Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Once in a while the basketball games games at Anderson University are flip flopped. Last night the guys were up first. If there is ever a need to win a game this was it. Coker and A.U. are neck in neck in the standings. A loss would drop that team several places in the tight race. The guys came out fired up but the Cobras took the first half lead and held it for 14 minutes. Then a couple of free throws gave A. U. their first lead but it was short. Back and forth the lead changed 5 times in the final five minutes. But Coker ended the half on top by one point with a smooth layup by Stevie Evans with two seconds remaining giving Coker a 31-30 margin.
In the second half Anderson dominated the glass, out rebounding the Cobras 44-33 times. But the lead continued to swap. Then with only seconds remaining Kris Fudzinskas scored on a putback and after a foul it seemed settled but the Cobras weren't ready to lose just yet. Yet another basket and a Coker foul sealed the deal as Jonathan Mattox made his free throw for the final margin of 72-69.
In the Girls games there were few worries. Coker's girls team is in last place and the previous meet between them was a 29 point win for the A.U. Tonight proved to be the same as the Lady Trojans scored easily after the tip off and went on to rout Coker for ninth straight time. The Cobras were outscored 50-25 in the first half and A.U. continued in the second half with a 87-48 victory.