The Lady Tornado had four players who scored in double figures, including Chelsea Bowling, who went 11-for-12 at the line as part of her 14 points.
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Trailing by as many as 20 in the second half, the Lady Tornado got to within five of Coker with 1:31 to go on sophomore Bonnie Durrett's (West Paducah, Ky.) layup. However, King could not get any closer, and the Cobras defeated King, 73-65, Saturday at the Student Center Complex.
King did have four players who scored in double figures though. Senior Chelsea Bowling scored 11 of her 14 points from the free throw line. Sophomore Alley Sprouse (Newport, Tenn.) had 12 on 6-for-10 shooting to go along with six rebounds. Freshman Stephanie Brantley (Pilot Mountain, Tenn.) came off the bench and shot 5-for-7 from the field to score 11. Durrett added 10 points for the Lady Tornado.
Amber Lau scored 21, and sister, Autumn Lau, had 16 to lead the Cobras. Both shot 8-for-12 from the field. Coker improved to 16-10 (12-8 Conference Carolinas).
King fell to 12-12 (8-12) and is now tied with North Greenville for the very important eighth spot in the conference. Only the top eight teams make it to the Conference Carolinas Tournament next month. The Lady Tornado will continue their home stand against Converse at the Student Center on Tuesday, February 26 with tip-off slated for 7:00 p.m.