points and five rebounds. Erin Houser was the fourth Cobra to reach double figures as she had 10 points and six rebounds. Amanda Cherry, Hope Richardson, and Haliyah Sumter all picked up five points, while Shay Jackson and Janell Horton each recorded two points.
Tomorrow's game is set to tipoff at 2:00 PM at the Harris E. and Louis H. DeLoach Center. Live stats and video will be available at www.cokercobras.com.
Player to Watch
In her first year in the Navy and Gold, local product Saquita Joyner has impressed this season and is coming off an excellent month of December. Joyner averaged 11 points per game last month, including a 21 point showing against Lincoln Memorial and 11 points in a win over Queens. For the season, Joyner is averaging 6.6 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game.
2018 Women's Basketball Roster
0 | Jasmyn Patterson | G | Jr. | 5-7 | Middletown, N.Y. / Orange County CC
1 | Hope Richardson | F | Fr. | 5-11 | Darlington, S.C. / Darlington HS
2 | Hannah Stull | G | So. | 5-9 | Newton, N.C. / Newton-Conover HS
3 | Aloni McFarland | G | Sr. | 5-6 | Greensboro, N.C. / Harford Community College
4 | Avahna Baker | G | Fr. | 5-4 | Florence, S.C. / Wilson HS
5 | Haliyah Sumter | G | Fr. | 5-8 | Columbia, S.C. / Dreher HS
10 | Hayley Kropp | G | Jr. | 5-6 | Columbus, N.C. / Guilford Technical Community College
11 | Taiylar DeMoss | G | So. | 5-9 | Columbia, S.C. / Irmo HS
12 | Ashauntee Nelson | G | Fr. | 5-7 | Durham, N.C. / Riverside HS
15 | Saquita Joyner | F | Fr. | 5-9 | Hartsville, S.C. / Hartsville HS
20 | Jalah Horton | G | Fr. | 5-7 | Myrtle Beach, S.C. / Myrtle Beach HS
22 | Shay Jackson | G | Jr. | 5-10 | Orangeburg, S.C. / Orangeburg-Wilkinson HS
24 | Amanda Cherry | G | Fr. | 5-10 | Monroe, N.C. / Sun Valley HS
25 | Elizabeth Kincaid | G | Sr. | 5-9 | Poquoson, Va. / Poquoson HS
32 | Erin Houser | F | Jr. | 6-2 | Orangeburg, S.C. / North Carolina Central University
34 | Janell Horton | G | Fr. | 5-11 | Myrtle Beach, S.C. / Myrtle Beach HS
35 | Raya Coley | G | Fr. | 5-9 | Raleigh, N.C. / Millbrook HS
44 | Shaiyana Brown | G | Fr. | 5-9 | Knightdale, N.C. / Enloe HS
55 | Martecia Godbolt | G | Fr. | 5-7 | Marion, S.C. / Marion HS
RS | Kaleah Hires | G | Jr. | 5-7 | Columbia, S.C. / Dreher HS
11.7 | at Furman | 71-42 L
11.9 | vs. King (Tenn.) @ Belmont Abbey Conference Carolinas/SAC Showdown | 82-67 L
11.10 | Belmont Abbey at Belmont Abbey Conference Carolinas/SAC Showdown | 72-64 L
11.12 | at Erskine | 77-63 W
11.14 | at Fayetteville St. | 61-59 L
11.17 | Barton | 58-55 L
11.20 | at Southern Wesleyan | 88-83 L
11.28 | Wingate* | 76-42 L
12.1 | at Lincoln Memorial* | 76-66 L
12.4 | Mount Olive | 62-52 L
12.8 | at Mars Hill* | Postponed
12.15 | Carson-Newman* | 89-63 L
12.19 | at Queens* | 76-74 W
1.5 | Anderson* | 2:00 PM
1.9 | at Catawba* | 6:00 PM
1.12 | at Tusculum* | 2:00 PM
1.16 | Lenoir-Rhyne* | 6:00 PM
1.23 | at Newberry* | 6:00 PM
1.26 | Lincoln Memorial* | 2:00 PM
1.30 | at Wingate* | 6:00 PM
2.2 | Mars Hill* | 2:00 PM
2.6 | Queens* | 6:00 PM
2.9 | at Carson-Newman* | 2:00 PM
2.13 | Catawba* | 6:00 PM
2.16 | Anderson* | 2:00 PM
2.20 | at Lenoir-Rhyne* | 6:00 PM
2.23 | Tusculum* | 2:00 PM
2.27 | Newberry* | 6:00 PM
(2018-19 Statistical Leaders)
#32 | Erin Houser | 12.1
#22 | Shay Jackson | 7.6
#2 | Hannah Stull | 7.6
#32 | Erin Houser | 7.9
#22 | Shay Jackson | 5.2
The Trojans come to Coker having won their last nine contests and are currently ranked as the second best team in the southeast region according to the latest D2SIDA poll. Their record currently sits at 11-2, with the only losses coming at the hands of Clayton State and Claflin. The Trojans are also tops in the South Atlantic Conference with a 5-0 record in conference play
Anderson returns a pair of starters from last years squad in Alexy Mollenhauer and Madison Baggett, who were both preseason second team all-conference selections. Prior to the season, Anderson was picked by SAC coaches to finish third in the conference.
Player to Watch
Mollenhauer, a preseason second team all-conference selection, is averaging a double-double this season with an average of 17.1 points per game and 11.4 rebounds per game. Mollenhauer is currently tied for first in the conference in rebounds per game, third in points per game, and sixth in three point shooting percentage.
PPG | Ace Easter | 17.2
RPG | Alexy Mollenhauer | 11.4
APG | Madison Baggett | 4.4
2018-19 Women's Basketball Roster
02 Erin Cepeda G Fr. 5-4 Fort Mill, S.C. / Comenius School for Creative Learning
03 Cassie Ketchum G R-Jr. 5-7 Orlando, Fla. / Boone H.S.
04 Erika Martin F Sr. 5-11 North Charleston, S.C. / Northwood Academy
10 Taylor Hair F So. 6-0 Orlando, Fla. / Olympia H.S.
11 Valencia Carroll G Fr. 5-11 Raleigh, N.C. / Rolesville H.S.
12 Alexy Mollenhauer G Jr. 6-0 Lindale, Texas / Caspian Academy
15 Alexis Tate G So. 5-10 Auburn, Ala. / Auburn High School
22 Ace Easter G R-Sr. 5-9 Maiden, N.C. / Bandys H.S.
23 Madison Baggett G Jr. 5-7 Huntsville, Ala. / Madison County H.S.
24 Makayla Green G Jr. 5-9 Mauldin, S.C. / Mauldin H.S.
30 Hannah Hodges F/C Jr. 6-1 Simpsonville, S.C. / Legacy Early College
32 Britney Bailey F Fr. 6-0 Santa Rita, Guam / Yokota (Japan) H.S.
34 Amari Grevious F Jr. 6-4 Orangeburg, S.C. / Orangeburg-Wilkinson/Winthrop
WATCH LIVE ON THE COBRA SPORTS NETWORK
Can't make it to the game? Catch all of the action on the Cobra Sports Network via Stretch Internet at the link below. You can also download the South Atlantic Conference app to watch all of Coker's home games! Just search "South Atlantic" and download the app to your device. The app is available on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon, and Android TV.