Coker men’s basketball team falls to Wingate

WINGATE, N.C. — Coker University men’s basketball fell at Wingate Jan. 13 in South Atlantic Conference action by a score of 86-74. Wingate jumped out to a 4-0 lead, before the teams would play to a 7-7 tie through six minutes. Wingate would go on a run to take a 15-9 lead almost halfway through the frame, before a Coker run highlighted by a thunderous Christopher Fordham dunk would put the Cobras up 16-15 with nine and a half minutes to play in the period. The teams would trade leads over the next few minutes, as Coker would take a 27-23 lead into the final five minutes of the half. The teams would trade buckets right up until the final horn of the half, when Jarren Cottingham knocked down a triple to put Wingate up 36-34 with 10 seconds left. Chandler Lindsey would take the inbound pass the full length of the floor at breakneck speed and beat the buzzer with a layup to send the teams to the locker room tied at 36. The teams played to a 49-49 tie through the first five minutes of the second half, before Wingate would eventually build a 60-56 lead with just over 11 minutes to play. The Bulldogs extended their lead into double digits with nine minutes left in the second half, holding a double-digit lead until the final horn. Lindsey paced the Cobras with 18 points, while Anderson Keller posted 16 points off the bench. Anthony Thomas and Malcolm Kennedy each added 11 points, while Fordham contributed 10 points. Jahnarious Snell also chipped in six points, along with two from Ryan Carfley. Coker out-rebounded Wingate 33-31 in the contest, led by a career-high eight from Fordham and seven from Lindsey. Six other Cobras were active on the glass in the game. Lindsey completed his double-double with a career-high 10 assists, while five others helped on Cobra buckets in the game. Six different Cobras recorded steals in the game, along with Thomas posting the lone rejection for Coker in the game.

Author: Stephan Drew

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