Tornados Can't Hang on Against Coker
BREVARD, N.C.- The Brevard College women’s basketball team (8-13, 6-11 SAC) took a two-point lead on a pair of Taylor Hiatt free throws with 25 seconds left in the game but couldn't hold on against Coker College (11-10, 6-11 SAC) in a 65-64 loss at Boshamer Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon.
Coker’s Tanesha Stenson answered Hiatt’s free throws with a game-winning three-point play on the Cobras ensuing possession, completing the play with 19 seconds remaining.
Hiatt missed a three with nine seconds left to give the ball back to Coker before Madison Lenox stole the Cobras inbounds pass to give BC one more chance at the win.
The Tornados used their last timeout with six seconds left to draw up their final play, but Katie Williams’ heavily contested layup was off the mark as time expired.
The Torndos took their only other lead of the game on the first possession of the second half with a layup from Shelby Wolfe.
Williams and Wolfe poured in a game-high 19 points apiece for the Tornados, while Williams added a game-high six assists. Hadara Bannister and Lenox both distributed three assists for BC while Lenox dropped 17 points.
Jessica Cohen helped the Cobras to their biggest lead of the game with a layup at the 3:53 mark in the second half to put Coker up eight points. Cohen led the Cobras with 17 points while teammate Priscilla Fenty had 12 points.
Brevard will host Carson-Newman at Bashamer Gymnasium on Monday at 6 p.m.