The Coker Cobras earned their first Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference win on Saturday afternoon, defeating the Lees-McRae College Bobcats 70-64 in men's basketball action. The Bobcats fall to 3-11, (2-7 CVAC) while the Cobras improved to 4-11, (1-8 CVAC).
In a game that was a back and forth battle from the very start, both teams traded baskets through the entire first half. Through the first 20 minutes the Bobcats had the one point advantage, 30-29.
In the second half Coker came out hot and shot 73 percent from the floor, while Lees-McRae shot just 30 percent. In the end Coker's 41 second half points were just too much for the Bobcats to handle.
Coker was led by Ben Brim with 19 points, including going 4-for-6 from behind the three-point arc, while Ryan Fulwood had 11 points, three rebounds and three assists. Both Jason Fulwood and Lukas Varga finished the game with 10 points.
For the Bobcats, Mike Fox and Henry Williams each had 13 points, while Fox, (pictured top left), also grabbed four rebounds. DJ Menifee had 10 points all coming from the free throw line, going ten for ten, while Aaron Dugger contributed 10 points and three boards.
The Bobcats return home to host Erskine College Flying Fleet
next Thursday in CVAC action. Tip off is set for 7:30pm.