Senior guard Selina Mann tied a season high with 20 points, but Mount St. Mary's lost to host Monmouth, 71-63, Monday evening.
With the defeat, the Mount (14-15, 10-8 Northeast Conference) dropped to the sixth seed in the Northeast Conference women's basketball tournament, meaning it will visit the Hawks again Sunday at 3 p.m. in the quarterfinals.
The Mount started the game with a 6-0 run fueled by four points by Rachel Mathews. The Mountaineers also rattled off an 8-2 run after Monmouth (15-14, 12-6) stopped the previous run thanks in part to four points apiece by Selina Mann and Sydney Henderson
The Mount ended the half on a 12-6 run behind a strong performance by Mann. She finished the half with 11 points, going 7-for-7 from the free-throw line.
However, Monmouth stormed back, going on an 11-7 run of its own to cut the lead to two with 6:48 remaining.
The Hawks finished off the comeback by outscoring the Mount 14-6 and hitting their free throws down the stretch.
Mann added three rebounds, three assists and one steal.
Coppin State 69, UMES 60: Despite a run in the final minutes, the visiting Hawks couldn't quite complete a comeback.
Alexis Udoji led UMES (7-19, 3-12 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) early, scoring four points and blocking three shots in the game's opening moments.
With UMES up 18-7, the Eagles (13-15, 9-6) responded with their own 9-0 run and later got to within 21-20 off 10 points from Shawntae Payne.
The two sides exchanged runs, and at the half UMES held a 28-27 advantage.
Out of the locker room Coppin State went on an 11-0 run, thanks in large part to free throws.
The Eagles held that advantage going into the final media timeout up 65-49.
UMES scored the next eight points but could not get closer as Coppin State held on for the win.
Morgan State 59, Delaware State 49: Bianca Jarrett scored a game-high 22 points and Chyress Lockhart came off the bench to add 11, as the host Bears defeated the visiting Hornets.
Morgan State (11-17, 8-7 MEAC) recorded its first three-game winning streak of the season and completed the season series sweep of the Hornets.
Jarrett, who earlier in the day was named MEAC Player of the Week, shot 7-for-13 from the floor, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range, while connecting on all four of her free-throw attempts. Jarrett also finished with a game-high three assists and grabbed five rebounds to tie Tracey Carrington (10 points) for team high honors.
The Bears held a 14-8 advantage with 12:31 to play after a 3-pointer by Jarrett, which triggered a 16-5 run, capped off by a 3-pointer by Briana Coardes with 6:32 remaining in the half, giving the Bears a 27-13 lead.
Delaware State (9-20, 6-9) pulled within 27-17, after back-to-back baskets from Jade Washington but would get no closer. Morgan State would close out the scoring with back-to-back 3-pointers from Whitney Southerland to close out the half and take a 33-19 lead into the locker room.
Coppin State 63, Maryland-Eastern Shore 60: Junior guard Andre Armstrong delivered a big basket and clutch free throws down the stretch, leading the host Eagles.
Armstrong scored a game-high 22 points for Coppin (7-23, 4-11 MEAC). Junior forward Troy Snyder and junior guard Louis Bell scored 17 points apiece for the Hawks (2-24, 2-13).
The Hawks staged a 12-3 run to take a 46-45 lead with 9:42 remaining following back-to-back 3-pointers by Bell. The Eagles quickly reclaimed the lead, but Bell hit another 3-pointer to tie the game with 5:59 left. Armstrong put the Eagles up for good when he made a 3-pointer with 4:33 remaining.
Morgan State 66, Delaware State 47: Junior swingman Justin Black scored 20 points to lead the Bears to a victory over the visiting Hornets.
Black made nine of 13 field-goal attempts for Morgan State (13-14, 9-5 MEAC), which has won four in a row and seven of its past eight. Senior forward Marques Oliver had 13 points and nine rebounds for Delaware State (13-16, 8-7), which has lost three of four.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun