Coker men’s basketball team defeated by Tusculum

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — The

Coker University men’s basketball

team fell at Tusculum in

South Atlantic Conference

action Jan. 16 by a score of 58-

50.

Tusculum jumped out to an

8-2 lead in the first five minutes,

before the Cobras would

battle back to tie the game at 10

with 12 and a half minutes to

play in the first half. The teams

would battle to ties at 14-14

and 16-16, before Tusculum

would later take a 23-22 lead

into the final two minutes of

the half.

Tusculum scored the last

two buckets of the half, taking

a 27-22 lead to the break.

The Cobras got back within

two four and a half minutes

into the second period, before

Tusculum would get its lead

back up to four with 12 minutes

to play.

After the Cobras got within

two again, the Pioneers went

on a run to extend their lead to

12 with seven minutes to play.

The Cobras would get back

within single digits with just

over two minutes to play, as the

Pioneers would keep the

Cobras at a few possessions’

distance until the final horn to

get the victory.

Chandler Lindsey paced the

Cobras with 16 points on the

day, while Christopher

Fordham also scored 12 points

in the game. Five other Cobras

contributed in the scoring column

in the contest.

Fordham led the Cobras on

the glass nearly missing a double-

double with eight

rebounds, while six other

Cobras were active in the

rebounding effort. Anderson

Keller dished out a team-high

two assists in the game, while

five others each registered one

assist.

Lindsey led the Cobras with

three steals, while Fordham

also recorded two in the game.

Lindsey posted the lone rejection

on the day for Coker.

Author: Rachel Howell

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