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State hoops roundup (March 7): Coppin, Morgan advance in MEAC women's tourney

State hoops roundup (March 7): Coppin, Morgan advance in MEAC women's tourney

Fourth-seeded Coppin State downed No. 13 seed Norfolk State, 78-54, in a first-round game in the Mid-Eastern Athleteic Conference tournament, held in Norfolk, Va.

The Eagles (14-15) have won a MEAC tournament game in six consecutive seasons. The victory was the seventh in a row for the Eagles, who will face Morgan State on Thursday in the quarterfinals.

Amber Griffin led four Coppin State players in double figures with 19 points. The Spartans (3-24) were led by Kiara Phillips' 15 points.

No. 5 Morgan State 52, No. 12 North Carolina Central 42: Zuri White had 17 points and 14 rebounds to propel the Bears (13-16) in their MEAC tournament...

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